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Achievements

Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, a Fellow of the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, and an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies. He has served as Head of the Law School, a member of Senate, a Director of the Human Rights Centre, and as a Director of Research. Before returning to Queen’s in 2005 he was Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at the University of Leeds. He has held visiting positions at the University of Michigan, Fordham University, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has taught on the George Washington University – Oxford University Summer School in International Human Rights Law, and on the international human rights programme at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Academic Panel at Doughty Street Chambers, a Senior Research Associate, Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London, a member of the Gender Identity Panel (Northern Ireland) and member of the Equality and Diversity Forum Research Network. Professor Harvey was a member of the REF2014 Law sub-panel and a member of the REF2014 Equality and Diversity Advisory Panel. He has served as a Commissioner on the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and as a member of the Northern Ireland Higher Education Council. He is the Editor of the Series Human Rights Law in Perspective (Hart-Bloomsbury) and is on the editorial boards of Human Rights Law ReviewNorthern Ireland Legal Quarterly and European Human Rights Law Review. He has written and taught extensively on human rights law and policy and recently led an ESRC funded project on the consequences of Brexit for Northern Ireland (https://brexitlawni.org/)

He has undertaken a range of advisory roles, including as an invited expert at the Irish Convention on the Constitution on “The Right of Citizens Resident outside the State to Vote in Presidential Elections”, as a participant in UNHCR’s “Global Consultation on International Protection”, and as a consultant to the Global Commission on International Migration on “The Right to Leave in International Law”. He has provided evidence to, for example, the Scottish Affairs Committee, Westminster Parliament on the “Scottish Referendum”.

He is the General Editor of the Series Human Rights Law in Perspective (Hart-Bloomsbury Publishing) and is on the editorial boards of Human Rights Law ReviewNorthern Ireland Legal Quarterly and European Human Rights Law Review. His books include: Applying an International Human Rights Framework to State Budget Allocations: Rights and Resources (2014, Routledge, with Rory O’Connell et al.); Contemporary Issues in Refugee Law (2013, ed. Edward Elgar, with Satvinder Juss); Human Rights and Public Finance (2013, ed. Hart Publishing, with Aoife Nolan and Rory O’Connell); Rights in Divided Societies (2012 ed. Hart Publishing, with Alex Schwartz); Human Rights in the Community: Rights as Agents for Change (ed., 2005, Hart Publishing); Sanctuary in Ireland: Perspectives on Asylum Law and Policy (ed., with Ursula Fraser, 2003, Institute of Public Administration); Human Rights, Equality and Democratic Renewal in Northern Ireland (ed., 2001, Hart Publishing); Seeking Asylum in the UK: Problems and Prospects (2000, Cambridge University Press/Butterworths).

His has published articles in: European Human Rights Law ReviewHuman Rights Law ReviewInternational Journal of Refugee LawRefugee Survey Quarterly, Modern Law ReviewNorthern Ireland Legal Quarterly,Cornell International Law Journal, Fordham International Law JournalPolicy & PoliticsJournal of Law and SocietySocial and Legal Studies and Public Law, among others. He has been guest editor of several journal collections published in: International Journal on Minority and Group RightsJournal of Law and Society;Northern Ireland Legal QuarterlyCanadian Journal of Law and JurisprudenceRefuge - Canada's Periodical on Refugees, and European Human Rights Law Review. He has written widely on human rights including in:The Irish TimesThe Guardian and the Times Higher Education Supplement among others. Professor Harvey has undertaken funded research for the British Academy, the Nuffield Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Joseph Rowntree Trust, among others.

Recent publications include:

  • Applying an International Human Rights Framework to State Budget Allocations: Rights and Resources (2014, Routledge, with Rory O’Connell et al.)
  • Contemporary Issues in Refugee Law (2013, ed. Edward Elgar, with Satvinder Juss)
  • Human Rights and Public Finance (2013, ed. Hart Publishing, with Aoife Nolan and Rory O’Connell)
  • Rights in Divided Societies (2012 ed. Hart Publishing, with Alex Schwartz)
  • “Bringing Humanity Home: A Transformational Human Rights Culture for Northern Ireland?”  Criminal Justice in Transition: The Northern Ireland Context (2015, eds, Anne-Marie McAlinden and Clare Dwyer, Hart – Bloomsbury Publishing) 47-66
  • “Time for Reform? Refugees, Asylum-seekers and Protection Under International Human Rights Law” (2015) 34Refugee Survey Quarterly 43-60.
  • “Mobilizing against neoliberalism? Global affirmative action in context” (2015) 27 Cultural Dynamics 81-98
  • “Context, institution, or accountability? Exploring the factors that shape the performance of national human rights and equality bodies” (2014) 42 Policy and Politics 89-107 (with Sarah Spencer)
  • “The International Protection of Refugees and Asylum Seekers: the Role of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights” Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective. (2014, eds, Ademola Abass and Francesca Ippolito, Ashgate Publishing) 171-190.
  • “Better on the Margins? A Critique of Mainstreaming Economic and Social Rights” in Human Rights and Public Finance: Budgets and the Promotion of Economic and Social Rights (2013, eds, Aoife Nolan, Rory O’Connell and Colin Harvey, Hart Publishing) 123-135  (with Eoin Rooney)
  • “The ‘Global Dance’ of Humanity and Legality: Terror, Migration and Human Rights” The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives (2013, ed. Robert P. Barnidge, Ashgate Publishing) 37-62
  • “Reconstructing and Restoring Human Rights” Rights and Restoration within Youth Justice (2012, Theo Gavrielides (ed.), de Sitter Publications) 67-89.
  • “Rights, Equality and Social Justice in a Cold Climate” http://rightsni.org/2015/06/rights-equality-and-social-justice-in-a-cold-climate/
  • “Rights in a Fractured Union” http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2015/06/01/hra-watch-reform-repeal-replace-colin-harvey-rights-in-a-fractured-union/
  • “The Future of Human Rights” http://qpol.qub.ac.uk/the-future-of-human-rights-act-1998
  • “Revisiting a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland” http://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2015/07/10/hra-watch-reform-repeal-replace-colin-harvey-revisiting-a-bill-of-rights-for-northern-ireland/

Teaching

  • International Human Rights Law
  • Migration and Human Rights
  • Contemporary Issues in British and Irish Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law

PhD Supervision

I offer PhD supervision in: human rights law; refugee law; and constitutional law and politics

 
 
 

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A Conversation about Irish Unity: A Think32 podcast

Harvey, C., 22 Mar 2019, Think32.

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A new conversation about a united Ireland could be a win for all

Harvey, C., 27 Mar 2019, RTE.

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A united Ireland: a hard border fix that dare not speak its name

Harvey, C., 29 Jan 2019, RTE.

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Brexit and Constitutional Futures

Harvey, C., Dec 2019, AgendaNI.

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Constitutional Futures on our Shared Island

Harvey, C., 10 Oct 2019, QPol.

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Activities

  • 7 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Participation in conference

BrexitLawNI: Launch of Policy Reports

Amanda Kramer (Organiser), Colin Harvey (Speaker), Kieran McEvoy (Speaker), Anna Bryson (Speaker), Rory O'Connell (Speaker), Brian Gormally (Speaker), Daniel Holder (Speaker)
14 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

BrexitLawNI Launch of Project Reports in Dublin

Amanda Kramer (Speaker), Colin Harvey (Speaker), Rory O'Connell (Speaker)
19 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Brexit Research and Presentation Event

Amanda Kramer (Contributor), Colin Harvey (Contributor), Rory O'Connell (Contributor)
04 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

The Implications of BREXIT for Migrant Workers: What to watch out for

Amanda Kramer (Contributor), Colin Harvey (Keynote speaker), Daniel Holder (Organiser), Anna Bryson (Contributor), Rory O'Connell (Contributor), Emma Patterson-Bennett (Contributor), Fidelma O'Hagan (Contributor)
13 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

BrexitLawNI Brexit Briefing

Amanda Kramer (Speaker), Rory O'Connell (Organiser), Colin Harvey (Speaker), Brian Gormally (Speaker), Daniel Holder (Speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Press / Media

Brexit could 're-ignite conflict' in Northern Ireland

Amanda Kramer, Colin Harvey, Kieran McEvoy, Anna Bryson, Rory O'Connell, Brian Gormally, Daniel Holder, Fidelma O'Hagan, Emma Patterson-Bennett & Gemma McKeown

14/09/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Brexit holds grave risks for Northern Ireland, study warn

Amanda Kramer, Colin Harvey, Kieran McEvoy, Anna Bryson, Rory O'Connell, Brian Gormally, Daniel Holder, Fidelma O'Hagan, Emma Patterson-Bennett & Gemma McKeown

14/09/2018

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research