Professor Lynn Welchman
MA (Cantab), PhD (London)
Professor of Law with particular reference to the Middle East and North Africa
- Professor Lynn Welchman
- Email address:
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- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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- Tuesday 10:15-12:15
PhD Students supervised
- Elena Zambelli, Marketing sex, marketing respectability? The political economy of race and (hetero)sexuality in Italy (working title)
- Jinan Bastaki, Displaced and Unrecognized: The Implications of Citizenship on the Palestinian Right of Return
- 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)
- Moataz El Fegiery, Islamic Law and International Human Rights in the Thought and Practice of the Society of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
- Reem Wael Mahmoud Mohamed, Gender Based Violence in South Africa: an Investigation of the Relationship between NGOs, Women and the Law
- Tariq Al-Timimi, (Working title) The Development of the Maqasid Model in the Modern Era and its utility to the application of Islamic law today
Prof Lynn Welchman's Inaugural Lecture: Human Rights and the Middle East - A Thousand and One Stories Starting with Palestine
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- Special Study Programmes
- Short Term Consultancy
- Long Term Consultancy
- Near and Middle East
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 or Journal Volumes
Hossain, Sara and Welchman, Lynn, eds. (2014) Remedies for Forced Marriage: A Handbook for Lawyers. (Online). Interights.
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.
Welchman, Lynn (2015) 'Qiwamah and Wilayah as Legal Postulates in Muslim Family Laws.' In: Mir-Hosseini, Ziba and al-Sharmani, Mulki and Rumminger, Jana, (eds.), Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition. Oneworld , pp. 132-162.
Welchman , Lynn (2012) 'Rocks, hard places and human rights: anti-terrorism law and policy in Arab states.' In: Ramraj, Victor V. and Hor, Michael and Roach, Kent and Williams, George, (eds.), Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 621-654.
Welchman, Lynn (2012) 'Gulf Women and the Codification of Muslim Family Law.' In: El-Azhary Sonbol, Amira, (ed.), Gulf Women. Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation, pp. 367-406.
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,.
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)