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Dr Cian Murphy


Dr Cian C. Murphy is Reader in Law. Prior to coming to Bristol he was Academic Co-Director at the Georgetown University-led Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London and taught at several London universities. He has been visiting lecturer on postgraduate degrees in the UK and Ireland, and at doctoral training centres at the University of Copenhagen and University of Oxford. He has also taught on the A4ID Law and Development Training Programme and is a member of the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Research Consortium.

Dr Murphy is a member of the American Society of International Law, the Society of Legal Scholars and the Socio-Legal Studies Association. He has written for JustSecurity, EJIL:Talk!, and The Guardian, amongst others. He has spoken at the World Justice Forum in The Hague and been an advisor to a study for the European Parliament's LIBE Committee on rights of suspects of terrorism. He has given evidence to Parliament in the field of national security law and undertakes pro bono and consultancy work in this field and in international dispute resolution.



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