Academic Staff

Dr Daragh Murray

Staff positionLecturer
Telephone01206 872661
Office hoursAcademic Support: Tuesdays 16.00-18.00 or by appointment

Daragh Murray is a lecturer at the Human Rights Centre and the Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic. His research focuses on issues relating to the law of armed conflict, international human rights law, and non-State actors. He is currently finalizing a manuscript 'Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Armed Groups' to be published by HART Publishing in 2016. He is a former Government of Ireland IRCHSS Research Scholar, and has an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, and an MSc in Computer Security & Forensics from Dublin City University.

Daragh previously worked as head of the International Unit at the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, based in the Gaza Strip. In 2011, he served as Rapporteur for an Independent Civil Society Fact-Finding Mission to Libya, which visited western Libya in November 2011 in the immediate aftermath of the revolution. He is currently engaged in a consultancy project with Chatham House focusing on the application of international human rights law to situations of armed conflict. 


Research interests

Armed Groups, Non-State Actors, Law of Armed Conflict, International Human Rights Law, International Legal Personality, Freedom of Expression, Public International Law, Law of Occupation

Teaching responsibilities
  • HU 902: Rights Skills for Rights Defenders
  • LW803: International Law of Armed Conflict 
  • LW901: International Human Rights Law

Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Armed Groups (Hart Publishing, 2016).

'How International Humanitarian Law Treaties Bind Non-State Armed Groups' (2015) 20 Journal of Conflict & Security Law.

‘Investigating the Investigations: A Comment on the UN Committee of Experts Monitoring of the Goldstone Process’ in Is There A Court for Gaza? A Test Bench for International Justice (Chantal Meloni & Gianni Tognoni eds., T.M.C. Asser Press, 2012).

‘Freedom of Expression, Counter-Terrorism and the Internet in Light of the UK Terrorist Act 2006 and the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights’  (2009) 27 Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights.

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