Professor of Legal Studies
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA Barnard College, Columbia University; JD Harvard Law School
Research Areas: Public international law; International and EU human rights law; International refugee and EU asylum law; International criminal justice
Rosemary Byrne is a Professor of Legal Studies at NYUAD. She is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
Her academic and policy career has been in the area of international human rights. She was recently appointed as a Permanent Visiting Professor at the Center of Excellence for Global Mobility Law (MOBILE) at the University of Copenhagen. Prior to coming to NYUAD, she served as a Human Rights Commissioner for the Irish Human Rights Commission, which was established in the aftermath of the Good Friday Agreement, and went on to chair the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. She was on the law faculty of Trinity College Dublin and has been a Visiting Professor of International Law at the Paris School of International Affairs, Institut d'Études Politiques (Sciences-Po), a member of the visiting faculty at the China-EU School of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, a Human Rights Fellow at Harvard Law School, and a researcher at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.