David Keane

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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 

Book

Year Publication
2009 David Keane and Joshua Castellino (2009) Minority Rights in the Pacific Region. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2007 David Keane (2007) Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law. New York: Routledge.

Edited Book

Year Publication
2017 David Keane and Annapurna Waughray (Ed.). (2017) Fifty Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. Manchester: Manchester University Press,
2012 David Keane and Yvonne McDermott (Ed.). (2012) The Challenge of Human Rights: Past, Present and Future. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 David Keane (2020) 'Mapping the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination as a Living Instrument'. Human Rights Law Review, 20 (2):236-268. Link
2017 David Keane and Jeremie Gilbert (2017) 'Equality v. Fraternity: Rethinking France and its Minorities'. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14 (4):883-905.
2015 David Keane (2015) 'Cartoons, Comics and Human Rights after the Charlie-Hebdo Massacre'. Religion and Human Rights, 10 (3):229-243.
2013 David Keane (2013) 'Abolitionist in Heart but Not in Action: Slavery, Servitude and the Status of Article 4 ECHR in Irish Law'. Irish Jurist, :166-198.
2012 David Keane and Joshua Castellino (2012) 'Transcending Sectarianism through Minority Rights in Iraq'. International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies, 5 (3):387-407.
2010 David Keane (2010) 'Survival of the Fairest? Evolution and the Geneticization of Rights'. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 30 (3):467-494.
2008 David Keane (2008) 'Cartoon Violence and Freedom of Expression'. Human Rights Quarterly, 30 (4):845-876.
2007 David Keane (2007) 'Attacking Hate Speech under Article 17 of the European Convention on Human Rights'. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 25 (4):641-663.

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 David Keane (2021) 'Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. U.A.E.) (I.C.J.)' :1-78.
2018 David Keane and Tenia Kyriazi (2018) 'The Emergent Right to Human Rights Education in Gulf Cooperative Council States' 2 :236-268.
2013 David Keane and Valentina Azarov (2013) 'UNESCO, Palestine and Archaeology in Conflict' 41 (3) .
2010 David Keane (2010) 'The South Asian Draft Charter on Minority and Group Rights: A Comparative Regional Analysis' :125-158.
2008 David Keane and Nicholas McGeehan (2008) 'Enforcing Migrant Workers’ Rights in the United Arab Emirates' 15 (1) :81-115.
2007 David Keane (2007) 'Addressing the Aggravated Meeting Points of Race and Religion' 6 :353-391.
2005 David Keane (2005) 'Descent-based Discrimination in International Law: A Legal History' 12 :93-116.
2005 David Keane (2005) 'International Law and the Ethnicity of Irish Travellers' 11 .
2004 David Keane (2004) 'The Failure to Protect Cultural Property in Wartime' 14 :1-38.
2004 David Keane (2004) 'The Environmental Causes and Consequences of Migration: A Search for the Meaning of Environmental Refugees' 16 (2) :209-223.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 David Keane (2021) 'Assessing the Contribution of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to Global Racial Equality' In: The Long Walk to Equality: Perspectives on Racial Inequality, Injustice and the Law. London : University of Westminster Press (forthcoming).
2021 David Keane (2021) 'Inter-State Cases under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination' In: Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law: Challenges Ahead. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar (forthcoming).
2021 David Keane (2021) 'Contesting Equality: Caste before the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination' In: Equality in History and Law: Imagining Unequals, Imagining Equals. Bielefeld : Bielefeld University Press (forthcoming).
2020 David Keane (2020) 'India, Caste and the CERD Convention: Breaking the Impasse' In: North-South Imbalances in the Global Arena. Hyderabad : Andhra Law Times.
2017 David Keane and Annapurna Waughray (2017) 'CERD and Caste-based Discrimination' In: 50 Years of the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimimination. Manchester : Manchester University Press.
2016 David Keane and Joshua Castellino (2016) 'Is the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination the De Facto Minority Rights Treaty?' In: Towards Convergence in International Human Rights Law: Approaches of Regional and International Systems. The Hague : Brill/Martinus Nijhoff.
2015 David Keane and Jeremie Gilbert (2015) 'Graphic Reporting: Human Rights Violations through the Lens of Graphic Novels' In: Graphic Justice: Intersections of Comics and Law. New York : Routledge.
2012 David Keane and Jeremie Gilbert (2012) 'The New Scramble for Africa: Towards a Human Rights-based Approach to Large Scale Land Acquisitions in the SADC Region' In: Southern African Development Community Land Issues. New York : Routledge.
2012 David Keane (2012) 'UNESCO and the Right to Peace' In: The Challenge of Human Rights: Past, Present and Future. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar.
2011 David Keane (2011) 'The Irish Influence on the Indian Constitution: Contrasting the Fortunes of the Directive Principles of State Policy 60 Years On' In: 60 Years of the Indian Constitution: Retrospect and Prospects. New Delhi : MacMillam.
2010 David Keane (2010) 'Forced Labour Standards: An Evolving International Norm' In: Essays in Honour of Prof Ali Guzel. Istanbul : Beta.
2007 David Keane (2007) 'Why the Caste System Presents a New Challenge for Human Rights' In: Religion, Human Rights and International Law. The Hague : Martinus Nijhoff.
2005 David Keane (2005) 'The International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination' In: Essentials of Human Rights. New York : Hodder Arnold.

Blog

Year Publication
2019 David Keane (2019) CERD Reaches Historic Decisions in Inter-State Communications. BLOG Link
2019 David Keane (2019) The Same Thing? Negotiation and Articles 11-13 of the CERD Convention in Ukraine v Russian Federation. BLOG Link
2019 David Keane (2019) Application of the CERD Convention (Qatar v UAE) and “Parallel Proceedings” before the CERD Committee and the International Court of Justice. BLOG Link
2018 David Keane (2018) ICERD and Palestine’s Inter-State Complaint. BLOG Link

Book Review

Year Publication
2019 David Keane (2019) Book Review - Isabella Risini, “The Inter-State Application under the European Convention on Human Rights: Between Collective Enforcement of Human Rights and International Dispute Settlement”. BREV
2017 David Keane (2017) Book Review – Patrick Thornberry, “The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: A Commentary”. BREV
2016 David Keane (2016) Book Review – Prakash Shah, “Against Caste in British Law: A Critical Perspective on the Caste Discrimination Provision in the Equality Act 2010. BREV

Published Report

Year Publication
2014 Meena Dhanda, Annapurna Waughray, David Keane, David Mosse, Roger Green and Stephen Whittle (2014) Caste in Britain: Socio-Legal Review (EHRC Research Report 91). Equality and Human Rights Commission, . Link

Note

Year Publication
2021 David Keane (2021) Case Commentaries (International Human Rights Reports): Qatar v Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Qatar v United Arab Emirates; Palestine v Israel. NOTE
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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.

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Public International Law LG120
2022 Law of Torts 1 LG382
2022 Principles of Public International Law LG526
2022 Law of Torts LG216