David Keane


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

ICERD and Palestine’s Inter-State Complaint

On 23 April, The Guardian reported that Palestinian diplomats had filed an inter-state complaint against Israel for breaches of its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine: Palestine is a State…

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The Innocence of Satirists: Will Caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad Change the ECHR Approach to Hate Speech?

Dr David Keane is Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University. The global reaction to the trailer for the film The Innocence of Muslims has prompted the banning of the video-sharing website Youtube in three States, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, with Council of Europe member Russia mooting such a move. Similarly the publication…

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