UCL Faculty of Laws

Prof Colm O'Cinneide

Prof Colm O'Cinneide

Professor of Human Rights Law

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Sep 2001

Research summary

 Current research interests include equality and anti-discrimination law, comparative constitutional law, and human rights law.

Teaching summary


Public Law

Civil Liberties and Human Rights


Discrimination Law


Comparative Human Rights Law


University of Edinburgh
LLM, Law | 1998
University College Cork
LLM, Law | 1995
University College Cork
BCL, Law | 1994


Colm O’Cinneide is Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at University College London (UCL). A graduate of University College Cork, the University of Edinburgh and King’s Inns in Dublin, he was called to the Irish Bar and went on to work as a legal adviser in the UK House of Lords before joining UCL in 2001. He has published extensively in the field of comparative constitutional, human rights and anti-discrimination law. He has also acted as specialist legal adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Women & Equalities Committee of the UK Parliament, and advised a range of international organisations including the UN, ILO and the European Commission. He also was from 2006-16 a member of the European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe, and since 2008 has been a member of the academic advisory board of Blackstone Chambers in London.