Dr Annie Herro

Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow

BA (UNSW), MA (Columbia), PhD (Sydney)

School of Social Sciences


126 Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: International Relations, Political Science

Annie Herro is a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Annie’s research investigates how the rights claims of older persons can be translated into international norms. In particular, her research focuses on the role of the transnational activist network in advancing the campaign to establishing a convention on the rights of older persons.

Annie has previously published on issues relating to the United Nations, peacekeeping, the responsibility to protect and the protection of civilians in conflict. Her book UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect (2015) is published by Routledge as part of the Global Responsibility to Protect series. It investigates the attitudes of political, military and non-state actors towards the idea of a UN Emergency Peace Service, and the issues that might affect the establishment of this service in both theory and practice.

Annie is associated with the UNSW's Australian Human Rights Centre in the Faculty of Law where she, together with Andrew Brynes, directs the project for the human rights of older persons. She has been a visiting scholar at Cornell University (Center for Peace and Conflict Studies), City University of New York (Ralph Bunche Institute) and, most recently, at New York University (Center for Human Rights and Global Justice).



    • Herro A, 2014, UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect, Routledge

    Book Chapters

    • Herro A, 2016, 'UN Peacekeeping: Evolution, Challenges and Prospects', in The Europa Directory of International Organizations, Routledge
    • Herro A, 2015, 'Norm Entrepreneurs Advocating the Responsibility to Protect, and Peacekeeping Reform Proposals', in Curran D; Fraser T; Roeder L; Zuber R (ed.), PERSPECTIVES ON PEACEKEEPING AND ATROCITY PREVENTION: EXPANDING STAKEHOLDERS AND REGIONAL ARRANGEMENTS, edn. Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG, pp. 41 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16372-7_4
    • Herro AE;Suthanthiraraj K, 2012, 'Framing a Protection Service', in Francis A; Popovski V; Sampford C (ed.), Norms of Protection Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians and Their Interaction, UN University Press, Tokyo

    Journal articles

    • Herro A, 2019, 'The Pre-negotiation of un Human Rights Treaties: The Case of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities', International Negotiation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15718069-24021174
    • Herro A, 2019, 'Advocating a UN convention on the rights of older persons in the United Kingdom: The case for a radical flank', Journal of Human Rights Practice
    • Herro A, 2018, 'Domestic interest groups and rights mobilization: explaining the case of Slovenia's support for the proposed Convention on the Rights of Older Persons', Global Networks, vol. 18, pp. 625 - 643, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/glob.12192
    • Herro A, 2017, 'The human rights of older persons: the politics and substance of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 23, pp. 90 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2017.1314806
    • Herro A, 2017, 'The Elusive UN Agenda: Transnational Advocacy, Political Opportunities and the Latest Campaign to Establish a UN Standing Force', International Peacekeeping, vol. 24, pp. 388 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13533312.2017.1283988
    • Herro A, 2015, 'The responsibility to protect, the use of force and a permanent United Nations peace service', International Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19, pp. 1148 - 1162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2015.1082830
    • Herro A, 2013, 'Useful enemies: when waging wars is more important than winning them', CAMBRIDGE REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 26, pp. 258 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09557571.2013.770275
    • Herro A;Lambourne W;Penklis D, 2009, 'Peacekeeping and peace enforcement in Africa: The potential contribution of a UN Emergency Peace Service', AFRICAN SECURITY REVIEW, vol. 18, pp. 49 - +, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10246029.2009.9627514
    • Lambourne W;Herro A, 2008, 'Peacebuilding theory and the United Nations peacebuilding commission: Implications for non-un interventions', Global Change, Peace and Security, vol. 20, pp. 275 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14781150802390467


    • Herro AE, 2013, The UNEPS proposal: a novel contribution to an important campaign?, Global Policy



    • Herro AE, 2016, Implications of a US-led intervention in Syria, 2ser Radio
    • Herro AE, 2012, Obama call to action on UN on Syria, ABC Radio National, RN Drive
    • Herro AE, 2009, ASEAN and human rights - it’s a slow burner, Online Opinion
    • Herro AE, 2009, Human rights in Southeast Asia, ABC Radio National