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School of Law Research Students

This page lists all current PhD candidates in the School of Law together with their area of research.  For information about research degrees in the School of Law, visit the following page.

Mimi Ajibadé
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Corporate governance in emerging economies: a case study of domestic small and medium size enterprises listed on ChiNext Board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the People’s Republic of China

Abiola Atinuke Akiyode-Afolabi
Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi

Gender and Armed Conflict in Africa: Sierra Leone and Liberia


Riyadh Al Balushi
Riyadh Al Balushi

Copyright restrictions on human rights in the Arab World.


Janan Al-Asady
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A comprehensive analysis of the legal framework of Iraq's oil industry


Tariq Al-Timimi
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(Working title) The Development of the Maqasid Model in the Modern Era and its utility to the application of Islamic law today

Sulaiman Al-Turki
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Codification of Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia


Ahmad Aldarbas
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The legal framework of foreign investment in the GCC real estate sector

Leila Alikarami
Leila Alikarami

The Quest for Legality of Iranian Women: The Compatibility of Iranian Law With the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)


Abdulbari Altamni
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Reservations to International Human Rights Treaties, with Specific Reference to Islamic States’ Practice

Majed Alyahya
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Working title: The Development of the Law and Practice of International Arbitration in Saudi Arabia


Jinan Bastaki
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Displaced and Unrecognized: The Implications of Citizenship on the Palestinian Right of Return


Lovleen Bhullar
Lovleen Bhullar

Impact Analysis of Judicial Directives on Water Pollution in India: Relevance for Realization of the Human Rights to Water & Sanitation

Nandini S Boodia-Canoo
Nandini Shivany Boodia-Canoo

British colonial legacy in Mauritius: Law and Society


Biswajit Chanda
Bizwat Chanda

Family Law Reform in Bangladesh: The Need for a Culture-Specific Legal System

Fu-Lin Cheng
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Rethinking the Principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibility in International Climate Change Regime and its Implication to Taiwan


Birju M Dattani
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From Lawfare to Legicide: the Enabling effect of International Humanitarian Law upon Sub-state Terrorism

Hamzah Dawood Adesola
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Impact of International Law on Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia


Vincent Depaigne
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Human rights and cultural identity in a constitutional framework: a comparative approach

Jean-Philippe Dequen
Jean-Philippe deQuen

Inherent conflict within Muslim succession personal law in India


Osifunke Sekinah Ekundayo
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Legal protection of children's right to free and compulsory primary education in Nigeria: Sources of difficulties and prospects

Moataz El Fegiery
Moataz El Fegiery

Islamic Law and International Human Rights in the Thought and Practice of the Society of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.


Siavash Eshghi
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International Law and Cyberspace: What is International about International Law?

Chike Valentine Ezike
Chike Valentine Ezike

Encouraging Investment Through International Arbitration.


Laila Fathi
Laila Fathi

Re-thinking transitional justice in a post-colonial context - analysis of the Franco-Algerian war and the reconciliation process (working title)


Dan He
Dan He

Working Title: Personification of State as ‘Corporation’

Yuan Qiong Hu
Hu Yuan Qiong

Transforming Patent Paradigm for Essential Health Innovation: Alternative Conceptual Framework Building towards Open Innovation (working title)


Annie Hylton
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Working Title: “Women and Jihad: a gendered analysis of international humanitarian law and the participation of female combatants in contemporary situations of violence in the Middle East”


Khanapoj Joemrith
Khanapoj Joemrith

Enforcing Arbitral Awards Against Sovereign States : The Validity of Sovereign Immunity Defense in Investor-State Arbitration

Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa
Jonathan Bashi

OHADA, a regional legal system to support the creation of an internal market in Africa


Chifundo Kachale
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Judicial (In)activism in Malawi? A Critical Analysis of the Impact of Constitutional Jurisprudence on Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law

Hanns Bjoern Kendel
Hanns Bjoern Kendel

The role of procedure in shaping outcomes - Anti-terrorism trials under Indian Law.


Adeeba Khan
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Democracy in the context of clientelism: the role of electoral laws in Bangladesh


Al Khanif
Al Khanif

Protecting Religious Minorities within Islam in Indonesia: A Challenge for International Human Rights Law and Islamic Law

Toby King
Toby King

Conditionality and legitimacy in international financial institutions: From Bretton Woods to the Eurozone


Sidonia Lucia Kula
Lucia Kula

The Accountability of States in the Rape and Sexual Violence of Congolese Refugees in Angola.

Sheri Ann Labenski
Sheri Labenski

Working Title: “Women and International Criminal Law: The Importance of Recognizing Women’s Right to Perpetrate Crimes”


Chung-Hsien Lee
Chung-Hsieu Lee

Law, Norms and Administrative Rules in Climate Change Flexible Mechanisms – Legal Framework in Global Environmental Governance (working title)


Kari Lipschutz
Kari Lipschutz

Working title: "Rentier Law: Access to Environmental Justice in Nigeria"

Demetra Loizou
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The impact by the International Criminal Court's establishment on the further and future development of crimes within the court's jurisdiction and those left outside.


Gabriela Marti
Gabriela Marti

Migrant Domestic Workers in East and Southeast Asia


Winibaldus Stefanus Mere
Winibaldus Stefanus Mere

Making Multinational Enterprises Accountable: Enhancing Human Rights Due Diligence Obligation In Dealing With Corporate Complicity

Reem Wael Mahmoud Mohamed
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Gender Based Violence in South Africa: an Investigation of the Relationship between NGOs, Women and the Law


Mwanakitina Mohamed Bakari
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The development of the Law of Wakf In Kenya

Antonia Mulvey
Antonia Mulvey

International Justice: Solution or Obstacles to Peace in Housing, Land and Property Conflicts


Margaret O'Brien
Maggie O'Brien

Law, power and land in the Chittagong Hill Tracts - An analysis of the emancipatory potential of the human rights system in the customary legal system of the Jumma people of Bangladesh


Will Odogwu
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Comparing Formal Legal Discourse across Sites of Global Adjudication of Investment Disputes: the Variable Significance of ‘General Principles of Law’ Rhetoric in the International Court, International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Treaty Arbitration.

Oreva Olakpe
Oreva Olakpe

Working Title: Sovereignty and Migrations: Straddling Human Rights and Security in a Globalized World


Prince Ndudi Councillor Olokotor
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Recognition and Enforcement of Transnational Commercial Arbitral Awards: An Appraisal of the Legal Regimes in England and Nigeria.

Salim D. Patel
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The State's Right to Regulate and International Investment Law


Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman
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Sentencing Policy and Practice in Bangladesh: A Study on the Sentencing Decisions of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in Murder Cases


Ebbe Rogge
Ebbe Rogge

Moving Towards Good Corporate Governance at UK Banks: A Comparative Analysis including Case Studies of Japan's Financial Sector Reforms and of State-owned Banks.

Virginie Rouas
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The Development of Foreign Direct Liability Litigation for Corporate Liability in Europe


Qianyi Sa
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China’s participation in the WTO dispute settlement body

Mudasra Sabreen
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Rights of a Minor in case of Separation between Parents (A Comparative Study of Islamic and Pakistani Law)


Anselmo Ricardo Augusto Samussone
Anselmo Samussone

Corporate Governance and the Legal Protection of Employee-Shareholders in Mozambique


Elizabeth Stubbins Bates
Elizabeth Stubbins Bates

Effective Military Training in International Humanitarian Law: Towards a Theory of Prevention and Compliance

Fatima Swehli
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The role of the property law in post-conflict Libya


Aida Tamer-Chammas
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Accountability for environmental damage arising out of armed conflict under international law

Nargess Tavassolian
Nargess Tavassolian

Freedom of Thought and Expression in post-1979 Iran ( a Comparative Study Between Iranian law, Islamic Law and International Law)


Owen Taylor
Owen Taylor

Revolution and International Law

Preet Kaur Virdi
Prit Kaur Virdi

Accessing justice when Families Breakdown: Divorcing South Asian women in Ontario, Canada


Vishal Vora
Vishal Vora

The legal implications of unregistered marriages in Britain amongst second generation South Asians

Micha Wiebusch
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The Emerging Normative Framework of the African Union on Constitutionalism – The Legal Process and the Contribution to Peace, Security and Democratic State Building


Clare Williams
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Law as a Determinant of External Finance: Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka

Jiaqi Xie
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Transitional Economic Law and China's Economic Legal System reform


Miyase Yavuz
Miyase Yavuz

The Role of Ijtihād in Family Law Reforms of Modern Muslim-Majority States: A Case Study of Morocco.

Hani Zedan
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A Critical Analysis of State Legal Policy Making in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Systems, Reforms, and Determining Factors