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Anja Hilkemeijer

Lecturer - Law

Faculty of Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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Anja Hilkemeijer’s work includes research, teaching and community engagement in the three broad areas of constitutional law (particularly in the area of executive power), human rights and international trade law. She is the Faculty Coordinator of the Social Justice and the Student Competitions program.

Biography

Anja has worked in the Faculty since 2010 when she commenced working part-time as a tutor in constitutional law. Anja continued to work part- time in teaching and unit coordination roles in Constitutional Law. In 2012 Anja was the joint winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning. Anja commending unit coordination and teaching of Human Right and International Trade Law in 2014 and Foundations of Public Law in 2015.  Anja was the Coordinator of the International Student Support Program for 5 years, during which time she designed and implemented new services including a three-day intensive Bridging Program.

In January 2017 Anja commenced a full-time academic role in the Faculty of Law, College of Arts and Law

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
Masters (Hons)Public International LawUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland1998
Masters (Hons)International Law (European Law)Free University of BrusselsBelgium1992
Grad DipLegal PracticeCollege of Law Sydney Australia1990
Ba (Hons), LLB (Hons)  University of SydneyAustralia1989

Memberships

Committee associations

  • Australian Lawyers for Human Rights 2018 -
  • Member, Sandy Duncanson Social Justice Bursary Committee 2017 -
  • Member, Australian Association of Constitutional Law 2015 -
  • Member, Tim Hawkins Scholarship Committee 2012-
  • Member, UTAs Internationalisation Committee 2012 - 2014

Administrative expertise

  • Faculty Coordinator International Student Support Program, 2011 - 2016
  • Faculty Coordinator Student Competitions Programs 2015 -
  • Faculty Coordinator Social Justice program, 2015-
  • Faculty Coordinator, Visitors Program, 2014.
  • Faculty Sexual Harassment Officer 2015-
  • Faculty Equity Officer, 2015-

Teaching

Public Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights, International Trade Law

Teaching expertise

Extensive experience in unit design and development of innovative blended learning practice.

Teaching responsibility

Current:

LAW253 Foundations of Public Law

LAW634 Human Rights

LAW663 International Trade Law

XBR207 Human Rights and Global Justice

Past

Law250 Constitutional Law

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Research Themes

Anja’s research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society

Awards

Joint recipient, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for an “Innovative Program of Practice-based Teaching in a Core Law Unit”, 2012.

Fields of Research

  • Human Rights Law (180114)
  • Constitutional Law (180108)
  • Law (180199)
  • Comparative Law (180106)
  • Religion and Religious Studies (220499)

Research Objectives

  • Law Reform (940405)
  • Justice and the Law (940499)
  • Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes (940407)
  • Workplace and Organisational Ethics (950409)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies (970118)

Publications

Total publications

23

Journal Article

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Hilkemeijer A, McGuire A, 'Religious schools and discrimination against staff on the basis of sexual orientation: lessons from European human rights jurisprudence', Australian Law Journal, 93 pp. 752-765. ISSN 0004-9611 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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2018Gogarty B, Hilkemeijer A, Westbury D, 'Religious-based exemptions from anti-discrimination law: Comparing jurisdictions that permit same-sex marriage', Alternative Law Journal, 43, (3) pp. 225-228. ISSN 1037-969X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1037969X18783437 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Gogarty B; Westbury D

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2017Hilkemeijer A, 'Arbitrary ministerial power under the Migration Act: permanent residents beware!', Alternative Law Journal, 42, (3) pp. 221-226. ISSN 1037-969X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1037969X17730206 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Gogarty B, Williams G, Tate M, Sealy L, Clark D, et al., 'Consensus statement on the Reform of the Tasmanian Constitution', University of Tasmania Law Review, 35, (1) pp. 1-6. ISSN 0082-2108 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Gogarty B; Henning T; Stokes M; Herr R; Bartl B; Gates S

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
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2019Mackie R, Hilkemeijer A, 'Human rights scrutiny in Tasmania's Parliament: Time to move beyond the smoke and mirrors', Lawmaking and Human Rights: Executive and Parliamentary Scrutiny Across Australian Jurisdictions, Thomson Reuters, J Debeljak (ed), Australia ISBN 9780455235769 (In Press) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Mackie R

Other Public Output

(18 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Elphick L, Maguire A, Hilkemeijer A, 'The government has released its draft religious discrimination bill. How will it work?', The Conversation, Australia, 29 August (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2019Hilkemeijer A, 'Draft Religious Discrimination Bill', Australia, 2 October (2019) [Report Other]

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2019Hilkemeijer A, Maguire A, Gelber K, Whiteford P, 'The Coalition's record on social policy: big on promises, short on follow-through', The Conversation, The Conversation Trust, Melbourne, Australia, 10 April (2019) [Newspaper Article]

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2019Hilkemeijer A, 'Legislating against discrimination in religious schools is harder than you think', Right Now - Human Rights in Australia, Right Now Inc, Australia (2019) [Magazine Article]

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2018Boreham K, Hilkemeijer A, 'Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff', Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, 26 November 2018 (2018) [Report Other]

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2018Elphick L, Maguire A, Hilkemeijer A, 'Ruddock report constrains, not expands, federal religious exemptions', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 10 October 2018 (2018) [Newspaper Article]

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2018Hilkemeijer A, 'Submission to the Religious Freedom Review', Submission to the Expert Panel on Religious Freedom, Religious Freedom Review, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2018) [Report Other]

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2018Hilkemeijer A, 'In long-awaited response to Ruddock review, the government pushes hard on religious freedom', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 13 December 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Hilkemeijer A, 'Submission to Ruddock Panel', Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, Submission 401, pp. 1-9. (2018) [Report Other]

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2017Gogarty B, Hilkemeijer A, 'Conservative amendments to same-sex marriage bill would make Australia's laws the world's weakest', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 26 November 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Gogarty B

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2017Hilkemeijer A, 'Senator Paterson's Same Sex Marriage Bill: Incompatible with International Human Rights', AUSPUBLAW, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW, Australia, 15 November 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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2017Hilkemeijer A, 'After the yes vote, let's not remove one inequality and replace it with another', The Guardian, Guardian News and Media Limited, Australia, 22 November 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Hilkemeijer A, 'Talking Point: Bill of rights next step after marriage poll', The Mercury, News Corp, Hobart, Tasmania, 24 November 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2017Hilkemeijer A, Gogarty B, 'Paterson's Quest To Water Down Marriage Equality Is Not Dead Yet', HuffPost Blog, The Huffington Post Australia Pty Ltd, Australia, 16 November 2017 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Gogarty B

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2017Hilkemeijer A, Maguire A, 'Labor is right to block religious freedom' amendments to protect same-sex marriage bill', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 28 November 2017 (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Hilkemeijer A, 'Advice on Scope of External Affairs Power to support Commonwealth Legislation to Protect Koala Populations', Australian Koala Foundation, Australia, 19 May (2016) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2015Joseph S, Hilkemeijer A, 'Open Letter in Support of the Australian Human Rights Commission', Sydney Morning Herald, Fairfax Media, Australia, 16 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2010Hilkemeijer A, 'Migration Amendment (Visa Capping) Bill 2010 Submission', Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Australia (2010) [Report Other]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$23,351

Projects

Religious freedom and same-sex discrimination; The experience of same-sex attracted workers in government funded faith based social service providers (2018)$16,016
Description
The project examines the experience of same-sex attracted workers in government funded faith based social service providers, such as social welfare organisations and schools.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($16,016)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ezzy D; Dwyer AE; Richardson-Self LV; Hilkemeijer A; Fielder B
Year
2018
Tasmanian Constitutional Law Reform Initiative (2015)$7,335
Description
This application is for foundational research needed to inform a Tasmanian constitutional law reform project. The Tasmanian' Constitution' Act 1934 (the Constitution) is, ostensibly, the fundamental law of the state and the source of rules for its legal governance. However, Tasmanias Constitution is extremely limited in this respect. It is a largely skeletal document, which does not fully describe the constitution of the state or its legal and governance system. A number of its provisions have been repealed without replacement, or are insufficiently specific about important matters of Law and government. This has resulted in constitutional uncertainties and culminated in constitutional crises. Equally concerning is a general lack of awareness of, and engagement with, the Constitution amongst the legal and general community. That is probably not least because the constitution fails to articulate any clear statement about the shared heritage, values and priorities that Tasmanians consider important guides toGood government in the state.
Funding
Law Foundation of Tasmania ($7,335)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gogarty B; Henning T; Hilkemeijer A; Sealy L; Stokes MD
Year
2015

Research Supervision

Degree

Title

Commenced

Masters

Public International Law and the Influence of Culture: a comparative study of the Australia, South Africa and India.

2017

Current

4

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersPost-Conflict Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: A sociolegal analysis2017
PhDWhat Role do Judges at the International Criminal Court Play in the Progressive Development of International Humanitarian Law?2017
PhDTowards an Effective Engagement with the Critiques of Human Rights2017
PhDAssessing the ICC's Responsibility for International Criminal Accountability: Tracing the history of the court to better contextualize its current challenges2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersChild Trafficking: An International Problem
Candidate: Stefenie Peik Yi Tan
2013