Rebecca Barber

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Rebecca Barber (@becjbarber) is an honorary senior research fellow with the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland. Her PhD thesis focused on the role of UN General Assembly in the prevention of, and response to, atrocity crimes. She has published widely on the powers and procedures of the UN General Assembly, international peace and security law, international human rights and humanitarian law and the responsibility to protect, among other areas. Her research has been recognised by several awards including early career publication prizes from the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (2023) and the International and Comparative Law Quarterly (2021), and an Australian Legal Research Award (2022). She has previously worked as a senior research fellow with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and as a lecturer at Deakin University’s Centre for Humanitarian Leadership. Prior to entering academia she had a career with international humanitarian NGOs, in headquarters-based advocacy roles as well as field-based positions, managing human rights and legal assistance programs in humanitarian crises in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa.  She is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She is also on LinkedIn.

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