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Colin Murray

Colin Murray

Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University

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".

Global Geopolitics Series

What the Manchester attack leaks mean for the UK-US intelligence-sharing relationship

May 26, 2017 14:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Just a few hours after the British home secretary, Amber Rudd, issued a stern warning to the US government and intelligence officials about leaking sensitive information, they were at it again. US news outlets had...

Brexit: the next legal steps on the road out of Europe

Jun 27, 2016 23:57 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

In legal terms nothing has happened at least not yet in Britains departure from the EU. The referendum result that 51.9% believe the UK should leave the EU is advisory, and does not change the fact, as the prime...

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Economy

U.S. under Trump Series: U.S. services could fall victim of trade war

Despite market optimism being reflected through the stock market rise, the trade war initiated by the U.S. President Donald Trump continues under the rug. Since President Trump announced 25 percent tariffs on all steel...

New Zealand bonds gain at close despite improvement in global dairy prices at latest GDT auction

New Zealand bonds closed higher Wednesday as investors have largely shrugged-off the improvement in global dairy prices, albeit still in red, at the countrys latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, held...

New Zealand bonds gain at close despite improvement in global dairy prices at latest GDT auction

New Zealand bonds closed higher Wednesday as investors have largely shrugged-off the improvement in global dairy prices, albeit still in red, at the countrys latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction, held...

Japanese bonds tad lower on hopes of improvement in June trade balance, national core CPI

The Japanese government bonds remained tad lower Wednesday as investors hope to see an improvement in the countrys trade balance data for the month of June and national consumer price inflation data for the same period,...

Australian 2-year bond yield hits 1-month high tracking U.S. Treasuries; June employment report in focus

Australian government bonds traded narrowly mixed on Wednesday ahead of the June employment report. But, following the weakness in the U.S. Treasuries after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell upbeat testimony to Congress,...

Politics

Poland's judicial purge another step toward authoritarian democracy

Since the elections of 2015, Poland has been ruled by the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS), a far-right nationalist group that has transformed the country beyond recognition. Poland had once been...

Arrest and release of Somaliland poet puts spotlight on regional troubles

Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland. Surges often occur around elections, and most recently due to assertive...

The Murri Book Club and the politics of reading for Indigenous Australians

Although the 2018 Closing the Gap report on Indigenous disadvantage highlighted the importance of literacy for Indigenous Australians, progress remains slow. But, while reading is widely considered an unmitigated good and...

Brexiteers outmanoeuvred at Chequers as Theresa May corrals her cabinet to agree Brexit plan

On his first visit to the prime ministers country retreat at Chequers, the Liberal Democrat minister David Laws was reminded of the setting for an Agatha Christie film, where most of the guests would be murdered. Six years...

Is Indonesia retreating from democracy?

This is an edited extract from Tim Lindseys essay Retreat from Democracy, which appears in Australian Foreign Affairs #3, published 9 July. For much of the past 20 years, Indonesia has been held up as a model of...

Science

Long live the Europe of scientists!

This article is published as part of the EuroScience Open Festival (ESOF), of which The Conversation France is a partner. Since its inception, the European project has benefitted citizens from all walks of life in every...

Discovering dopamine's role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson's important legacy

Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine ...

How Novichok is different from radioactive poisons – and what this means for decontamination

A man and a woman were found unconscious in Wiltshire, England, on July, after having been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. This is the same substance that was used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia's environment

Measuring biodiversity used to mean laboriously collecting samples and manually identifying the plants, animals and fungi. This might involve careful inspection under a microscope to spot identifying features. This takes a...

Curious Kids: Where do black holes lead to?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome serious, weird or wacky! You might also like...

Technology

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Release Date, Specs: LTE-Enabled Tablet Appears in Chinese Regulatory Filing; Other Features Leaked

More clues hint that the South Korean electronics giant is working on releasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 this year. Recently, a regulatory filing supposedly for the said tablet was spotted while another report revealed...

Binance Successfully Compensates Users After Syscoin Incident

Binance, the largest crypto exchange firm in the world by trading volume, announced that it has now successfully transferred the rebates that it promised its users, Etherum World News reported. The compensation was due to...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Release Date, Features: Time Travel, Undead Tiger and Medieval Warriors Included in Zombies Mode

The latest teaser video for the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was released recently, and it is focused on the story behind the Zombies Mode campaign. The trailer confirms the gameplay will feature time...

Ethereum Can Take Over Bitcoin’s Number One Position, Crypto Observers Predict

Ethereum (ETH), the second leading cryptocurrency in the world, is rallying in value, increasing its worth by 6.25 percent in a 24-hour period. As of this writing, Ethereum is trading at $505, breaking through the...

Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite Release Date, Specs: Latest Android One Devices' Unveiling Event Set for Next Week

Xiaomi has finally confirmed the release of the Xiaomi Mi A2 and A2 Lite. Both devices are anticipated as the latest Android One-supported smartphones from the Chinese tech company. And they are going to be unveiled in a...
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