Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Christina Murray is Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Cape Town and has served three terms as a senior member of the United Nations Standby Team of Mediation Experts, with a focus on constitution-making process and constitutional design. Between 1994 and 1996 she served on a panel of seven experts advising the South African Constitutional Assembly; in 2009 and 2010 she was a member of the Committee of Experts that prepared the 2010 Constitution of Kenya; and in 2012 she served on the Constitution Commission of Fiji. She has advised on constitutional matters in other countries including Yemen, Libya, Nepal, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Zimbabwe. She has taught and written on human rights law (particularly issues relating to gender equality, violence against women, constitutional rights for women and African customary law), international law, constitution-making and constitutional law, including systems of government, multi-level government, fiscal federalism and traditional leadership.