David Keane

About/Bio

Dr David Keane is Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at Middlesex University, London. He has published a range of books and journal articles on the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), minority rights, freedom of expression and related areas. He is the co-editor (with Annapurna Waughray) of Fifty Years of ICERD: A living instrument (Manchester University Press, 2017). His book Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law (Ashgate/Routledge, 2007) was awarded the Hart-SLSA Book Prize for Early Career Academics and has been widely cited, including by the UK Supreme Court. A selection of his publications are available via his site on academia.edu

Recently Published

The Same Thing? Negotiation and Articles 11-13 of the CERD Convention in Ukraine v Russian Federation

On 8 November 2019, the ICJ issued its preliminary objections judgment in Ukraine v. Russian Federation – see here for an excellent discussion of its importance. This piece focuses on one aspect of the decision, that the “preconditions” of Article 22 of the CERD Convention are alternative rather than cumulative. It looks specifically at the reasoning in…

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CERD Reaches Historic Decisions in Inter-State Communications

On 29 August 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) concluded its 99th session, in which it reached a historic decision on jurisdiction and admissibility in two of the three inter-State communications submitted under Article 11 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Qatar v Kingdom of Saudi…

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Application of the CERD Convention (Qatar v UAE) and “Parallel Proceedings” before the CERD Committee and the ICJ

Last week, the International Court of Justice held hearings to consider the United Arab Emirates request for provisional measures in the Case concerning the Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Qatar v. UAE).  The UAE’s requests are unusual in at least two ways. First these requests constitute…

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