Professor Yvonne McDermott Rees

Elected: 2024

Area(s): Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Specialist Subject(s): Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Law

Professor of Law, Swansea University

Professor McDermott Rees is the author of Fairness in International Criminal Trials (OUP, 2016) and Proving International Crimes (OUP, 2024). She is Principal Investigator (since 2022) on TRUE, a large interdisciplinary project selected for funding by the European Research Council and funded by UKRI. It examines the impact of deepfakes on trust in user-generated evidence. From 2018-2021, she led OSR4Rights, a multidisciplinary ESRC-funded project, which examined the role of open source evidence in human rights accountability processes.