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School of Law

Professor Lynn Welchman

MA (Cantab), PhD (London)

Overview

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School of Law

Professor of Law with particuclar reference to the Middle East and North Africa

Name:
Professor Lynn Welchman
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4672
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
229
Office Hours:
Tuesday 10:15-12:15

Teaching

Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Elena Zambelli, "Bodies for contest, bodies to conquest? Women’s embodied subjectivities, the ‘nation’-state and the market” (working title)
  • Federica Sona, In the Shadow of uniformity: Islamic and Muslim marriages in contemporary Europe.
  • Jinan Bastaki, Refugees, unrecognized: The implications on the right of return for Palestinian Refugees
  • Moataz El Fegiery, Islamic Law and International Human Rights in the Thought and Practice of the Society of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Prof Lynn Welchman's Inaugural Lecture: Human Rights and the Middle East - A Thousand and One Stories Starting with Palestine

Expertise

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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Press
  • Briefings
  • Special Study Programmes
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Long Term Consultancy
Regional Expertise
  • Near and Middle East
Country Expertise
Languages

Publications

Authored Books

Welchman, Lynn (2007) Women and Muslim Family Laws in Arab States. A Comparative Overview of Textual Development and Advocacy. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (ISIM Series on Contemporary Muslim Societies)

Welchman, Lynn (2000) Beyond the Code: Muslim Family Law and the Shar''i Judiciary in the Palestinian West Bank. Kluwer Law International.

Welchman, Lynn (1999) Islamic Family Law: Text and Practice in Palestine. Women�s Centre for Legal Aid.

Edited Books

M, Baderin and M, Monshipouri and S, Mokhtari and L, Welchman, eds. (2006) Islam and Human Rights: Advocacy for Social Change in Local Contexts. Global Media Publications.

Welchman, Lynn and Hossain, Sara, eds. (2005) Honour: Crimes, Paradigms and Violence against Women. Zed Books (London).

Welchman, Lynn, ed. (2004) Women's Rights and Islamic Family Law: perspectives on reform. Zed Press.

Book Chapters

Welchman, Lynn (2010) 'Bahrain, Qatar, UAE: First time Family Law Codifications in Three Gulf States.' In: Atkin, Bill, (ed.), International Survey of Family Law 2010 edition. Bristol: Jordan, pp. 163-178.

Welchman, Lynn (2010) 'Women, Family and the Law. The Muslim personal status law debate in Arab states.' In: Hefner, Robert W., (ed.), New Cambridge History of Islam, Vol.6. Cambridge: CUP, pp. 411-437.

Welchman, Lynn (2009) 'Family, Gender and Law in Jordan and Palestine.' In: Cuno, Kenneth M. and Desai, Manisha, (eds.), Family, Gender, and Law in a Globalizing Middle East and South Asia. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University press, pp. 126-144.

Welchman, Lynn (2005) 'Criminal Law: Overview.' In: Joseph, Suad, (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Vol. II: Family, law and politics. Brill, Netherlands, pp. 388-402.

Welchman, Lynn and n/a, (2005) 'Developments on 'crimes of honour' in Jordan.' In: Welchman, Lynn and Hossain, Sara, (eds.), Honour': Crimes, Paradigms and Violence against Women. Zed Books UK, pp. 199-208.

Welchman, Lynn (2005) 'Human Rights: Overview.' In: Joseph, Suad, (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Vol. II: Family, law and politics. Brill, Netherlands, pp. 265-268.

Welchman, Lynn (2005) 'Rocks, Hard Places and Human Rights: Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy in Arab States.' In: Ramraj, V. V. and Hor, M. and Roach, K., (eds.), Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy. Cambridge University Press, pp. 581-608.

Welchman, Lynn and Hossain, S. (2005) 'Introduction: 'Honour', Rights and Wrongs.' In: Welchman, L. and Hossain, S., (eds.), 'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence against Women. Zed Books, pp. 1-21.

Welchman, Lynn (2002) 'Islamic Law: Stuck with the State?' In: Huxley, A, (ed.), Religion, Law and Tradition. RoutledgeCurzon (London), pp. 61-83.

Welchman, Lynn (2000) 'The Middle East Peace Process and the Rule of Law: Irreconcilable Objectives?' In: E, eds and Yamani, M, (eds.), The Rule of Law in the Middle East and the Islamic World. IB Tauris, 51-65,.

Articles

Welchman, Lynn (2011) 'Muslim Family Laws and Women's Consent to Marriarge: does the law mean what it says.' SocialDifferenceOnline. Journal of the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University, 1 . pp. 63-79.

Welchman, Lynn (2011) 'A Husband's Authority: Emerging Formulations in Muslim Family Laws.' International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 25 (1). pp. 1-23.

Welchman, Lynn (2009) 'The Bedouin Judge, the Mufti, and the Chief Islamic Justice: Competing Legal Regimes in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.' Journal of Palestine Studies, 38 (2). pp. 6-23.

Welchman, Lynn (2007) 'Honour and Violence Against Women in a Modern Shar`i Discourse.' Hawwa Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, 5 (2-3). pp. 139-165.

Welchman, Lynn (2004) 'Egypt: new deal on divorce.' The International Survey of Family Law . pp. 123-142.

Welchman, Lynn (2004) 'Muslim World Journal of Human Rights.' Muslim World Journal of Human Rights, 1 .

Welchman, Lynn (2004) 'The Role of International Law and Human Rights in Peacemaking and Crafting Durable Solutions for Refugees: Comparative Comment.' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, 9 (2002-2003). pp. 88-109.

Welchman, Lynn (2003) 'In the Interim: Civil Society, the shar'i Judiciary and Palestinian Personal Status Law in the Transitional Period.' Islamic Law and Society, 10 (1). pp. 34-69.

Welchman, Lynn (2001) 'Summary Report: CIMEL/INTERIGHTS Roundtable on Crimes of Honour.' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, vol. 6 . pp. 439-461.

Welchman, Lynn (2001) 'Jordan: Capacity, Consent and Under-age Marriage in Muslim Family Law.' The International Survey of Family Law, 2001 E . pp. 243-265.

Welchman, Lynn (2000) 'Palestine: Pre-State Positioning on Family Law.' International Survey of Family Law . pp. 289-307.

Conference or Workshop Items

Welchman, Lynn (2005) How does change happen? In: UNSPECIFIED.

Welchman, Lynn (2005) Reframing Islam: Politics into Law. In: Reframing Islam: Politics into Law Conference, Galway. (Unpublished)

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