Staff Profile:Professor Susan Breau


Professor Breau became Head of School at the School of Law in August 2014.

Susan Breau currently teaches on the following courses

LLB: Legal Skills, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, International Law

LLM: International Humanitarian Law, World Order and Theories of International Law, Contemporary Issues in International Law

Areas of Interest:

Public International Law: the lawfulness of the use of force, customary international law, international humanitarian law, international organisations law.

International Human Rights Law: self-determination, group rights, women's rights, children's rights.

Research groups / Centres:
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Number of items: 17.






  • Breau, S. and Carr, I. (2011) Humanitarian aid, human rights and corruption. In: Odello, M. and Cavandoli, S. (eds.) Emerging Areas of Human Rights in the 21st Century: The role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Routledge Research in Human Rights Law. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 149-175. ISBN 9780415562096



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Futher Publications:

  • Breau, S. (2013) Protection of the Environment during Armed Conflict in Alam, S. Bhuiyan, Md J. H. Chowdhury, T. and Techera, E. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, Routledge, London, pp.617-632. ISBN 9780415687171
  • Breau, S. (2013) Peacekeeping Operations in Gentian Zyberi and Kevin T. Mason (eds.), An Institutional Approach to Responsibility to Protect, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp.58-80. ISBN 9789067047890
  • Breau, S. and Joyce, R. (2011) Identifying and recording every casualty of armed conflict, 5 International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, pp. 357-386. ISSN 1751-2867
  • Breau, S. (2011) International Humanitarian Law Obligations of States and Military Coalitions Involved in Military Missions' in M. Odello & R. Piotrowicz (eds), International Military Missions and International Law, Brill, Leiden, pp.73-98. ISBN 9789004163171
  • Breau, S. (2010) 2009, Year in Review, 12 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 195, Asser Institute, pp.195-232. ISSN: 1750-5976

  • Breau, S. (2008) The Contribution of the Special Court for Sierra Leone to the Development of International Humanitarian Law, 34 Commonwealth Law Bulletin 817, pp. 817-824. ISSN 0305-0718
  • Breau, S. (2008) The Constitutionalization of the International Legal Order, 21 Leiden Journal of International Law 545, pp. 545-561. ISSN 1478-9698
  • Breau, S. (2007) The situation in south-east Turkey: Is it an armed conflict for the purpose of international humanitarian law? 12 Kurdish Human Rights Project Legal Review 107, pp.107-123. ISSN 1748-0639
  • Breau, S. (2007) Protected Persons and Objects' in Wilmshurst, E. and Breau, S. (eds.),Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp.169-203. ISBN 9780521882903
  • Breau, S. (2007) Human Rights and Cultural Relativism: The False Dichotomy in Rehman, J. and Breau, S. (eds.), Religion, Human Rights and International Law, , Martinus Nijhoff, Drodrecht, pp.137-167. ISBN 9789004158269
  • Wilmshurst, E. and Breau, S. (eds.), Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521882903
  • Rehman, J. and Breau, s. (eds.), Religion, Human Rights and International Law, Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht. ISBN 9789004158269
  • Hafner, G., Kohen, M. and Breau, S. (eds.), (2006) State Practice Regarding State Immunities, Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht. ISBN 9004150730
  • Breau, S. and Jachec-Neale, A. (eds.) (2006) Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law, BIICL, London. ISBN 0903067994
  • Breau, S. (2006) The Vocabulary of Armed Conflict, 17 Finnish Yearbook of International Law 359, pp. 359-376. ISSN 0786-6453
  • Breau, S. (2006) The Impact of the Responsibility to Protect on Peacekeeping, 11 Journal of Conflict and Security Law 429, pp. 429-464. ISSN 1467-7954
  • Breau, S. (2006) The Effect of the Iraqi Tribunal on International Peace and Security in Crime and Justice, the Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals, Special Symposium Edition of The Utrecht Journal for International and European Law 55, pp. 55-69. ISSN 0927-40X
  • Breau, S. (2006) The Humanitarian Law Implications of the Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in Breau, S. and Jachec-Neale, A. (eds.) (2006) Testing the Boundaries of International Humanitarian Law, BIICL, London, pp.191-221. ISBN 0903067994
  • Breau, S. (2006) A Comparison of the United Kingdom and Canadian Approaches to Human Security in Waters, C. (ed.) Canada-UK Perspectives on Public International Law, Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht, pp.205-225. ISBN 9789004153813
  • Breau, S. (2005) Humanitarian Intervention: The United Nations and Collective Responsibility, Cameron May, London. ISBN 9781905017089
  • Breau, S. (2005) International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, 54 International and Comparative Legal Quarterly 1003, pp. 1003-1013. ISSN 1471-6895
  • Breau, S. (2005) United Kingdom Response to Terrorism and the Response of the Courts to these Measures, (2004-2005) 11 Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 83, pp. 83-96. ISSN 1384-2935
  • Breau, S. (2005) The international legal framework in Last, D. and Horn, B. (eds.) Choice of Force: Special Operations for Canada, McGill Queen's University Press, 2005. ISBN 9781553390459
B.A. (Queen's University Canada), LL.B. (Queen's University Canada), M.A. (Queen's University Canada) LL.M. (London School of Economics), Ph.D. (London School of Economics)

Biographical Details

Susan Breau joined Reading Law School in 2013 as a Professor of Law. She was awarded her PhD from the London School of Economics. She has been previously a lecturer in international law at Queen's University Belfast, the Dorset Fellow in International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Reader in International Law at the University of Surrey and Professor of International Law at Flinders University, Adelaide Australia. Prior to becoming an academic Susan Breau operated a sole legal practice in Kingston, Ontario Canada.

Other Activities

Susan Breau acts as the international law consultant to the Every Casualty Programme part of the Oxford Research Group.

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