Christopher McCrudden is Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law at Queen's University Belfast and William W. Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan Law School.
Until 2011, he was Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. He studied law at Queen's University Belfast, Yale University, and Oxford University. He holds a first law degree from Queen's, an LL.M. degree from Yale, two doctorates from Oxford (D.Phil. and DCL), and an honorary LL.D. from Queen's. From 2011 to 2014, he held a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust. In 2013-14 he was a Fellow at the Straus Institute at New York University Law School. In 2014-15, he was a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, whose advisory council he now chairs.
McCrudden is a practicing Barrister at Blackstone Chambers in London, and has been called to both the Northern Ireland Bar and the Bar of England and Wales. He acted as junior counsel in the Ladele case in the European Court of Human Rights, and the Ashers case in the UK Supreme Court. His main research focus is on human rights law, and his current research deals with the foundational principles underpinning human rights practice.
He was awarded the American Society of International Law's prize for outstanding legal scholarship in 2008. Professor McCrudden is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.
His most recent publication is Litigating Religions: An Essay on Human Rights, Courts, and Beliefs (OUP, 2018).