Colin Murray joined Newcastle University's Law School in January 2007 following the completion of his postgraduate research at Durham University. Colin's current research is focused in the fields of constitutional law, national security law, legal history and public law. This work has fed into official consultations on prisoner voting rights, the office of Lord Chancellor, drone strikes, Northern Ireland and "Brexit" and the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia.
His work concentrates on the concepts of citizenship and allegiance and of their increasing significance in legal discourse. His research concentrates on the concepts of citizenship and allegiance and of their increasing significance in legal discourse. Colin's current project examines the UK Government's use of "Good Citizenship" reasoning to deny prisoners the right to vote. This work has fed into official role as a UK Parliamentary advisor on prisoner voting rights. With Roger Masterman, Colin is co-author of the textbook Exploring Constitutional Law published by Pearson. Colin has published in Public Law, Northern Ireland Law Quarterly, International and Comparative Law Quarterly and the Kings Law Journal amongst others.
Colin is currently working (alongside A. O'Donoghue (Durham), S. de Mars (Newcastle) and B. Warwick (Durham))on the ESRC-supported project “Constitutional Conundrums: Northern Ireland, the European Union and Human Rights".