Dr Nicky Jones
|Position||Senior Lecturer (Law)|
|Section||School of Law and Justice|
|Phone||+61 7 3470 4525|
|Qualifications||BA(Hons) Qld , BFrLang&Lit Orleans , LLB(Hons) Qld , GDipLegPrac Collaw , PhD Qld|
French (accredited translator)
Public international law, human rights law, secularism and religious freedom, anti-discrimination law, politics, consumer issues and consumer law.
Queensland Law Society
Queensland Council for Civil Liberties
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
Australasian Law Academics' Association
Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law
International Law Association (Australian branch)
NAATI Level 3 Translator (French-English)
Currently teaching courses/programs
S2, 2020 LAW2222: Public International Law
S2, 2020 LAW5222: Advanced Public International Law
S3, 2020 LAW3405: Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination Law
S3, 2020 LAW3480: Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
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
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  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, United Kingdom / University of Queensland, Australia.
'Having faith in the republic', Weekend Australian Financial Review, 23-28 December 2003.
'The Rights Thing To Do?: Towards an Australian Bill of Rights' (2002) 11(2) Human Rights Defender 17-22.
Conferences and seminars:
'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 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
Jones, Nicky (2012) Justice must be seen to be done: organisational justice and the headscarf and burqa laws in France. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 17 (2). pp. 18-28.