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Prof Colm O'Cinneide
  • Professor of Human Rights Law
  • Faculty of Laws
 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 UK Joint Committee on Human Rights 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.
Research Summary
 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 currently on research leave for the academic year 2010-11.
Teaching Summary
Public Law
Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Discrimination Law

Comparative Human Rights Law
UK Human Rights and Equality Law

Academic Background
1998 LLM Master of Laws – Law University of Edinburgh
1995 LLM Master of Laws – Law University College Cork
1994 BCL Bachelor of Civil Law – Law University College Cork
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