Aileen McColgan

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Aileen McColgan is a British barrister and academic. Since 2001, she has been Professor of Human Rights Law at King's College London.[1] She is an expert in labour law, discrimination and human rights. She works as a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers.[2]

McColgan is originally from Derry, Northern Ireland. She holds degrees from Trinity College Cambridge and Edinburgh University.[1]


  • 'Class wars?: religion and (in)equality in the workplace’ (2009) 38 Industrial Law Journal 1-29
  • ‘Reconfiguring Discrimination Law’ [2007] Public Law 74-94
  • ‘Cracking the Comparator Problem, “Equal” Treatment and the role of Comparisons’ [2006] European Human Rights Law Review 650 - 677
  • ‘Do Privacy Rights Disappear in the Workplace?’ [2003] European Human Rights Law Review, 120-140
  • ‘Principles of Equality and Protection from Discrimination in International Human Rights Law’ [2003] European Human Rights Law Review, 157-175
  • ‘Do Privacy Rights Disappear in the Workplace?’ [2003] European Human Rights Law Review, 120-140
  • ‘Women and the Human Rights Act’ (2000) 51(3) Northern Ireland Law Quarterly
  • ‘Common Law and the Relevance of Sexual History Evidence’ (1996) 16 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 275-307
  • ‘In Defence of Battered Women who Kill’ (1993) 13 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 508-529
  • A Manifesto for Labour Law (2016)
  • Hugh Collins, Keith Ewing, Aileen McColgan, Labour Law, Text, Cases and Materials (2nd edn Hart 2005) ISBN 1-84113-362-0
  • Discrimination: Text, Cases and Materials (Hart: 2005 (2nd ed) and 2000 (1st ed))
  • Discrimination Law Handbook (ed.) (LAG, 2005 (2nd ed) and 2002 (1st ed))
  • Equality and Diversity (ed), Institute of Employment Rights 2003 (Sept 2003)
  • Women under the Law; the False Promise of Human Rights (Essex: Longman, 1999)
  • Just Wages For Women (Oxford: Clarendon Press, October 1997)
  • The Future of Labour Law (ed) (London: Mansell, 1996)
  • The Case For Taking the ‘Date’ out of Rape (London: Pandora, 1996)

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  1. ^ a b "Professor Aileen McColgan". The Dickson Poon School of Law. King's College London. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Aileen McColgan". Matrix Chambers. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 

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