Christine Bell, Professor of Constitutional Law at Edinburgh Law School, has been made a Fellow of the British Academy.
Professor joins a cohort of 42 new UK Fellows to be welcomed to the Academy.
The British Academy is the UK's expert body that supports and speaks for the humanities and social sciences.
Each year the Academy elects 42 UK-based scholars who have achieved academic distinction as reflected in scholarly research activity and publication to its prestigious Fellowship.
Professor Bell is Assistant Principal Global Justice at the University of Edinburgh and Executive Director of the University's Global Justice Academy.
Her research interests lie in the interface between constitutional and international law, gender and conflict and legal theory with a particular interest in peace processes and their agreements.
Earlier this year Professor Bell as Director of the Global Justice Academy was awarded a £4.4m DFID grant to explore how countries affected by conflict can successfully and peacefully rebuild their societies.
A qualified barrister, Professor Bell has held myriad appointments in both academic and public life.
She has taken part in various peace negotiations, giving constitutional law and human rights law advice, and also in training for diplomats, mediators and lawyers and acted as an expert in transitional justice for the UN Secretary-General, the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights, and UNIFEM.
She is also Programme Director of the LLM in Human Rights.