Dr Anne Smith

Senior Lecturer

School/Department
School of Law
Research Institute
Transitional Justice Institute
Campus
Magee campus
Telephone
+44 28 7167 5154
Email
a.smith1@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room MD112
Londonderry
BT48 7JL

Dr Anne Smith is a Senior Lecturer at the Transitional Justice Institute and the School of Law.

Her research and teaching interests are transitional constitutionalism, comparative constitutional law, human rights and equality. She has published widely in these areas and is currently writing a book on Negotiating Social Justice: The Drafting of Bills of Rights (Hart Publishing, forthcoming).

Anne’s research has been supported by grants from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. She is a Senior Fellow of HEA and a Fellow member of CHERP, and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

She received the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ award (Faculty of Social Sciences category) at Ulster University Students’ Union Awards Ceremony in June 2016.

Anne read Law and Government at Ulster University and graduated with a BA Hons (2:1, first in year). She then graduated at the same university with an LLM in European Law and Policy in December 1999. She proceeded to write a PhD thesis on Bills of Rights graduating in December 2007 at Ulster University receiving an unconditional pass.

Anne is a member of various organisations such as the Committee on the Administration of Justice and the British Association for Canadian Studies. She is also involved in various research networks, including the Academic Network on the European Social Charter (ANESC/RACSE), and is currently coordinating the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN-UKI).

Anne is also a peer reviewer for several journals such as Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law; Nordic Journal of International Law; and the Journal of Human Rights.

Moving beyond the impasse: Ways forward for a Northern Ireland Bill of Rights. / Smith, Anne.

Unknown Host Publication. N/A, 2016.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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‘Transition, equality and non-discrimination’ in Transitional Jurisprudence and the ECHR, / Smith, Anne.

Transitional Jurisprudence and the ECHR. Cambridge University Press, 2011. p. 185-207.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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Equality constitutional adjudication in South Africa. / Smith, Anne.

In: African Human Rights Law Journal, Vol. 14, 01.12.2014, p. 609-632.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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POLITICAL CAPACITY BUILDING: ADVANCING A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND. / Smith, Anne; McWilliams, Monica; Yarnell, Priyam.

Transitional Justice Institute. 2014, Report.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewOther contribution

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INTERNATIONALISATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL BORROWING IN DRAFTING BILLS OF RIGHTS. / Smith, Anne.

In: International and Comparative Law, Vol. 60, No. 4, 01.10.2012, p. 867-893.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The Unique Position of National Human Rights Institutions: A Mixed Blessing? / Smith, Anne.

In: Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.11.2006, p. 904-946.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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The Drafting Process of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. / Smith, Anne.

In: Public Law, Vol. Autumn, 01.09.2003, p. 526-536.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Access to intervene: the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Northern Ireland Act 1998. / Smith, Anne.

In: European Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 4, 01.10.2003, p. 423-436.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of National Human Rights Institutions: The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, with Comparisons from South Africa. / Murray, Rachel; Livingstone, Stephen; Smith, Anne.

2005, This report examines in-depth the effectiveness of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewOther contribution

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POLITICAL CAPACITY BUILDING: ADVANCING A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND. / Smith, Anne; McWilliams, Monica; Yarnell, Priyamvada.

Transitional Justice Institute, 2014. 58 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewCommissioned report

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