Sarah Bishop

PhD Candidate
B. Laws (Hons)/B. Asian Studies (Thai)(Hons) (ANU)
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Biography

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.

Appointments

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Awards

Year Title
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

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Past events

02
Aug
2017
Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan
2.00PM to 3.00PM Seminar
  • Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand

Chief Justice Veerapol Tungsuwan, President of the Supreme Court of Thailand

21
Jun
2017
Sarah Bishop
1.00PM to 2.00PM PhD oral presentation

Sarah's thesis examines Thailand’s experience with rights recognition, litigation and adjudication. 

05
May
2017
Champagne glasses
5.30PM to 7.00PM Reception
  • Dr John Hewson AM

This reception, hosted by the ANU College of Law HDR students, is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the challenges and rewards of academic research, and share the legal research journey.

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

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Government submissions

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Topic

Thai Courts and Interpretation of Constitutional Rights Provisions

Program

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Further information

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.

Chair

Primary supervisor

Associate Supervisor

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