- Dr Andrea Birdsall
- Lecturer in International Relations; Co-Director of the MSc Global Crime, Justice and Security
- Politics and International RelationsSchool of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of Edinburgh
- 4.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- +44(0)131 650 6974
- Research Interests
- Human rights, International Relations, International Law & International Relations, Humanitarian intervention, Norms, Counterterrorism
Guidance and Feedback Hours
- Mondays 9.00 - 11.00 a.m.
- PhD (Edinburgh)
- MSc by Research (Edinburgh)
- MA (Leeds)
- Dipl.-Kauffrau (University of Cologne, Germany)
Andrea is a Lecturer in International Relations. She is also the Co-Director of the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security.
Andrea completed her Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh on the international politics of judicial intervention. Her main research interests lie in the interplay between International Relations and International Law with a particular focus on human rights, international criminal justice and global governance. Her current research focuses on issues related to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as the position of the Court in the global order. She is also interested in the impact of human rights on national and international security considerations by looking at contentious issues related to the so-called ‘war on terror’. Andrea is currently looking at issues surrounding the use of drones in counterterrorism efforts and particularly their implications for International Law and normative change.
Andrea convenes the MSc course Human Rights, Global Politics & International Law as well as the honours course Human Rights in International Relations.
Birdsall, Andrea The International Politics of Judicial Intervention: Creating a more just order London: Routledge, 2009 (paperback January 2012)
Birdsall, Andrea 'But we don’t call it ‘torture’! Norm contestation during the US ‘War on Terror’ International Politics, vol. 53, No. 2, 2016, pp. 176-197
Birdsall, Andrea 'The Responsibility to Prosecute and the ICC: A Problematic Relationship?' Criminal Law Forum, vol. 26, No. 1, 2015, pp. 51-72
Birdsall, Andrea ' The International Criminal Court' The Oxford Encyclopaedia of American Military and Diplomatic History, Oxford University Press, 2013
Birdsall, Andrea 'The "Monster That We Need to Slay?" Global Governance, the United States, and the International Criminal Court' Global Governance, vol. 16, No. 4, 2010, pp. 451-470
Birdsall, Andrea ''A monstrous failure of justice'? Guantanamo Bay and national security challenges to fundamental human rights' International Politics, vol. 47, No. 6, 2010, pp. 680-697
Peterson, John and Birdsall, Andrea 'The European Commission: Enlargement as Reinvention?' in: E. Best, T. Christiansen and P. Settembri (eds.) The Governance of the Wider Europe: EU Enlargement and Institutional Change Edward Elgar, 2008, pp. 54-81
Birdsall, Andrea 'Creating a more 'just' order - the Ad Hoc International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia' Cooperation & Conflict, vol. 42, No. 4, 2007, pp. 397-418
Birdsall, Andrea 'The International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - Towards a More Just Order' Peace, Conflict & Development, vol. 8, 2006, pp. 1-24
Birdsall, Andrea 'Norms among states: Review of Ian Clark's International Legitimacy and World Society' The Review of Politics, vol. 71, No. 1, 2009
Birdsall, Andrea 'Book Review: David Chandler: From Kosovo to Kabul and Beyond: Human Rights and International Intervention' Millennium, vol. 36, No. 2, 2008
Topics interested in supervising
I am particularly interested in supervising dissertations that deal with the interplay between International Relations and International Law and issues related to Human Rights.
If you are interested in being supervised by Andrea Birdsall, please see the links below for more information: