Colm O’Cinneide is a professor of constitutional and human rights law at University College London (UCL). A graduate of University College Cork, the University of Edinburgh and King’s Inns in Dublin, he was called to the Irish Bar in 1997 and went on to work as a legal adviser in the UK House of Lords before joining UCL in 2001. He has published extensively in the field of comparative constitutional, human rights and anti-discrimination law. He has also acted as specialist legal adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Women and Equalities Committee of the UK Parliament and advised a range of international organizations, including the United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the European Commission. He was also a member of the European Committee on Social Rights of the Council of Europe from 2006 to 2016 and has been a member of the academic advisory board of Blackstone Chambers in London, England, since 2008.