Christine Bell

Christine Bell is Professor of Constitutional Law and Assistant Principal (Global Justice), University of Edinburgh, and Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  She obtained a BA (Law) from Selwyn College, Cambridge (1988), and an LL.M in Law from Harvard Law School (1990), qualifying as an Attorney-at-law in New York (1991). From 1997-9 she was Director of the Human Rights Centre Queen’s University of Belfast, and from 2000-2011, Professor of Public International Law and founder and Director of the Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster. She was chairperson of the Belfast-based Human Rights organization, the Committee on the Administration of Justice from 1995-7, and a member of the first Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission established by the Belfast Agreement. She was Research Director of the Political Settlements Research Programme, and PA-X pace agreement database.