Danchin, Peter G.

Peter Danchin is a lecturer in International Affairs and the director of the SIPA Human Rights Program at Columbia University. He has a B.A. and LL.B. (first class honors) from the University of Melbourne and a LL.M. from Columbia Law School where he is currently completing his J.S.D. in comparative constitutional and international human rights law and where he was a Bretzfelder International Law Fellow in 1998. In 1999, he was a law clerk to Justice Arthur Chaskalson, President of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. During 1998, he was a foreign associate at the New York law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, and between 1995-6 he was a solicitor at the Melbourne law firm of Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks. At the University of Melbourne he was a Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholar in Law in 1996, Editor-in Chief of the Melbourne University Law Review in 1994, and a Tutor in Law at Ormond College in 1994-5. He was admitted to practice as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1996. He is the recent editor (with Dr. Elizabeth Cole) of The Protection of Religious Minorities in Eastern Europe: Human Rights Law, Theory and Practice (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2002).