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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 2008

Professor Christopher McCrudden FBA

Human rights law; equality and discrimination; international and regional economic law and domestic social policy; comparative constitutional and public law; Northern Ireland constitutional developments
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About this Fellow

Christopher McCrudden is professor of human rights and equality law at Queens University Belfast, William W Cook Global Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, and a practicing barrister-at-law with Blackstone Chambers. He was formerly Professor of Human Rights at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He was educated at Queen's University Belfast (LL.B. first class honours, 1974), Yale University (LL.M. 1975), and Oxford University (M.A. 1980, D. Phil. 1981). He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Queen's University in 2006, and a certificate of merit by the American Society of International Law in 2008. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, and the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, and is co-editor of Cambridge University Press' Law in Context series. He was a member of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights (1984-88), and the Procurement Board for Northern Ireland (2004-2008). In 2011, he was awarded a three-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. During 2013-14, he a a Straus Fellow at New York University Law School, and during 2014-15 he was a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

Website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofLaw/Staff/ProfessorChristopherMcCrudden/

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen’s University Belfast; William W Cook Global Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Past Appointments

  • Senior Tutor, Lincoln College University of Oxford, 1991 - 1994
  • Junior Research Fellow, Balliol College University of Oxford, 1977 - 2000
  • Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Oxford and Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford, University of Oxford, 1999
  • Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Oxford and Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford, University of Oxford, 1999
  • Junior Research Fellowship, Balliol College University of Oxford, 1977 - 2000
  • Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen's University Belfast, 2011
  • William W Cook Global Professor of Law, University of Michigan, 1998

Publications

Understanding Human Dignity 2013

Courts and Consociations 2013

Why do national court judges refer to human rights treaties?: A comparative international law analysis of CEDAW American Journal of International Law (2015) 109, 3, p. 534-550

Human Rights Histories Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2015) 35, 1, p. 179-212

Buying Social Justice 2007

Other Law Fellows

Professor Michael Lobban

The history of eighteenth and nineteenth century English law and lawyers, with a special focus on the relationship between doctrine, institutions and legal and political thought

Professor Julia Black

The dynamics, effectiveness and legitimacy of public and private regulatory regimes at national, regional and global levels

Professor Christine Bell

The connections between constitutional law and international law forged through attempts to end violent conflict, with a focus on how these attempts affect constitution-making processes, peace agreements, and the development of international law itself

Professor Alain Supiot

Welfare state, labour law and social security law; jurisprudence; anthropology of law and dogmatic foundations of institutions

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