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Dr Darren O'Donovan  

LLB [Hons], PhD,

Dr Darren O'Donovan
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Law

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 51733
+61 7 559 51733
Building Level: 2
Building: 4. Faculty of Law
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Darren completed his PhD thesis on equality, multiculturalism and housing rights at University College Cork in Ireland in 2009. He worked at UCC as a lecturer for three years before joining Bond in January 2012.

Bachelor of Laws [First-Class Honours] - University College Cork
Doctor of Philosophy - University College Cork
Teaching expertise
Public International Law, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Legal Research Methods and Writing Skills.
Subject list

LAWS11-110 Australian Legal System

Research interests & research expertise

Darren's main research interests include anti-discrimination law and administrative justice. His publications include an Irish Human Rights Commission report on the cultural and socio-economic rights of Ireland's minority communities published in 2008, as well as a Public Law article on equality and religious freedom published in 2011. He is currently co-authoring a book on administrative law in Ireland.

Recent research grants

Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences scholarship

Darren O'Donovan
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • Breaking the cycle of discrimination? Traveller/Roma housing exclusion and the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Law and public administration in Ireland
  • 'The way of the world', international economic law and national constitutions: Irish constitutional sovereignty and the Eurozone crisis
  • Critical junctures: regulatory failures, Ireland's administrative state and the Office of the Ombudsman
  • 'Visions of a distant millennium'? The effectiveness of the UN Human Rights Petition System
  • Submission on behalf of the Centre for Law, Governance and Public Policy in response to the Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
  • The diplomatic disputes between the Holy See and the Irish State 2009-2012: A legal analysis
  • Legal education in the era of globalisation: What makes for market failure?
  • Open Society Justice Initiative Partnership