Dr Melanie O’Brien is a post-doctoral research fellow in the TC Beirne School of Law and researcher in the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her interdisciplinary research looks at the connection between human rights and the genocide process. She teaches in comparative criminal law, international criminal law and international human rights law.
Melanie is on the editorial boards of Human Rights Review and Genocide Studies and Prevention; the International Association of Genocide Scholars’ Advisory Board; and the QLD International Humanitarian Law Committee of the Australian Red Cross. She has received a Gandel Philanthropy Scholarship for the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators, at Yad Vashem in Israel; and a Griffith Asia Institute Australia-China Futures Dialogues Visiting Fellowship to Peking University, China.