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Anne is a Senior Lecturer  at the Transitional Justice Institute and the School of Law.  She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.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. Anne was invited by the Irish Research Council  to act as a  remote reviewer for applications to COALESCE Research Fund.

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 an Executive  member of  the Committee on the Administration of Justice and is a member of  various organisations such as the British Association for Canadian Studies, the UK Constitutional Law Association (UKCLA) and the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS). She is also involved in various research networks, including the Academic Network on the European Social Charter (ANESC/RACSE) and was the co-oordinator for the Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN-UKI) from March 2017-November 2018. 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.

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Designing Bills of Rights in Contested Contexts: Reflections on the Northern Ireland Experience

1 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Fordham International Law Journal. 44, 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Processes of the ‘Unfinished Businesses’ of the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement: An All-Island Charter of Rights and the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights

    Smith, A. & Green, L., Nov 2018, The Irish Yearbook of International Law. de Londras, F. & Mullally, S. (eds.). United Kingdom: Hart Publishing, Vol. 11-12. p. 23-50 28 p. (Irish Yearbook of International Law).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Where Next For A Bill of Rights For Northern Ireland?

    Smith, A. & Colin, H., 10 Dec 2018, 65 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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    Brexit and the British Bill of Rights

    Lock, Tobias, U., Tom Gerald Daly, U., Ed Bates, U., Christine Bell, U., Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou, U., David Edward, U., Murray Hunt, U., Dimitrios Kagiaros, U., Fiona de Londras, U., Cormac MacAmhlaigh, U., Christopher McCrudden, U. & Smith, A., 6 Feb 2017, Unknown Publisher. 42 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
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    The European Union Committee inquiry into Brexit: devolution

    Smith, A. & McWilliams, M., 3 Mar 2017, (Accepted/In press)

    Research output: Other contribution

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