Dr
David
Keane

Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Role
Assistant Professor in Law
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Phone number: 01 700
6022
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
C1120

Academic biography

Dr. David Keane is Assistant Professor in Law at the School of Law and Government, DCU. He has acted previously as Lecturer in Law at Brunel University, London, and Associate Professor in Law at Middlesex University, London. He holds a BCL (Law and French) from University College Cork, Ireland, and an LLM and PhD from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, where he was awarded a Government of Ireland scholarship. Dr. Keane's research is in international human rights law, with a particular focus on the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), caste-based discrimination, minority rights and related aspects of the UN human rights system. He has published 4 books and around 30 journal articles and book chapters, as well as book reviews, blogs and case commentaries. His book Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law (Routledge, 2007) was awarded the Hart-SLSA Book Prize for Early Career Academics and has been widely cited, including by the UK Supreme Court. His co-edited book 50 Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Manchester University Press, 2017) is the first edited collection on ICERD. Dr Keane acts also as a visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux, France. He welcomes potential PhD students and research collaborations in international human rights law. David is available on email at: <david.p.keane@dcu.ie> You can follow him on Twitter: @keane_dave 

Research interests

International human rights law; International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD); caste-based discrimination; minority rights; UN human rights treaties and treaty bodies; regional human rights systems.