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Murray Hunt

Murray Hunt is an associate member of Matrix and the Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

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Murray Hunt is an associate member of Matrix and was one of the founder members in 2000. He is also the Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Director of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre.

From his call in 1992 Murray was a practising barrister specialising in public law and human rights.

From 2004 to 2017 he was Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the UK Parliament.

He has been Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law since 2017 and Director of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre since 2019.

In 2016 Murray was on the UK’s national shortlist of 3 candidates submitted to the Council of Europe as candidates to become the UK Judge on the European Court of Human Rights.

In 2018 he served as expert adviser to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament in its inquiry into Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament and from 2019-21 he was an Independent Member of the Scottish National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.

Since 2019 he has been the UK’s alternate member of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission for Democracy through Law.

Murray has been a Visiting Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford since 2011, where he gives an annual series of seminars on the role of parliaments in the ECHR’s system for the protection of human rights. He leads a long term research project on Parliaments, the Rule of Law and Human Rights which aims to stimulate research into how to strengthen protection for the Rule of Law and human rights by embedding them better in democratic institutions.

He is the author of books and articles on the democratic legitimacy of legal frameworks for human rights protection, including Using Human Rights Law in English Courts (1997) and Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit (2015).

He is also a Bencher of the Middle Temple.

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Murray Hunt
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Murray Hunt is an associate member of Matrix and the Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

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Murray Hunt

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Murray Hunt is an associate member of Matrix and was one of the founder members in 2000. He is also the Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Director of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre.

From his call in 1992 Murray was a practising barrister specialising in public law and human rights.

From 2004 to 2017 he was Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights in the UK Parliament.

He has been Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law since 2017 and Director of the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre since 2019.

In 2016 Murray was on the UK’s national shortlist of 3 candidates submitted to the Council of Europe as candidates to become the UK Judge on the European Court of Human Rights.

In 2018 he served as expert adviser to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee of the Scottish Parliament in its inquiry into Human Rights and the Scottish Parliament and from 2019-21 he was an Independent Member of the Scottish National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership.

Since 2019 he has been the UK’s alternate member of the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission for Democracy through Law.

Other professional experience

Murray has been a Visiting Professor in Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford since 2011, where he gives an annual series of seminars on the role of parliaments in the ECHR’s system for the protection of human rights. He leads a long term research project on Parliaments, the Rule of Law and Human Rights which aims to stimulate research into how to strengthen protection for the Rule of Law and human rights by embedding them better in democratic institutions. He is the author of books and articles on the democratic legitimacy of legal frameworks for human rights protection, including Using Human Rights Law in English Courts (1997) and Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit (2015). He is also a Bencher of the Middle Temple.