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Yvonne Breitwieser-Faria

PhD Candidate and Academic in Law, The University of Queensland

Yvonne Breitwieser-Faria is a PhD candidate and Sessional Academic at the University of Queensland. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in atrocity law and public international law. Currently, she is researching the relationship between legal obligations of States to prevent atrocity crimes and State responsibility. She is also researching the implications of climate change and other human rights violations on the prevention of atrocity crimes.


  • 2019–present
    Sessional academic, The University of Queensland
  • 2019–present
    PhD candidate in law, The University of Queensland


  • 2015 
    University of Vienna, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • 2014 
    University of Vienna, Magistra iuris


  • 2020
    The Impact of Public Health Emergencies on Atrocity Prevention and the Conflict Landscape, University of Tasmania Law Review
  • 2020
    Prevention of Atrocity Crimes: Legal Obligations of States and Due Diligence, German Yearbook of International Law