Professor Christopher McCrudden

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

Elected 2008

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.

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

Queen's University Belfast Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law

Aug 2011 -

University of Oxford Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Oxford and Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford

Jan 1999 -

University of Oxford Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Oxford and Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford

Jan 1999 -

University of Michigan William W Cook Global Professor of Law

Jan 1998 -

Lincoln College University of Oxford Senior Tutor

Jan 1991 - Jan 1994

Balliol College University of Oxford Junior Research Fellow

Jan 1977 - Jan 2000

Balliol College University of Oxford Junior Research Fellowship

Jan 1977 - Jan 2000

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

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