Professor Christine Chinkin

Professor Christine Chinkin

Professorial Research Fellow, Founding Director

Centre for Women, Peace and Security

About me

Christine Chinkin CMG FBA is Professorial Research Fellow and founding Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

Professor Chinkin is a leading expert on international law and human rights law, especially the international human rights of women. In 2000, her co-authored, ground-breaking book with Hilary Charlesworth, ‘The Boundaries of International Law: a feminist analysis’ examined the status of women in human rights and international law’. In 2005, in recognition of this and other contributions, Chinkin and Charlesworth were awarded the American Society of International Law, Goler T. Butcher Medal 'for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law'.

Professor Chinkin has been a consultant or advisor to UN bodies on a range of issues including human trafficking gender-based persecution in armed conflict, peace agreements and gender and violence against women. She was a member of the UN fact-finding missions to Gaza in 2007 (Beit Hanoun) and 2009 (the Goldstone Report).

Professor Chinkin is a leading expert on the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). She co-edited the seminal book ‘The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: A Commentary’ and authored the chapter on violence against women and girls. She was scientific advisor to the Council of Europe Committee that drafted the Convention on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (the 'Istanbul Convention'), the most far-reaching international treaty aimed at tackling violence against women and domestic violence.

She is a Fellow of the British Academy, a barrister and an academic member of Matrix Chambers. She was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to advancing women's human rights worldwide.

My research

Confronting gender inequality: findings from the LSE commission on gender, inequality and power

Report And Working Papers

Author(s) Diane Perrons, Nicola Lacey, Anne Phillips, Sadie Wearing, Saphieh Ashtiany, Anita Biressi, Cynthia Carter, Shami Chakrabarti, Christine Chinkin, Nick Couldry, Caroline Criado-Perez, Pamela DeLargy, Linda Dobbs, Scarlett Harris, Susan Himmelweit, Kate Jenkins, Naila Kabeer, Joni Lovenduski, Alan Manning, Rainbow Murray, Diane Negra, Eva Neitzert, Shani Orgad, Ania Plomien, Purna Sen, Harriet Spicer, Keir Starmer