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Professor Keith Ewing

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Keith Ewing is a Professor of Public Law. Professor Ewing joined The Dickson Poon School of Law in 1989. Prior to this he was Visiting Professor at the University of Western Australia (1992); at the University of Alberta (1987-88) and at Osgoode Hall Law School (1982). He has also held positions at the University of Edinburgh, 1978-83 and at the University of Cambridge, 1983-1989.

Research interests and PhD supervision

Professor Ewing’s research interests lie in Labour Law and Constitutional Reform with special reference to the relationship between social rights and constitutional law. He has written extensively on Labour Law including recognition procedures and international standards.

Selected publications
  • Ewing, K.D., & Hendy QC, J. “Unfair Dismissal Law Changes Unfair?” Industrial Law Journal, 41, 2012. p.115-121.
  •  Orr, G. & Ewing, K. “AV o no AV? Lecciones de Australia”Electoral Systems and Constitutional Principles. VIII World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law. Mesa, I. (ed.). Mexico City: UNAM and Mexican Electoral Court, 2012, p. 241-266.
  •  Ewing, K. “What is the Point of Human Rights Law?” in Examining Critical Perspectives on Human Rights, Dickinson, R., Katselli, E., Murray, C. & Pedersen, O.W (eds). (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), p. 37-60.
  • Ewing, K. & Bogg, A. "A Muted Voice at Work? Collective Bargaining in the Supreme Court of Canada" Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 33, 3, 2012, p. 379-416
  •  Ewing, K. “Fighting Back: Resisting Union-Busting and Strike-Breaking in he BA Dispute” Institute of Employment Rights, 2011.
  • Ewing, K. D. & John Hendy, Q. C. "The dramatic implications of Demir and Baykara" Industrial Law Journal, 39, 1, 2010, p. 2-51.
  • Ewing, K.D., Bonfire of the liberties: New Labour, human rights, and the rule of law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Ewing, K. & Tham, J-C. "The Continuing Futility of the Human Rights Act" Public Law, 2008, p. 668-693.

View full list of Professor Ewing’s publications.



  •  Public Law


  •  European Labour Law
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