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Dr Cian Murphy

BCL (Hons), LL.M, PhD

  • BS8 1HH


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Research interests

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 current writing focuses on the dynamics of transnational law and their impact on legality. It has been published in Transnational Legal Theory and is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law. A monograph which concludes the project will be published in 2020.

Dr Murphy has served on several journal editorial boards. At present he is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Common Law World Review. He sits on the Committee of the American Society of International Law Mid-Year Meeting and Research Forum 2019. He is also the editor, with the late David D. Caron, of the Elgar Research Collection in Transnational Law, due for publication in 2020.

Dr Murphy’s first monograph, EU Counter-terrorism Law: Pre-emption & the Rule of Law, won the SLS Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (Second Prize) in 2013, with an expanded edition published in 2015. In 2014 Dr Murphy 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

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Research Output

Control Beyond the State: Transnational Counter-terrorism Law

Murphy, C., 2020, (In preparation) Hart Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

EU Counter-Terrorism Law and Its Critiques: An Exemplar of Transnational Law

Murphy, C., 2020, Seguridad Y Libertad en el Sistema Democrático : Actas Del XVII Congreso de law Asociación De Constitucionalistas de España. Fernández Rodríguez, J. J. (ed.). p. 299-328 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Research Collection in Transnational Law

    Murphy, C. (ed.) & Caron, D. D. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Common Law World Review (Journal)

    Cian Murphy (Editor), & Roseanne Russell (Editor)

    1 Jan 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    American Society of International Law Mid-Year Meeting & Research Forum

    Cian Murphy (Participant)

    8 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    World Justice Forum V

    Cian Murphy (Participant)

    11 Jul 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference