Sarah Bishop is a PhD candidate within the ANU College of Law undertaking research on Thai Constitutional Law focusing on court interpretation of constitutional rights provisions.
Sarah's primary area of research interest is Asian law, with a particular focus on Thai public law. Her previous research has focused on areas in which the country's newly established public law courts have been particularly active―political party regulation and environmental regulation.
In addition to research work, Sarah is involved in running the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific courses ASIA3014 and ASIA6014 Southeast Asian Frontiers: Thailand and Burma/Myanmar which introduce students to the languages of, and contemporary issues along, the Thai-Myanmar border.
|2011||ANU University Medal for Asian Studies|
|2011||Australian Federation of Graduate Women ACT Prize|
|2010||Mallesons Stephen Jaques Prize for Law Studies|
|2010||Thomson Reuters Prize for International Organisations (Geneva)|
|2009||United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Prize for Refugee Law|
|2009||ANU Richard B David Prize for Thai|
|2007||Jack Richardson Prize for Administrative Law|
|2007||ANU Richard B David Prize for Thai|
|2006||ANU Richard B David Prize for Thai|
|2005||ANU Basham Prize|
Significant research publications
- Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand
Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand
Sarah's thesis examines Thailand’s experience with rights recognition, litigation and adjudication.
- Dr John Hewson AM
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Thai Courts and Interpretation of Constitutional Rights Provisions
This thesis will examine the contexts and the manner in which Thai courts have interpreted rights provisions of the 1997, 2006 and 2007 Thai Constitutions with particular emphasis placed on differences in the roles played by the courts under each constitution and in approaches taken pre and post the 2006 Thai coup d’état. In doing so, it will consider whether differences in the procedural and substantive provisions of the constitutions and the increased level of involvement of the courts in political cases post the 2006 coup have influenced the types and numbers of rights cases being bought, and the way the courts have interepreted rights provisions.