Professor Rachel Murray
Rachel Murray studied law at the University of Leicester. She has worked at the Queen's University, Belfast, where she was also Assistant Director of the Human Rights Centre, and at Birkbeck College at the University of London. She was appointed Lecturer at Bristol in 2003, Reader in 2004, and Professor in 2006.e-mail: Rachel.Murray@bristol.ac.uk
Professor Malcolm Evans
Malcolm Evans OBE, current Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, was previously Head of the School from 2003-2005. He studied law at Oxford (1979-82; 1983-87). He was appointed to a lectureship at Bristol in 1988 and in 1999 was appointed Professor of Public International Law. His areas of research interest include the law of the sea and the international protection of human rights, with particular focus on the freedom of religion and the prevention of torture. He is a member of the OSCE Advisory Panel on Freedom of Religion and Belief; the ILA Human Rights Law and Practice Committee; and the Board of Management of the Association for the Prevention of Torture.e-mail: M.D.Evans@bristol.ac.uk
Debra Long is a UK qualified lawyer who has specialised in the prevention of torture and other ill-treatment. After working for a period of time in private practice Debra completed an M.A in Understanding and Securing Human Rights at the University of London in 2000, and subsequently joined the Association for the Prevention of Torture (the APT), an international NGO based in Geneva, where she was in charge of the UN and Legal Programme. In 2004, Debra joined the International Secretariat of Amnesty International where she worked as a legal and policy advisor. She joined the School of Law in October 2008 to work with Professor Rachel Murray on the IHRS project.