Christina Murray is a Senior Adviser on the Standby Team of Mediation Advisers in the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, and Emeritus Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Cape Town. In 1994 she was elected to the panel of seven experts that advised the South African Constitutional Assembly. Since then she has combined academic and practical work on matters relating to constitutionalism, the rule of law, and democratic institutions. She was a member of the commission that prepared the current Kenyan constitution and the 2012 Fiji Constitution Commission and more recently has worked in Yemen, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia among other places. Her recent research focuses on constitution-making processes and political settlements, and constitutional design.