Christina Murray

Former LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009

Home Institution, University of Cape Town

LAPA Fellow, 2008-2009

LAPA Fellow

While at LAPA
Christina Murray is Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Cape Town. She is currently a Member of the Kenyan Constitutional Review Committee of Experts. Between 1994 and 1996 she served on a panel of seven experts advising the South African Constitutional Assembly in drafting South Africa’s ‘final’ Constitution. Since then most of her work has focused on constitution making, constitutional design and the implementation of new constitutions. In South Africa most of this work has been with the national treasury (implementing the fiscal elements of the new decentralized system of government) and with the national Parliament and nine provincial legislatures. She has also advised other nation’s constitutional development processes, including Kenya, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Southern Sudan and Bolivia. Among her most recent published work is a book, edited with Michelle O’Sullivan, Advancing Women’s Rights: the first decade of democracy (2005) and papers on traditional leadership, federalism and international relations in South Africa, the executive under South Africa’s constitution, and ethnicity in South Africa’s constitutional design. At Princeton, Murray will be writing a book on constitution making processes from a comparative constitutional law perspective.