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Nicholas McMurry

Nicholas McMurry

Programme Director

Location: Cork

Phone: 021-4507027

Development Activities

Academic Qualifications
PhD in Human Rights Law, NUIG 2017; Postgrad Cert in Education and Training, GCD 2012; LLM in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Law, NUIG 2011; MPhil in Music, UCC 2003; BA Hons in History & Latin, TCD, 1997


Nicholas McMurry is Programme Director for the Faculty of Law in Griffith College Cork.  He graduated with a PhD supervised by Dr Shane Darcy from the Irish Centre for Human Rights in the National University of Ireland Galway in September 2017. Nicholas is the author of a book called, "Participation and Democratic Innovation Under Human Rights Law", published by Routledge in April 2023. He has a particular interest in minority rights and asylum law. 

He has worked professionally in research, advocacy and education since 2011. He is a founding partner of Shared Insight, and has carried out socio-legal research and advocacy for the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Mandaean Human Rights Group, Respond! Housing Agency, EIL Intercultural Learning and Cork City Council.  He has co-ordinated and delivered modules in law in NUI Galway and in Griffith College Cork, and has been a tutor in law in University College Cork and a facilitator on the Stand Global Issues course.