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Prof. Jim Murdoch


Professor Jim Murdoch  

Position: Professor of Public Law

Office Room 2/35 The Stair Building

Phone number: +44 (0)141 330 4178

Ext: 4178

Prof. Jim Murdoch joined the School of Law in 1979 after qualifying as a solicitor. He read Law as an undergraduate at Glasgow and has an LLM from the University of California at Berkeley. He was Head of the School of Law between 1996 and 2000. He has taught at the Universities of Mainz and Hamburg and was a professeur stagiaire with the Directorate of Human Rights of the Council of Europe in France. His research interest are in domestic and European human rights law. He is a regular participant in Council of Europe seminar programme visits to Central and East European states and has developed a particular interest in non-judicial human rights enforcement mechanisms.

Research Interests

British public law (in particular, Scottish constitutional law, and 'incorporation' of human rights guarantees into domestic law). European human rights protection (in particular, European human rights machinery,including European Convention on Human Rights, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, and non-judicial mechanisms for human rights protection).