Dr Cian C Murphy
Dr Cian C. Murphy is the Academic
Co-Director of the Center for
Transnational Legal Studies – a Georgetown
University led partnership of law schools in which King’s plays a key role. At
CTLS he teaches The Rule of Law Under Globalisation, European Human Rights Advocacy (experiential
learning course with Nuala Mole of The AIRE Centre) and the core course An
Introduction to Transnational Law and
Before joining the King's faculty in
September 2010 Dr Murphy was Teaching Fellow at University College London and
Research Fellow at City University. In Spring 2013, Dr Murphy was a
Fulbright-Schuman Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center and the NYU
School of Law. He has been Visiting Lecturer on the LL.M degrees at NUI Galway
(2012) and Queen Mary University of London (2014). Dr Murphy holds degrees from
University College Cork (BCL, 2005) and King's College London (LL.M, 2006 &
At King's, Dr Murphy serves as Chair of College Examination
Misconduct & Disciplinary Committees, and has served on the College
Research Degrees Examination Board. His previous roles also include Director of
Graduate Research Studies, Head of Graduate Studies for Law, and Chair of the
Examination Board for the MA Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Dr Murphy is a member of the Society of
Legal Scholars, the Socio-Legal Studies Association, and the American Society
of International Law. He serves on the editorial board of the King’s Law
Journal. In public debate Dr Murphy has written for Human
Rights in Ireland and The Guardian. He
was a legal consultant in the leading case, C-584/10 P Commission v Kadi,
before the European Court of Justice.
Selected Recent Publications
Dr Murphy's research and teaching interests
lie in the relationship between collective power and individual rights and the
role that law plays in that relationship. His publications examine
transnational governance, counter-terrorism law, security co-operation, and
human rights. His most recent monograph, EU Counter-terrorism Law: Pre-emption
& the Rule of Law, won the SLS Birks Prize
for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (Second Prize) in 2013. Dr Murphy also
recently published, with Diego Acosta Arcarazo, EU Security
and Justice Law: After Lisbon and Stockholm.
Support for Dr Murphy’s research has come
from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, the National University of
Ireland, the Modern Law Review, the EU Framework Programme 7, the Fulbright
Commission and the British Academy. A selection of his research publications
can be found on SSRN.
Dr Murphy's current writing focuses on the dynamics of transnational law and
will result in a monograph, Control Beyond the State, to be published in 2015.
Murphy supervises projects in the fields of transnational law, European criminal
justice, European public law, terrorism and the law, and on systems of human
rights protection. His current supervisees are:
Yong: ‘EU Citizenship and Human Rights Law’
Xanthopolou: ‘The Principle of Proportionality in EU
Marques da Silva: ‘EU Security: An Institutional Choice
Seosamh O’Longaigh: ‘Asset Forfeiture in the
United States of America’
Joyce: ‘The Sri Lankan Discourse at the End of the Civil War’
Ned Djordjevic: ‘The Exclusion of Serious
Criminals from International Refugee Protection’
Murphy’s former supervisees are:
Nikolaidis: ‘Equality and The Quest for Substance in
European Human Rights Law’ (2013).
Monographs & Edited Collections
EU Security and
Justice Law: After Lisbon and Stockholm (Hart Publishing,
2014, editor with Diego Acosta Arcarazo). [Introduction Chapter] [Book
Launch: Story | Photography]
EU Counter-Terrorism: Pre-emption
& Rule of Law (Hart Publishing, 2012) – winner of SLS
Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (Second Prize) 2013.
Law & Outsiders (Hart
Publishing, 2011, editor with Green).
a PhD in Law (Hart Publishing, 2011, with Morris).
and Judicial Review: the Challenge for the Court of Justice of the European
Union’ in Davis & De Londras (eds) Critical Debates on Counter-Terrorism Judicial Review (Cambridge
University Press, 2014).
‘The Legal Response to Terrorism of the
European Union and Council of Europe’ in Saul (ed) Research Handbook on Terrorism and International Law (Edward Elgar
Organisations in UK Counter-Terrorism Law’ in Cameron (ed) Legal
Aspects of EU Sanctions (Intersentia, 2013, co-author with Marques da
'Secret Evidence in EU Security Law: Special
Advocates before the Court of Justice?’ in Cole, Fabbrini & Vedaschi (eds) Secrecy,
National Security & the Vindication of Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar
Articles & Notes
‘Using the Charter of
Fundamental Rights Against Private Parties after Association de Mediation Sociale’ (2014) European Human Rights Law Review 170.
the Culture of Legality: the Case of Special Advocates’ (2013) King’s
Law Journal 19.
‘Human Rights Law and
the Challenges of Explicit Judicial Dialogue’ NYU Jean Monnet
Working Paper 10/2012.
View full list of Dr Murphy’s publications on King's Research Portal.
Security & Justice in EU Law
Transnational Legal Studies
The Rule of Law Under Globalisation
European Human Rights Advocacy
An Introduction to Transnational Law &
Methodology and Method in Legal Research