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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Civilian Direct Participation in Hostilities, Classification of Conflicts, Conduct of Hostilities, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Humanitarian Law in Practice, Implementation, Integrated Missions and Peacekeeping, International Humanitarian Law, Non-State Armed Groups, Occupation Law, Protection of Civilians, Public International Law

<p><span style="color: rgb(19, 19, 19); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14.96875px;">Dr. Ray Murphy is a professor at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. He completed his B.A. in Political Science and Legal Science in 1979, and then took a Bachelor in Law (LL.B.) degree in 1981. He studied at Kings Inns in Dublin where he completed a B.L. degree and was called to the Irish bar in 1984. He completed a Masters degree in International Law (M.Litt.) at Dublin University (Trinity College) in 1991. In 2001 he completed his Ph.D. in International Law at the University of Nottingham, England. In addition to his position at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Prof. Murphy is on the faculty of the International Institute for Criminal Investigations and Justice Rapid Response. He also conducts training on behalf of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Institute for Humanitarian Law at San Remo (Italy) and the Pearson Peacekeeping Center, Canada. Prof. Murphy is a Commissioner with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. &nbsp;He is a former member and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of Amnesty International (Ireland). Prof. Murphy &nbsp;is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Human Rights Institutes.&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(19, 19, 19); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14.96875px;" />
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<span style="color: rgb(19, 19, 19); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14.96875px;">Prof. Murphy was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 2006 and worked with Human Rights Watch in New York as a resident scholar. In 2007 he was awarded the National University of Ireland, Galway President&rsquo;s Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 2008 he received the National Award for Excellence in Teaching by the National Academy for the Integration of Research &amp; Teaching &amp; Learning (NAIRTL).&nbsp;</span><br style="color: rgb(19, 19, 19); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14.96875px;" />
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<span style="color: rgb(19, 19, 19); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 14.96875px;">Prof. Murphy is a former Captain in the Irish Defence Forces and he served as an infantry officer with the Irish contingent of UNIFIL in Lebanon in 1981/82 and again in 1989. He practiced as a barrister for a short period before taking up his current appointment at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was Chairperson of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission from 1997 to 2000. He has field experience with the OSCE in Bosnia in 1996 and 1997. He has also worked on short assignments in west and southern Africa and the Middle East for Amnesty International, the European Union and the Irish Government.&nbsp;</span></p>