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Colm O'Cinneide  

BCL LLM LLM BL (King's Inns)
Reader in Laws

contact details:
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 1420 | Internal: x21420
Email: c.o'cinneide@ucl.ac.uk

Colm O'Cinneide is a Reader in Law, specialising in human rights, comparative constitutional and anti-discrimination law. He is also currently Vice-President of the European Committee of Social Rights and a member of the Blackstone Chambers Academic Panel. Colm has served as specialist legal adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights of the UK Parliament and has also acted as consultant to a range of organisations, including the Northern Irish Human Rights Commission, the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Irish Equality Authority.

Current research interests include equality and anti-discrimination law, comparative constitutional law, and human rights law. Current publications being completed include papers on the constitutional ‘place’ of equality within EU law, the possibilities of giving effective legal protection to socio-economic rights and the impact of human rights norms on national constitutional systems. Colm is also currently the principal investigator for a research study generously funded by the Nuffield Foundation which explores the integration of equality and human rights institutions across the EU – more information on this project is available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-rights/ihr-news/2012/colm-nuffield.

Appointments and Membership of Expert Bodies




Book Chapters

Other Publications

Major Conference Papers


Media commentary for the following outlets from 2002 to the present time:

BBC Radio 4
ITN News
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News
Australian Broadcasting Corporation News
TV Arte (Fance/Germany)
RTE News (Ireland)
Associated Press
The Guardian
The Independent
The Irish Times

UK Constitutional Law Blog
Human Rights in Ireland Blog

Current Teaching
Employment Law

Comparative Human Rights
European Labour Rights in an International Context
Gender, Law and the State

Ph.D Supervision
Colm O'Cinneide welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students.


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