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Dr Nicky Jones

Dr Nicky Jones
Name Nicky Jones
Position Senior Lecturer (Law)
Section School of Law and Justice
Office T122
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6372
Extension 6372
Qualifications BA(Hons) Qld , BFrLang&Lit Orleans , LLB(Hons) Qld , GDipLegPrac Collaw , PhD Qld
Languages French (accredited translator)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Law and Society ( 180119 )
  • Law And Society And Socio-Legal Research ( 480405 )

Research interests
Public international law, human rights law, secularism and religious freedom, anti-discrimination law, politics, consumer issues and consumer law.

Professional memberships
Queensland Law Society
Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law
International Law Association (Australian branch)
Australasian Law Academics' Association
Queensland Council for Civil Liberties
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights

Industry affiliations
JP (Qual)
NAATI Level 3 Translator (French-English)

Currently teaching courses/programs
S2, 2021 LAW2222: Public International Law
S2, 2021 LAW5222: Advanced Public International Law

S3, 2021 LAW3405: Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination Law
S3, 2021 LAW3490: Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Previously taught:
LAW2222: Public International & Human Rights Law
LAW5222: Advanced Public International & Human Rights Law
LAW3202: Administrative Law
LAW5702: Advanced Administrative Law
LAW3443: Public International Law
LAW1114: Law in Context
LAW5114: Advanced Law in Context

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
14 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Public Law Discipline Leader

Research most recent
‘Secularism and state neutrality: The headscarf in French and German public schools’ (with Kerstin Braun) (2017) 23(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 61.
'Reforming the Australian Constitution: An Overview of Recognition Proposals' in S Young, J Nielsen & J Patrick (eds), Constitutional Recognition of First Peoples in Australia (2016) Federation Press: Sydney, NSW, 48-67.
'"With a little help from a friend": Self-represented litigants, payment and legal profession regulation' (2013) 33 Qld Lawyer 52.
'Justice Must Be Seen to be Done: Organisational Justice and the Headscarf and Burqa Laws in France' (2012) 17(2) International Journal of Organisational Behaviour 18.
'Religious Freedom in a Secular Society: the case of the Islamic headscarf in France' in P Babie & N Rochow (eds), Freedom of Religion under Bills of Rights (2012) University of Adelaide Press: Adelaide, 216-238.
'Gift Vouchers and Expiry Dates: When the Gift Stops Giving' (2009) 9(2) QUT Law & Justice Journal 213.
'Lawyers, Language and Legal Professional Standards: Legal Services Commissioner v Turley [2008] LPT 4' (2009) 28(2) UQ Law Journal 353.
'To Give and To Receive: The Australian Government's Proposed Electoral Finance Reforms' (with Anthony Gray) (2009) 28(2) UTas Law Review 182.
'Beneath the Veil: Muslim Girls and Islamic Headscarves in Secular France' (2009) 9 Macquarie Law Journal 47.
'Confusion in a virtual world', The Courier-Mail, 18 November 2008.
'Black deaths stain our history', The Courier-Mail, 12 September 2007.
'L’état de la laïcité en France: Après l'affaire du foulard' (2007) 140 Modern Language Teachers' Association Quarterly 23.
'Constitutive Regulation of the Firm: Occupational Health and Safety, Dismissal, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment' (with Richard Johnstone) in C Arup et al (eds), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation (2006) Federation Press: Sydney, 483-502.
'The State of Secularism: The New Law and the Affair of the Islamic Headscarf in France' (2005) 8 Theology and Law: Partners or Protagonists? 70.
'Keeping the faith: secularism, Muslim schoolgirls and the Islamic headscarf in France' (2004) 13 Human Rights Defender 4.
'Wrongs and Rights: The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Australia' (2003) Indigenous Rights in the Commonwealth Project, University of London, UK/University of Queensland, Australia.

'Law and the International Community: Looking into the (Post-COVID-19) Future', Keynote paper presented to 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia, 1 July 2020 (presented online).
'From Nicklin to Now: Prologue to Human Rights Legislation in Queensland’, Paper presented at The Past is Prologue: The Impact of Law’s History Colloquium, USQ, Toowoomba, 16 May 2019.
'The Human Rights Act 2019: New Thinking on Business and Human Rights in Queensland’, Paper presented at Innovate Rights: New Thinking on Business and Human Rights academic workshop, UNSW, Sydney, 14 May 2019.
First United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy, Moscow, Russian Federation, 11-13 September 2018.
Statelessness academic workshop, NYU, New York, USA, 5-9 June 2017.
‘Citizenship and Statelessness’, Paper presented at Legal Transplants in the 21st Century: International and Comparative Law Colloquium, School of Law and Justice, USQ, Toowoomba, 24-25 November 2016.
‘Revisiting the Australian Constitution: Reform and Recognition’, Paper presented at Indigenous Australians and the Constitution Colloquium, Schools of Law and Justice, USQ & Southern Cross University, USQ, Toowoomba, 17-18 February 2015.
'Gift Cards and Expiry Dates in Australia: When the Gift Stops Giving', Paper presented at 14th International Association of Consumer Law Conference, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1-4 July 2013.

Publications in ePrints

Jones, Nicky (2021) Law and the International Community: Looking Into the (Post-COVID-19) Future. In: 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Legal Studies (ICILS 2020), 1 Jul 2020, Semarang, Indonesia.

Jones, Nicky and Patrick, Jeremy (2018) Submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on the Human Rights Bill 2018. Discussion Paper. Unpublished . [Report]

Jones, Nicky and Braun, Kerstin (2017) Secularism and state neutrality: the headscarf in French and German public schools. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 23 (1). pp. 61-89. ISSN 1323-238X

Jones, Nicky (2016) Reforming the Australian Constitution: an overview of recognition proposals. In: Constitutional recognition of first peoples in Australia: theories and comparative perspectives. Federation Press, Sydney, New South Wales, pp. 48-67. ISBN 978-176002-078-1

Jones, Nicky (2013) 'With a little help from a friend': self-represented litigants, payment and legal profession regulation. Queensland Lawyer, 33 (1). pp. 52-66. ISSN 0312-1658

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Law and Society ( 180119 )
  • Law And Society And Socio-Legal Research ( 480405 )