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Prof Colm O'Cinneide
Appointment
  • Professor of Human Rights Law
  • Faculty of Laws
  • UCL SLASH
Biography

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.    


Research Summary

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

Teaching Summary
Undergraduate:
Public Law
Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Tort
Discrimination Law

Graduate:
Comparative Human Rights 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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