ChristopherMichaelsen_sDr Christopher Michaelsen is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Australian Human Rights Centre. He teaches and specialises in international law, human rights and international security. Prior to joining UNSW in 2008, he served as a Human Rights Officer (Anti-Terrorism) at the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw, Poland. Chris graduated in law from Hamburg University, holds an LLM from the University of Queensland and a PhD from the Australian National University. He is a co-editor of the Australian Journal of Human Rights, a founding member of the Security Council Analysis Network (SCAN) and an elected member of the Executive Council of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL). He is currently a Chief Investigator on a 4-year project funded by the Australian Research Council examining how elected members on the United Nations Security Council can influence Council decision-making and norm development.

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