Professor Jim Murdoch

  • Professor of Public Law, International Dean: Mobility (Law)

telephone: 01413304178
email: Jim.Murdoch@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Jim joined the School of Law in 1979 after qualifying as a solicitor. He read law as an undergraduate at Glasgow and has an LLM from the University of California at Berkeley. He was Head of the School of Law between 1996 and 2000.

He has taught at the Universities of Mainz, Freiburg, Hamburg and Paris Ouest, and was a professeur stagiaire with the Directorate of Human Rights of the Council of Europe in France. He is a regular participant in Council of Europe seminar programme visits to Central and East European states and has developed a particular interest in non-judicial human rights enforcement mechanisms.

In March 2012 Jim was awarded the Pro Merito medal of the Council of Europe. The medal is the highest distinction granted by the Secretary General to individuals (or organisations) in recognition of their commitment to the Council of Europe’s values and work.

The medal was presented to Jim for his work in human rights education and in particular, the Human Rights Project.


Research interests

British public law (in particular, Scottish constitutional law, and 'incorporation' of human rights guarantees into domestic law). European human rights protection (in particular, European human rights machinery,including European Convention on Human Rights, European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, and non-judicial mechanisms for human rights protection).

 


Selected publications

Murdoch, J. and Svanidze, E. (2018) Combating Impunity. Council of Europe: Strasbourg. (Accepted for Publication)

Murdoch, J. (2012) Protecting the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion under the European Convention on Human Rights. Series: Council of Europe Human Rights Handbooks. Council of Europe: Strasbourg.

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2011) Human Rights Law in Scotland. 3rd edition. Bloomsbury Professional. ISBN 9781847665560

Murdoch, J. (2010) Unfulfilled Expectations: The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. European Human Rights Law Review(1), pp. 26-46.

Grants

Professor Murdoch has been awarded the following grant:

2002

Scottish Executive “Human Rights in Scottish Courts Research” awarded to Prof Jim Murdoch and Prof Tom Mullen, University of Glasgow and Prof Alan Miller, University of Strathclyde. Conducting research into the use of new human rights remedies which became available in Scotland following devolution under the Scotland Act 1998 and the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

2011

Prof Jim Murdoch was awarded £7,650 in 2011 from the Council of Europe for research on Human Rights in Moldovia.


Supervision

Research Students Under Supervision

Budur Alnefaie - 'The role of the ombudsman in protection human rights in the UK compared with the legal situation in Saudi Arabia'

Felicity Belton - 'Gendered Violence and Human Rights Law: Forced Marriage in the Twenty First Century'

 


All publications

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Number of items: 53.

2018

Murdoch, J. (2018) Belief and conscience. In: Grütters, C. and Dzananovic, D. (eds.) Migration and Religious Freedom: Essays on the Interaction Between Religious Duty and Migration Law. Wolf Legal Publishers: Nijmegen, The Netherlands, pp. 151-176.

Murdoch, J. (2018) Police powers and criminal investigations. In: Alleweldt, R. and Fickenscher, G. (eds.) The Police and International Human Rights Law. Springer, pp. 125-153. ISBN 9783319713380

Murdoch, J. and Svanidze, E. (2018) Combating Impunity. Council of Europe: Strasbourg. (Accepted for Publication)

2017

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2017) Human Rights Law in Scotland. 4th edition. Bloomsbury Professional Ltd: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781780435732

2016

Murdoch, J. and Jiricka, V. (2016) Combating Ill-treatment in Prison. Council of Europe.

2015

Murdoch, J. (2015) Using self- and peer assessment at honours level: bridging the gap between law school and the workplace. Law Teacher, 49(1), pp. 73-91. (doi:10.1080/03069400.2014.988491)

2013

Murdoch, J. (2013) Georgia: Combating Impunity of Prison Officials through the Effective Investigation of Complaints of Torture and Ill-Treatment. Technical Report. Council of Europe, Tbilisi.

Murdoch, J. (2013) The binding effect of ECHR in the United Kingdom - views from Scotland. In: Arnold, R. (ed.) The Universalism of Human Rights. Springer. ISBN 9789400745094

Murdoch, J. and Roche, R. (2013) The European Convention on Human Rights and Policing: A Handbook for Police Officers and Other Law Enforcement Officials. Manual. Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

2012

Murdoch, J. (2012) Protecting the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion under the European Convention on Human Rights. Series: Council of Europe Human Rights Handbooks. Council of Europe: Strasbourg.

Murdoch, J. (2012) Voices in the classroom. In: Casadevall, J., Myjer, E., O'Boyle, M. and Austin, A. (eds.) Freedom of Expression: Essays in Honor of Nicolas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Rights. Wolf Legal Publishers: Nijmegen. ISBN 9789287174246

2011

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2011) Human Rights Law in Scotland. 3rd edition. Bloomsbury Professional. ISBN 9781847665560

2010

Murdoch, J. (2010) Country report on Georgia: Combating ill-treatment and impunity and effective investigation of ill-treatment. Technical Report. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2010) Country report on Ukraine: combating ill-treatment and impunity and effective investigation of ill-treatment. Technical Report. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2010) Unfulfilled Expectations: The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. European Human Rights Law Review(1), pp. 26-46.

2008

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2008) Human Rights Law in Scotland. 2nd edition. Tottel. ISBN 9781845920746

Janis, M.W., Kay, R.S., Bradley, A.W., Murdoch, J.L. and McColgan, A. (2008) European Human Rights Law: Text and Materials. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199277469

Murdoch, J. (2008) Ljudska prava u Bosni i Hercegovini : sazetak studije kompatibilnosti zakona i prakse Bosne I Hercegovine sa zahtjevima Evropske konvencije o ljudskim pravima [Human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina : Study on the Compatibility of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Law and Practice with the Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights]. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2008) The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): The Experience of the United Kingdom. Technical Report. UK Ministry of Justice.

2007

Murdoch, J. (2007) Liberte de pensee, de conscience et de religion: Un guide sur la mise en oeuvre de l'article 9 de la Convention européenne des Droits de l'Homme. Series: Précis sur les droits de l'Homme, n 9. Council of Europe: Strasbourg, pp. 1-62.

Murdoch, J. (2007) Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion: A Guide to the Implemention of Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Series: Human Rights Handbooks, 9. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2007) Le Traitement des Détenus: Critères Européens. Éditions du Conseil de l'Europe: Strasbourg, France. ISBN 9789287159748

2006

Murdoch, J. (2006) The impact of the Council of Europe's "Torture Committee" and the evolution of standard-setting in relation to places of detention. European Human Rights Law Review(2), pp. 159-179.

Murdoch, J. (2006) Detention Preventive et Proces dans un Delai Raisonnable. In: Cohen-Jonathon, G., Flauss, J. and Lambert, A. (eds.) De l'effectivité des recours internes dans l'application de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme. Bruylant, pp. 26-69. ISBN 2802723316

Murdoch, J.L. (2006) The Treatment of Prisoners: European Standards. Council of Europe Publishing: Strasbourg, France. ISBN 9789287159274

Murdoch, J. (2006) Protecting human rights in the Scottish legal system. In: Mullen, T. J. and McHarg, A. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 324-343. ISBN 9781904968085

2005

Mullen, T., Murdoch, J., Craig, S. and Miller, A. (2005) Human Rights in the Scottish Courts. Journal of Law and Society, 32(1), pp. 148-168.

2003

Murdoch, J. (2003) Comparative Law, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Scottish Judges. In: Orucu, E. (ed.) Judicial Comparativism in Human Rights Cases. UKNCCL, BIICL, pp. 85-105. ISBN 0 904281 18 3

Murdoch, J. (2003) Scots Law and Human Rights. In: Orucu, E. (ed.) Judicial Comparativism in Human Rights Cases. British Institute of International and Comparative Law: London, pp. 85-105. ISBN 0 904281 18 3

Murdoch, J. (2003) Human rights. In: The Laws Of Scotland : Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia : Reissue. Butterworths. ISBN 0406982864

Murdoch, J. (2003) Article 5 de la Convention Européenne des Droits de l'Homme - Protection de la liberté et de la sûreté de la personne. Series: Dossiers sur les droits de l'Homme, 12. Conseil de l'Europe: Strasbourg. ISBN 9789287150189

2002

Murdoch, J. (2002) Review: The European Convention for Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: 2001 Survey. European Law Review, 27(Supp), pp. 47-62.

Murdoch, J. (2002) Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights - The protection of liberty and security of person. Series: Human Rights Files, 12. Council of Europe: Strasbourg. ISBN 9789287150196

Murdoch, J. (2002) Judicial review of Devolution issues. In: The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia: Constitutional Law. LexisNexis Butterworths: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 375-389. ISBN 0406944342

2001

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2001) A Guide to Human Rights Law in Scotland. Butterworths: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780406923202

2000

Murdoch, J. (2000) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: Activities in 1999. European Law Review, 25(Supp), pp. 212-226.

Murdoch, J. (2000) Constitutional multiculturalism. In: Multkulturelle Gesellschaft und Wertgesellschaft. Series: Rechtsstaat in der Bewährung (34). Muller Verlag: Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 9783811499867

Murdoch, J. (2000) Incorporation and interpretation of guarantees for respect for private life: A threat to press freedom? In: Miller, A. (ed.) Human Rights: A Modern Agenda. T & T Clark: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780567005403

1999

Murdoch, J. (1999) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : 1998 Survey. European Law Review, 24(Supp), pp. 204-215.

Murdoch, J. (1999) CPT standards within the context of the Council of Europe. In: Morgan, R. and Evans, M.D. (eds.) Protecting Prisoners the Standards of The European Committee For The Prevention Of Torture in Context. Oxford University Press, pp. 103-136. ISBN 0198298218

1998

Murdoch, J. (1998) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : Activities in 1996 and 1997. European Law Review, 23(Supp), pp. 199-210.

Murdoch, J. (1998) A Survey of Recent Case Law under Article 5, ECHR. European Law Review, 23(Supp), pp. 31-48.

1997

Murdoch, J. (1997) Environmental protection within scope of European Convention : Lopez-Ostra v Spain European Court of Human Rights 9th December 1994. Scottish Planning and Environmental Law, 59, pp. 17-18.

Murdoch, J. (1997) Scotland and the European Convention. In: Dickson, B. (ed.) Human Rights and the European Convention. Sweet and Maxwell: London, pp. 113-142. ISBN 0421531606

Murdoch, J. (1997) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and its relevance for the police. In: Human Rights and the Police : Seminar Proceedings : Strasbourg, 6-8 December 1995. Council of Europe. ISBN 9287132968

1996

Murdoch, J. (1996) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. European Law Review, 21(Supp), pp. 130-137.

Murdoch, J. (1996) Scots Public Law by M. Deans: Book Review:. Scots Law Times, pp. 261-262.

Murdoch, J. (1996) Police. In: The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia. Butterworths: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 234-352. ISBN 0406237116

1994

Murdoch, J. (1994) The work of the Council of Europe's Torture Committee. European Journal of International Law, 5, pp. 220-248. (doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.ejil.a035868)

Murdoch, J. (1994) Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights - The protection of liberty and security of person. Series: Human Rights Files, 12. Council of Europe: Strasbourg. ISBN 9789287123084

1993

Murdoch, J. (1993) Safeguarding the liberty of the person: recent Strasbourg jurisprudence. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 42(3), pp. 494-522.

1991

Murdoch, J. (1991) The European Convention on Human Rights in Scots Law. Public Law, pp. 40-51.

1990

Murdoch, J. (1990) Firearms. In: The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia. Butterworths: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780406237002

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Number of items: 53.

Articles

Murdoch, J. (2015) Using self- and peer assessment at honours level: bridging the gap between law school and the workplace. Law Teacher, 49(1), pp. 73-91. (doi:10.1080/03069400.2014.988491)

Murdoch, J. (2010) Unfulfilled Expectations: The Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. European Human Rights Law Review(1), pp. 26-46.

Murdoch, J. (2006) The impact of the Council of Europe's "Torture Committee" and the evolution of standard-setting in relation to places of detention. European Human Rights Law Review(2), pp. 159-179.

Mullen, T., Murdoch, J., Craig, S. and Miller, A. (2005) Human Rights in the Scottish Courts. Journal of Law and Society, 32(1), pp. 148-168.

Murdoch, J. (2002) Review: The European Convention for Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: 2001 Survey. European Law Review, 27(Supp), pp. 47-62.

Murdoch, J. (2000) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: Activities in 1999. European Law Review, 25(Supp), pp. 212-226.

Murdoch, J. (1999) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : 1998 Survey. European Law Review, 24(Supp), pp. 204-215.

Murdoch, J. (1998) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment : Activities in 1996 and 1997. European Law Review, 23(Supp), pp. 199-210.

Murdoch, J. (1998) A Survey of Recent Case Law under Article 5, ECHR. European Law Review, 23(Supp), pp. 31-48.

Murdoch, J. (1997) Environmental protection within scope of European Convention : Lopez-Ostra v Spain European Court of Human Rights 9th December 1994. Scottish Planning and Environmental Law, 59, pp. 17-18.

Murdoch, J. (1996) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. European Law Review, 21(Supp), pp. 130-137.

Murdoch, J. (1996) Scots Public Law by M. Deans: Book Review:. Scots Law Times, pp. 261-262.

Murdoch, J. (1994) The work of the Council of Europe's Torture Committee. European Journal of International Law, 5, pp. 220-248. (doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.ejil.a035868)

Murdoch, J. (1993) Safeguarding the liberty of the person: recent Strasbourg jurisprudence. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 42(3), pp. 494-522.

Murdoch, J. (1991) The European Convention on Human Rights in Scots Law. Public Law, pp. 40-51.

Books

Murdoch, J. and Svanidze, E. (2018) Combating Impunity. Council of Europe: Strasbourg. (Accepted for Publication)

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2017) Human Rights Law in Scotland. 4th edition. Bloomsbury Professional Ltd: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781780435732

Murdoch, J. and Jiricka, V. (2016) Combating Ill-treatment in Prison. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2012) Protecting the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion under the European Convention on Human Rights. Series: Council of Europe Human Rights Handbooks. Council of Europe: Strasbourg.

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2011) Human Rights Law in Scotland. 3rd edition. Bloomsbury Professional. ISBN 9781847665560

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2008) Human Rights Law in Scotland. 2nd edition. Tottel. ISBN 9781845920746

Janis, M.W., Kay, R.S., Bradley, A.W., Murdoch, J.L. and McColgan, A. (2008) European Human Rights Law: Text and Materials. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199277469

Murdoch, J. (2008) Ljudska prava u Bosni i Hercegovini : sazetak studije kompatibilnosti zakona i prakse Bosne I Hercegovine sa zahtjevima Evropske konvencije o ljudskim pravima [Human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina : Study on the Compatibility of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Law and Practice with the Requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights]. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2007) Liberte de pensee, de conscience et de religion: Un guide sur la mise en oeuvre de l'article 9 de la Convention européenne des Droits de l'Homme. Series: Précis sur les droits de l'Homme, n 9. Council of Europe: Strasbourg, pp. 1-62.

Murdoch, J. (2007) Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion: A Guide to the Implemention of Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Series: Human Rights Handbooks, 9. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2007) Le Traitement des Détenus: Critères Européens. Éditions du Conseil de l'Europe: Strasbourg, France. ISBN 9789287159748

Murdoch, J.L. (2006) The Treatment of Prisoners: European Standards. Council of Europe Publishing: Strasbourg, France. ISBN 9789287159274

Murdoch, J. (2003) Article 5 de la Convention Européenne des Droits de l'Homme - Protection de la liberté et de la sûreté de la personne. Series: Dossiers sur les droits de l'Homme, 12. Conseil de l'Europe: Strasbourg. ISBN 9789287150189

Murdoch, J. (2002) Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights - The protection of liberty and security of person. Series: Human Rights Files, 12. Council of Europe: Strasbourg. ISBN 9789287150196

Reed, R. and Murdoch, J. (2001) A Guide to Human Rights Law in Scotland. Butterworths: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780406923202

Murdoch, J. (1994) Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights - The protection of liberty and security of person. Series: Human Rights Files, 12. Council of Europe: Strasbourg. ISBN 9789287123084

Book Sections

Murdoch, J. (2018) Belief and conscience. In: Grütters, C. and Dzananovic, D. (eds.) Migration and Religious Freedom: Essays on the Interaction Between Religious Duty and Migration Law. Wolf Legal Publishers: Nijmegen, The Netherlands, pp. 151-176.

Murdoch, J. (2018) Police powers and criminal investigations. In: Alleweldt, R. and Fickenscher, G. (eds.) The Police and International Human Rights Law. Springer, pp. 125-153. ISBN 9783319713380

Murdoch, J. (2013) The binding effect of ECHR in the United Kingdom - views from Scotland. In: Arnold, R. (ed.) The Universalism of Human Rights. Springer. ISBN 9789400745094

Murdoch, J. (2012) Voices in the classroom. In: Casadevall, J., Myjer, E., O'Boyle, M. and Austin, A. (eds.) Freedom of Expression: Essays in Honor of Nicolas Bratza, President of the European Court of Human Rights. Wolf Legal Publishers: Nijmegen. ISBN 9789287174246

Murdoch, J. (2006) Detention Preventive et Proces dans un Delai Raisonnable. In: Cohen-Jonathon, G., Flauss, J. and Lambert, A. (eds.) De l'effectivité des recours internes dans l'application de la Convention européenne des droits de l'homme. Bruylant, pp. 26-69. ISBN 2802723316

Murdoch, J. (2006) Protecting human rights in the Scottish legal system. In: Mullen, T. J. and McHarg, A. (eds.) Public Law in Scotland. Avizandum: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 324-343. ISBN 9781904968085

Murdoch, J. (2003) Comparative Law, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Scottish Judges. In: Orucu, E. (ed.) Judicial Comparativism in Human Rights Cases. UKNCCL, BIICL, pp. 85-105. ISBN 0 904281 18 3

Murdoch, J. (2003) Scots Law and Human Rights. In: Orucu, E. (ed.) Judicial Comparativism in Human Rights Cases. British Institute of International and Comparative Law: London, pp. 85-105. ISBN 0 904281 18 3

Murdoch, J. (2003) Human rights. In: The Laws Of Scotland : Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia : Reissue. Butterworths. ISBN 0406982864

Murdoch, J. (2002) Judicial review of Devolution issues. In: The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia: Constitutional Law. LexisNexis Butterworths: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 375-389. ISBN 0406944342

Murdoch, J. (2000) Constitutional multiculturalism. In: Multkulturelle Gesellschaft und Wertgesellschaft. Series: Rechtsstaat in der Bewährung (34). Muller Verlag: Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 9783811499867

Murdoch, J. (2000) Incorporation and interpretation of guarantees for respect for private life: A threat to press freedom? In: Miller, A. (ed.) Human Rights: A Modern Agenda. T & T Clark: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780567005403

Murdoch, J. (1999) CPT standards within the context of the Council of Europe. In: Morgan, R. and Evans, M.D. (eds.) Protecting Prisoners the Standards of The European Committee For The Prevention Of Torture in Context. Oxford University Press, pp. 103-136. ISBN 0198298218

Murdoch, J. (1997) Scotland and the European Convention. In: Dickson, B. (ed.) Human Rights and the European Convention. Sweet and Maxwell: London, pp. 113-142. ISBN 0421531606

Murdoch, J. (1997) The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and its relevance for the police. In: Human Rights and the Police : Seminar Proceedings : Strasbourg, 6-8 December 1995. Council of Europe. ISBN 9287132968

Murdoch, J. (1996) Police. In: The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia. Butterworths: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 234-352. ISBN 0406237116

Murdoch, J. (1990) Firearms. In: The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia. Butterworths: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780406237002

Research Reports or Papers

Murdoch, J. (2013) Georgia: Combating Impunity of Prison Officials through the Effective Investigation of Complaints of Torture and Ill-Treatment. Technical Report. Council of Europe, Tbilisi.

Murdoch, J. and Roche, R. (2013) The European Convention on Human Rights and Policing: A Handbook for Police Officers and Other Law Enforcement Officials. Manual. Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

Murdoch, J. (2010) Country report on Georgia: Combating ill-treatment and impunity and effective investigation of ill-treatment. Technical Report. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2010) Country report on Ukraine: combating ill-treatment and impunity and effective investigation of ill-treatment. Technical Report. Council of Europe.

Murdoch, J. (2008) The Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): The Experience of the United Kingdom. Technical Report. UK Ministry of Justice.

This list was generated on Tue Aug 14 11:34:59 2018 BST.