MILE Profile

Christina Binder
University of Vienna
Interest Group Membership: 
Peace and Security
Biography: 
Christina Binder is Professor of International Law at the Department of European, International and Comparative Law at the University of Vienna and Deputy Director of the interdisciplinary Research Centre “Human Rights”. She was a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Center for International Law in Cambridge (2007-08) and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2008-10). She is member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and of the ILA Committees on the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and on Feminism in International Law. Christina is part of the Coordinating Committee of the ESIL Interest Group “Peace and Security”. In addition to her classes at Vienna University, Christina teaches international human rights law at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. She also taught human rights at the University of New South Wales (Sydney), the Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), the Renmin University of China (Beijing) and the PUC (Sao Paolo, Brazil) and was a short term visiting professor for international investment law at the Bocconi University in Milan (Italy). Christina has likewise worked as legal and electoral expert for election observation and assessment missions, including Ecuador (2007 and 2009) and Rwanda (2008 and 2010) with the EU as well as Uzbekistan (2009) and Estonia (2011) with OSCE/ODIHR. She also trained officials from the Sudanese Ministry of Justice in electoral matters for MPI/UNDP (2010).