Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray

Rachel Murray is Professor of International Human Rights Law at the University of Bristol and Director of its Human Rights Implementation Centre. She is a member of the Academic Panel at Doughty Street. She has published widely on the African Charter and its Commission and Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the African Union (Implementation of the Findings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, with Debbie Long, Cambridge University Press, 2015; Human Rights in Africa, from Organization of African Unity to African Union, Cambridge, 2004; The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. The System at Work, with Malcolm Evans, Cambridge, 2008; The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and International Law, Hart Publishing, 2000), and articles in leading legal human rights journals. She also advises organisations and individuals on how to use the African human rights system, including drafting cases and participating in its meetings. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of African Law, African Journal of International and Comparative Law and the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. Her other areas of interest include implementation, national human rights institutions (Commentary on the Paris Principles, with Gauthier de Beco; The Role of National Human Rights Institutions at the International and Regional Levels, Hart Publishing, 2007) and the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture (The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture, OUP, 2012).


She is a member of the Board of the Human Dignity Trust and a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex.

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