Professor MMag. Dr. iur habil. Christina Binder, E.MA

Christina Binder holds the Chair for International Law and International Human Rights Law at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Munich. Before, she was University 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”. Christina Binder was visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Center for International Law in Cambridge (2007-08), at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2008-10) and at McGill University in Montréal (summer 2015). 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 member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) as well as of the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC). Christina also served as legal and electoral expert for EU and OSCE/ODIHR election observation and assessment missions in several countries. She likewise acts as electoral expert for the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.


Research Focus

International protection of human rights
Human rights protection in the Latin-American region
Rights of Indigenous peoples
Democratisation; International Standards of political participation
International Criminal Law
Rights of women
International Law of Treaties
International Law of Treaties

Professional Memberships

Member, Young Academy, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2011-12 and 201415 member of the Directorate)
Member, Committee on scholarships, Austrian Academy of Sciences/Federal Ministry for Science and Research, ÖAW/Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy
Member, ILA (International Law Association); Member of the ILA Committees on Indigenous Peoples and Feminism in International Law (Co-Rapporteur)
Member, ESIL (European Society of International Law): member of the Executive Board; member of the Interest Group on Peace and Security
Member, German Society of International Law
President, GöV (Austrian Society of Women in International Law)
Member, Study Group on International Criminal Law

PhD Thesis Supervision

Professor Binder accepts to supervise PhD theses in law on the condition that 1) prospective PhD students first attend and finish the seminar Diplomanden/Dissertantenseminar with an excellent mark and 2) the proposed subject-matter of the thesis relates to her research focus.




Antritt der Professur von Frau Prof. MMag. Dr. Christina Binder E.MA mit 1. April 2017

Vertretung bis 31. März 2017 durch Frau Prof. Dr. Gudrun Zagel, LL.M. (Austin)