Hilary Charlesworth is an Australian Research Council Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the ANU College of Law. Her research interests are in international law and human rights law, particularly feminist approaches to these areas.

Hilary has worked with non-governmental human rights organisations on ways to implement international human rights standards. She is Judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in the Whaling in the Antarctic case.