Rosemary Byrne
Assoc Prof in International Law, Law
Director, Centre for Post Conflict Justice

Biography

R. Byrne (B.A. Columbia, 1986, J.D. Harvard, 1992) is Associate Professor of International and Human Rights Law. Recently, she completed a five-year term as a Human Rights Commissioner for the Irish Human Rights Commission, which is the national human rights institution established in the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement. She is the former Chair of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, of which she continues to serve as a member until 2018. She has been a Visiting Professor of International Law at the Paris School of International Affairs, Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences-Po) and at the China-EU School of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Rosemary Byrne, The Protection Paradox: why hasn't the arrival of new media transformed refugee status determination, International Journal of Refugee Law, 27, (4), 2015, p625 - 648 Journal Article, 2015

Rosemary Byrne, The Law of Refugee Status: Book Review, European Journal of International Law, 26, (2), 2015, p564 - 357 Review Article, 2015

J. C. Hathaway, A. M. North and R. Byrne , Roundtable on the Future of Refugee Convention Supervision, 26, 3, Journal of Refugee Studies, 2013, p327 - 330 Report, 2013

Globalizing Legal Process in the Struggle to Counter Impunity Efficiently in, editor(s)L. Brennan , Enacting Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Integration, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, [R.Byrne] Book Chapter, 2013

International Criminal Justice, the Gotovina Judment and the Making of Refugees in, editor(s)Gammeltoft-Hansen et al. , Protecting the Rights of Others, Leiden, Brill Publishers, 2013, pp467 - 486, [R. Byrne and G. Noll] Book Chapter, 2013

Rosemary Byrne, Drawing the missing map: What socio-legal research can offer to international criminal trial practice, Leiden Journal of international law, 26/4, 2013, p991 - 1007 Journal Article, 2013

Understanding Refugee Law in an Enlarged European Union in, editor(s)Lambert, Helene , The Library of Essays, University of Westminister, Ashgate, 2010, pp1 - 554, [Byrne, Rosemary, Noll G, Vedsted-Hansen, J] Book Chapter, 2010

Byrne, Rosemary, The New Public International Lawyer and the Hidden Art of International Trial Practice, Connecticut Journal of International Law, 25, 2010, p243 - 305 Journal Article, 2010

Byrne, Rosemary, Receuil de Droit des Réfugiés: Instruments, jurisprudences et documents, 1st, French, Hungarian Helsinki Committee/ ERF/UNHCR, 2009, 1 - 202pp Book, 2009 URL

Byrne, Rosemary, Compilación de Derecho de Los Refugiados: Casos, documentos y materials, 1st, Hungarian Helsinki Committee/ ERF/UNHCR, 2009, 1 - 152pp Book, 2009 URL

Byrne, Rosemary, Reader in Refugee Law: Cases, Documents and Materials, 5th, Hungarian Helsinki Committee/ ERF/UNHCR, 2008, 1 - 202pp Book, 2008 URL

Conscientious Objection in, editor(s)Wolfrum, R , The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford, OUP, 2008, [Byrne, Rosemary] Book Chapter, 2008

R. Byrne, editor in chief, , Compilación de Derecho de los Refugiados: Casos, documentos y materials , 3rd, Budapest, Hungarian Helsinki Committee, 2007 Book, 2007 URL

Byrne, Rosemary, Reader in Refugee Law: Cases, Documents and Materials, 4th, Hungarian Helsinki Committee/ ERF/UNHCR, 2007 Book, 2007

Byrne, Rosemary, Assessing Testimonial Evidence: Lessons from the International Criminal Tribunals, International Journal of Refugee Law, 19, (4), 2007, p609 - 638 Journal Article, 2007

Changing Paradigms in Refugee Law in, editor(s)Perruchoud R and Cholewinski, R , International Migration Law: Developing Paradigms and Key Challenges, The Hague, Asser Press, 2007, pp163 - 175, [Byrne, Rosemary] Book Chapter, 2007

Rosemary Byrne, Assessing Testimonial Evidence: Lessons from the International Criminal Tribunals, International Journal of Refugee Law , 19, (2), 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Byrne, Rosemary, Reader in Refugee Law; Cases, Documents and Materials, 3rd, Hungarian Helsinki Committee/ ERF/UNHCR, 2006 Book, 2006 URL URL

Byrne, Rosemary, Promises of Peace and Reconciliation: Previewing Legacy at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda , European Review, 14, (4), 2006, p485 - 497 Journal Article, 2006

R. Byrne, Remedies of Limited Effect: Rights of Appeal under the Forthcoming EU Directive on Minimum Standards on Procedures, European Journal of Migration and Law, 7, 2005, p71 - 86 Journal Article, 2005

Credibility in Changing Contexts: Seeking International Justice or International Protection in, editor(s)G. Noll , Credibility, Proof and Evidence in Asylum Law, The Hague, Brill/Kluwer, 2005, pp179 - 196, [R. Byrne] Book Chapter, 2005

R. Byrne, G. Noll, J.Vedsted-Hansen, Understanding Refugee Law in an Enlarged European Union, European Journal of International Law, 15, (2), 2004, p355 - 379 Journal Article, 2004

R. Byrne, Harmonization and Burden Relocation in the Two Europes, Journal of Refugee Studies, 16, (3), 2003, p356 Journal Article, 2003

R. Byrne, G. Noll, J. Vedsted-Hansen, New Asylum States: Migration Control and Refugee Protection in an Enlarged European Union, The Hague, Kluwer, 2002, 463pp Book, 2002

Western Asylum Policies for Export: The Transfer of Protection and Deflection Formulas to Central Europe and the Baltics in, editor(s)R. Byrne, G. Noll, J. Vedsted-Hansen , New Asylum States: Migration Control and Refugee Protection in an Enlarged European Union, The Hague, Kluwer, 2002, pp5 - 28, [R. Byrne, G. Noll and J.Vedsted-Hansen] Book Chapter, 2002

Future Perspectives: Accession and Asylum in an Expanded European Union in, editor(s)R. Byrne, G. Noll, J. Vedsted-Hansen , New Asylum States: Migration Control and Refugee Protection in an Enlarged European Union, The Hague, Kluwer, 2002, pp373 - 422, [R. Byrne] Book Chapter, 2002

Transformation of Asylum in Europe in, editor(s)R. Byrne, G. Noll, J. Vedsted-Hansen , New Asylum States: Migration Control and Refugee Protection in an Enlarged European Union, The Hague, Kluwer, 2002, pp423 - 431, [R. Byrne, G. Noll and J.Vedsted-Hansen] Book Chapter, 2002

R. Byrne, Changing Modalities: The Implementation of Human Rights Obligations in Ireland after the Good Friday Agreement, Nordic Journal of International Law, 70, 2001, p1 - 27 Journal Article, 2001

R. Byrne, Expediency and Refugee Determination Procedures, Irish Jurist, 2000, p367 - 382 Journal Article, 2000

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Changing Paradigms in Refugee Law in, editor(s)R. Perruchoud and R. Cholewinski , International Migration Law: Developing Paradigms and Key Challenges, The Hague, Asser Press, 2007, pp163 - 175, [Rosemary Byrne] Book Chapter, 2007

R. Byrne, Reader in Refugee Law: Cases, Documents and Materials, 3rd Edition, 2006 Book, 2006 URL

Rosemary Byrne, Promises of Peace and Reconciliation: Previewing Legacy at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, European Review, 14, (4), 2006, p485 - 498 Journal Article, 2006

AHuman Rights in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law, Dublin, Roundhall Sweet & Maxwell, 2001, [R. Byrne] Book Chapter, 2001

AShifting the Frontiers: Migration Issues in, editor(s)A. O'Rourke , Enlargement: Challenges and Opportunities, Dublin, Institute of European Affairs, 2001, pp59 - 65, [R. Byrne] Book Chapter, 2001

AHuman Rights in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law, Dublin, Roundhall Sweet and Maxwell, 2000, pp272a - 272n, [R. Byrne] Book Chapter, 2000

R. Byrne, At the Cross-Roads: Refugee Protection in Ireland Under the 1996 Refugee Act, Irish Human Rights Review, 2000, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2000

AHuman Rights in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law, Dublin, Roundhall Sweet and Maxwell, 1999, pp333 - 349, [R. Byrne] Book Chapter, 1999

R. Byrne, Chemical Weapons Act, Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, 1997, p28-01 - 28-17 Journal Article, 1997

R. Byrne and W. Duncan, Developments in Discrimination Law in Ireland and Europe, Dublin, Irish Centre for European Law, 1997, 132pp Book, 1997

R. Byrne, Redesigning Fortress Europe, Oxford International Review, 7, 1997, p10 - 16 Journal Article, 1997

On the Sliding Scales of Justice: The Status of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Ireland in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Duncan , Developments in Discrimination Law, Dublin, Irish Centre for European Law, 1997, pp107 - 117, [R. Byrne] Book Chapter, 1997

R. Byrne and A. Shacknove, The Safe Country Notion in European Asylum Law, Harvard Human Rights Journal, 9, 1996, p185 - 226 Journal Article, 1996

Research Expertise

Description

Human Rights, Comparative Asylum Law, EU Fundamental Rights Protection, International Criminal Justice, Legal Globalisation

Keywords

Human Rights; International Law

Recognition

Representations

Chair, Scientific Committee, EU Fundamental Rights Agency 2013-2015

Member of the Scientific Committee 2013-2018

Member, Executive Committee, Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS) 200 -2015

Human Rights Commissioner, Irish Human Rights Commission 2007-2011

Research Fellow, Centre for Post-Conflict Justice 2009 - present

Director, Centre for Post Conflict Justice, 2009-2013 2009-2013

Danish Refugee Council: External Expert: Safe Third Country Project

Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance, Egypt, External Reviewer

Awards and Honours

Excellence in Global Engagement, Trinity College Dublin 2016

Government of Ireland Research Fellow 2001-2002

Visiting Human Rights Fellow, Harvard Law School Spring, 1999

Memberships

NGO Membership: Board Member for the Irish Refugee Council, as well as on the Human Rights Working Group of the Irish Commission for Justice and Peace

Council of Europe: Human Rights Training (Macedonia)

U.S. Committee for Refugees, Expert Participant in Anti-Warehousing Campaign

Refugee Policy Protection Group: Founding Member

Member of Executive Committee, Institute for International Integration Studies 2002 – 2003

European Society of International Law

American Society of International Law 2006 to present