Prof Susan Breau

Position/s:Professor of International Law
Flinders Law School
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Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Susan joined the law school in 2010 as Professor of International Law.  Her immediate past appointment was as Reader in International Law and Assistant Associate Dean for Research at the School of Law, University of Surrey. Prior to that post she was the Dorset Fellow in International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Her first academic post was as a lecturer in International Law at Queen's University Belfast.  Prior to attending the London School of Economics in 1999 where she obtained her Masters in Law and PhD Susan was a Barrister and Solicitor in Kingston, Canada where she practiced family, criminal and childrens law for eighteen years.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (History and Political Science) Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Laws Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Master of Arts (Political Science) Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Master of Laws (International Law), London School of Economics
PhD (International Law) London School of Economics
Barrister and Solicitor Ontario

Key responsibilities

Associate Dean Research for the School of Law

Teaching

Teaching interests

International Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law

Topic Coordinator:

  • LLAW1213  Introduction to Public Law Group Work
  • LLIR9500  The Relationship Between International Law and International Relations
  • LLIR9502  Issues in Human Security
  • LLIR9503 Causes and Conduct of Conflict
  • LLIR9509  Research Paper (International Law/International Relations)

Topic Lecturer:

  • LLIR9505  Post Conflict Mechanisms in International Law and International Relations

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Law

Research interests

Law of Armed Conflict, International Protection of Human Rights, the Law of International Organisations

Supervisory interests

  • International human rights law
  • International law
  • Law of armed conflict

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: Law (5);

Associate supervisor: Law (4);

Publications

Books
  • Yildiz, K. and Breau, S.C. (2010). The Kurdish Conflict: International Humanitarian Law and Post-Conflict Mechanisms. Abingdon, Oxford United Kingdom: Routledge. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2005). Humanitarian Intervention: The United Nations and Collective Responsiblity. London: Cameron May.
Book chapters
  • Breau, S.C. (2012). An Assessment of the Gaza Report's Contribution to the Development of International Humanitarian Law. In D Lovell & I Primoratz, ed. Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict. Abingdon, UK: Ashgate/Dartmouth, pp. 271-292. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2011). A Single Standard for Coalitions: Lowest Common Denominator or Highest Standard? In Marco Odello and Ryszard Piotrowicz, ed. International Military Missions and International Law. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Brill, pp. 73-97. [10.1163/9789004215900_005]
  • Breau, S.C. (2011). Humanitarian aid, human rights and corruption. In Marco Odello and Sofia Cavandoli, ed. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 149-175. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2010). The Right to Life of Detainees in Armed Conflict. In Jon Yorke, ed. The Right to Life and the Value of Life. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 143-168. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2010). The international law rights to home and homeland. In Lorna Fox and James Sweeney, ed. The Idea of Home in Law. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 165-194. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2007). Human Rights and Cultural Relativism: The False Dichotomy. In Javaid Rehman and Susan Breau, ed. Religion, Human Rights and International Law. Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 137-166. [10.1163/ej.9789004158269.i-576.21]
  • Breau, S.C. (2007). Protected Persons and Objects. In Elizabeth Wilmshurst and Susan Breau, ed. Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, pp. 169-203. www.cambridge.org/9780521882903.
Refereed journal articles
  • Breau, S.C. and Aronsson, M. (2012). Drone Attacks, International Law and the Recording of Civilian Casualties of Armed Conflict. Suffolk Transnational Law Review, 35(2) pp. 255-300. [Link]

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Books
  • Breau, S.C. (2011). Questions and Answers in International Law. 2nd ed. Susan Breau, ed. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. [Link]
  • Yildiz, K. and Breau, S.C. (2010). The Kurdish Conflict: International Humanitarian Law and Post-Conflict Mechanisms. Abingdon, Oxford United Kingdom: Routledge. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2005). Humanitarian Intervention: The United Nations and Collective Responsiblity. London: Cameron May.
Book chapters
  • Breau, S.C. (2012). An Assessment of the Gaza Report's Contribution to the Development of International Humanitarian Law. In D Lovell & I Primoratz, ed. Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict. Abingdon, UK: Ashgate/Dartmouth, pp. 271-292. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2011). A Single Standard for Coalitions: Lowest Common Denominator or Highest Standard? In Marco Odello and Ryszard Piotrowicz, ed. International Military Missions and International Law. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Brill, pp. 73-97. [10.1163/9789004215900_005]
  • Breau, S.C. (2011). Humanitarian aid, human rights and corruption. In Marco Odello and Sofia Cavandoli, ed. Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 149-175. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2010). The international law rights to home and homeland. In Lorna Fox and James Sweeney, ed. The Idea of Home in Law. Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 165-194. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2010). The Right to Life of Detainees in Armed Conflict. In Jon Yorke, ed. The Right to Life and the Value of Life. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 143-168. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. (2007). Protected Persons and Objects. In Elizabeth Wilmshurst and Susan Breau, ed. Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, pp. 169-203. www.cambridge.org/9780521882903.
  • Breau, S.C. (2007). Human Rights and Cultural Relativism: The False Dichotomy. In Javaid Rehman and Susan Breau, ed. Religion, Human Rights and International Law. Leiden, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 137-166. [10.1163/ej.9789004158269.i-576.21]
Refereed journal articles
  • Breau, S.C. and Aronsson, M. (2012). Drone Attacks, International Law and the Recording of Civilian Casualties of Armed Conflict. Suffolk Transnational Law Review, 35(2) pp. 255-300. [Link]
  • Breau, S.C. and Joyce, R. (2012). Identifying and recording every casualty of armed conflict. International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 5(3) pp. 357-386. [10.1386/ijcis.5.3.357_1]
  • Breau, S.C. (2009). The Year In Review. Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, 12 pp. 195-232. [10.1017/S1389135909000075]
  • Breau, S.C. (2008). The International Law Implications of the Turkish/Kurdish Conflict. Revue Belge de Droit International, 41(1) pp. 426-457.
  • Breau, S.C. (2008). The Constitutionalization of the International Legal Order. Leiden Journal of International Law, 21 pp. 545-561. [10.1017/S0922156508005104]
  • Breau, S.C. (2008). The Contribution of the Special Court for Sierra Leone to the Development of International Humanitarian Law. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 34(4) pp. 817-824. [10.1080/03050710802521598]
  • Breau, S.C. (2006). The Impact of the Responsibility to Protect on Peacekeeping. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 11(3) pp. 429-464. [DOI:10.1093/jcsl/krl022]
Journal articles
  • Breau, S.C. (2008). The Vocabulary of Armed Conflict. The Finnish Yearbook of International Law, 17 pp. 359-376.
Other public research outputs
  • Breau, S.C. (2007). Editor. Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Link]
  • Rehman, J. and Breau, S.C. (2007). Religion, Human Rights and International Law. Religion, Human Rights and International Law. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
  • Hafner, G., Kohen, M.G. and Breau, S.C. (2006). Editors. State Practice Regarding State Immunities. Leiden The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

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Professional and community engagement

Member of the legal team for the Kurdish Human Rights Project
Member of the Advisory Board for the Recording of Casualties of Armed Conflict Project of the Oxford Research Group.

Expertise for media contact

  • International law Law of International Organisations
  • Constitutional law
  • Human rights law International Protection of Human Rights

Subject/s

  • Human rights and civil liberties
  • Law

Further information

List of Selected Publications

Kerim Yildiz and Susan Breau, The Kurdish Conflict: Political Context, the Law of Armed Conflict, and Post-Conflict Mechanisms, Routledge 2010.

'The right to life of detainees in armed conflict' in J. Yorke (ed) Orientations of the Right and Value of Life, Ashgate 2010.

'International Humanitarian Law Obligations of States and Military Coalitions Involved in Military Missions' in M. Odello & R. Piotrowicz (eds), International Military Missions, Brill 2010.

I.Carr and S. Breau, 'Towards achieving a balance: Humanitarian Aid, Human Rights and Corruption', in M. Odello and S. Cavandoli, Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century: The Role of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Routedge 2010. 

'The right to a home and disasters' in L. Fox and J. Sweeny, Home, Displacement and Dispossession, Ashgate 2010.

'The International Law Implications of the Turkish/Kurdish Conflict' (2008) 41 Revue Belge de Droit International 431

'The Contribution of the Special Court for Sierra Leone to the Development of International Humanitarian Law', (2008) 34 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 817

'The Constitutionalization of the International Legal Order', (2008) 21 Leiden Journal of International Law 545

Elizabeth Wilmshurst and Susan Breau editors, Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Javaid Rehman and Susan Breau, editors, Religion, Human Rights and International Law, Martinus Nijhoff, 2007

'Protected Persons and Objects' in Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law, edited by Elizabeth Wilmshurst and Susan Breau, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

'Human Rights and Cultural Relativism: The False Dichotomy' in Religion, Human Rights and International Law, edited by Javaid Rehman and Susan Breau, Martinus Nijhoff, 2007..



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