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Cian Murphy

University Research Fellow
Email: cian.murphy.1@city.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7040 4122


Dr Cian C. Murphy is University Research Fellow at The City Law School and Visiting Fellow at the Centre of European Law, King’s College London. He has also worked as a Teaching Fellow at University College London. Cian holds a BCL (Hons) and LL.M (Public Law) degree from the University College Cork and the University of London respectively.

He was awarded his PhD by King’s College London in 2010. His thesis was entitled ‘The Rule of Law in the EU in the “War on Terrorism”’. Cian’s doctoral research was supported by an AHRC Doctoral Award, NUI Travelling Studentship and Modern Law Review Scholarship.

Cian has taught public law, EU law and criminal law at undergraduate level and Critical Approaches to Terrorism and State Violence at postgraduate level. He is a member of a JUSTICE Advisory Group on the role of the UK in EU Criminal Justice Matters.

Cian’s research interests lie at the interface between constitutional norms, criminal law and criminology, in particular in the developing EU criminal justice system. He has conducted research in EU, Irish and British public law, counter-terrorism law and human rights; EU criminal law and justice; and the relationship between law, state violence and non-state violence.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Law & Outsiders (Oxford: Hart Publishing, forthcoming 2010) (ed with Green).
  • ‘The Principle of Legality in Criminal Law under the ECHR’ [2010] European Human Rights Law Review 192.
  • ‘Fundamental Rights and Security: The Difficult Place of the European Judiciary’ (2010) 16(2) European Public Law 289.
  • ‘Case-Note on the Romanian Constitutional Court decision in relation to the Data Retention Directive’ (2010) 47(3) Common Market Law Review.
  • ‘Ireland & the UK in the European Union and European Convention on Human Rights: A Tale of Two Island Legal Systems?’ in Martinico & Pollicino National Judges and Supranational Laws: A Comparative Overview on the National Treatment of EU Law and the ECHR (forthcoming 2010 Europa Law Publishing).
  • ‘The European Evidence Warrant: Mutual Recognition and Mutual (Dis)trust?’ in Eckes & Konstadinides Crime within the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (forthcoming 2010 Cambridge University Press).
  • ‘Regulating Crime Control Technologies’ in Brownsword & Yeung, Regulating Technologies (Hart Publishing 2008) (with Bowling & Marks).
  • ‘Ayadi v Council: Competence and Justice in the ‘War on Terrorism’ (2007) 29 Dublin University Law Journal 426.
  • ‘Questioning Yusef: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?’ [2006] University College Dublin Law Review 109.