Christine M. Chinkin is an L. Bates Lea Global Professor of Law Professor at Michigan Law and an emerita professor of international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at the University of London.

Chinkin is currently the director of the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security at the LSE. She is an internationally respected scholar of public international law; alternative dispute resolution; international criminal law; international human rights, especially women’s human rights; and the intersection of feminist jurisprudence and international law. 

Formerly dean of the law faculty at the University of Southampton and a member of the law faculty at the University of Sydney, she h​as served as a senior or guest lecturer on international law and international human rights at the National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University Law School, International Law Institute of China, European University Institute, Columbia University, and University of Southampton.

She is the co-editor of The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women: A Commentary (OUP, 2012); co-author of The Making of International Law (OUP, 2007) and The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis (MUP, 2000), which was awarded the Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law; and author of Third Parties in International Law (OUP, 1993). She also co-authored Dispute Resolution in Australia, 2nd ed. (Butterworths, 2002). Chinkin is an honorary editor of the American Journal of International Law.

In 2006, she was awarded (with Hilary Charlesworth) the Goler T. Butcher Medal of the American Society of International Law for services to human rights. She is a member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel.