Ms Ann Sherlock BCL, LLM National University of Ireland

Ms Ann Sherlock

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Please note: The Welsh version of this profile contains additional or more detailed information.


Module Coordinator

My teaching is mainly in the area of Public law and Human Rights, including modules on Public Law, European Law, Human Rights law, and Devolution in the UK.

Postgraduate Supervision

My supervision of postgraduate theses at Masters and PhD level has largely fallen within the general area of public law. The most recent theses I have supervised have been: States of emergency in international and domestic law; Democracy and human rights; Reciprocity in international law; Special Educational Needs in England & Wales and Ireland; Law and practice on Special Educational Needs in Wales; The Children's Commissioner for Wales; Welsh Language in the Courts in the 21st Century; Constitutional Adjudication in Kuwait; Federalism in Malaysia; Judicial Review in the United Arab Emirates.


Ann’s research interests lie in the general field of public law, and in particular concern: legal aspects of devolution in Wales; human rights (esp. ECHR and UNCRC); the implementation within Wales of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; Commissioners in Wales - the roles, remits and status of the Welsh Commissioners with particular focus on the Children’s Commissioner and Older People’s Commissioner.



Sherlock, A., Royles, E., Williams, J. 2016. A Welsh Model of Commissioners? Cambrian Law Review 45 (2014) Cadair


Sherlock, A. 2015. The continuing development of devolution in Wales. European Public Law 21 (3) pp. 429-441. Cadair

Sherlock, A.P. 2015. Human rights in the National Assembly for Wales. Parliaments and Human Rights: Redressing the Democratic Deficit. Hart Studies in Constitutional Law Hart Publishing pp. 239-254. Cadair


Sherlock, A. 2012. Wales. In C. L. Glenn., J. De Groof., C. S. Candal. (eds) Balancing Freedom, Autonomy, and Accountability in Education. Wolf Legal Publishers Cadair


Sherlock, A. 2011. Devolution in transition in Wales. European Public Law 17 (1) pp. 25-34. Cadair


Sherlock, A. 2008. A New Devolution Settlement for Wales. European Public Law 14 (3) pp. 275-309. Cadair


Sherlock, A. 2007. Listening to children in the field of education: experience in Wales. Child and Family Law Quarterly 19 (2) pp. 161-182. Cadair


Sherlock, A. 2006. Human Rights in post-devolution Wales:For Wales, See Wales? Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 57 (1) pp. 138-155. Cadair Other


Sherlock, A., Williams, K. 2005. Islamic Dress, Institutions of Education and Freedom of Religion under the ECHR: A UK perspective. Wales Journal of Law and Policy pp. 214-230. Cadair


Williams, K., Rainey, B., Sherlock, A. 2004. Special Educational Needs in Wales. Wales Journal of Law and Policy pp. 17-33. Cadair