Christine Bell

Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh

Christine Bell is professor of constitutional law at the University of Edinburgh and co-director of the Global Justice Academy.

Additionally, Bell was a member of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, established under the Belfast Agreement. She is the author of Peace Agreements and Human Rights (2000), a study comparing peace agreements in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, South Africa, and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Featured Work

MAR 25, 2002 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2, No. 7 (Winter 2002): Integrating Human Rights and Peace Work: Articles: Principle versus Pragmatism

Christine Bell argues that in the case of Northern Ireland the division between human rights and “community relations” groups reflects a fundamental disagreement over the ...