Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Assistant Professor in Law
David Keane
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr. David Keane is Assistant Professor in Law at the School of Law and Government, DCU. He has previously been 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 for his doctoral studies. 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 other pieces. 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. He co-authored Minority Rights in the Pacific Region (Oxford University Press, 2009), part of the key OUP series on minority rights, and more recently co-edited 50 Years of ICERD (Manchester University Press, 2017), the first edited collection on ICERD. His journal articles appear in international peer-reviewed publications such as Human Rights Quarterly and Human Rights Law Review. Dr Keane acts as a visiting professor at University Grenoble Alpes and the University of Bordeaux, France. He regularly presents conference papers and provides advocacy on human rights issues. Recent papers are posted on his academia site: https://dcu.academia.edu/DKeane You can follow him on Twitter: @keane_dave He welcomes potential PhD students and research collaborations in international human rights law. 

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.