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School of Law

Dr Nimer Sultany

LL.B. (College of Management), LL.M. (Tel Aviv), LL.M. (Virginia), S.J.D (Harvard)


Nimer Sultany
School of Law

Postgraduate Taught Admissions Tutor

Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law


Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL)


Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)


Dr Nimer Sultany
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4729
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Friday 11:00 - 13:00 (by appointment only)


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Yawen Yang, Towards a democratic citizenship for temporary migrant workers: cases of Taiwan and Canada

Previous courses

  • Law and Society in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Law and Governance in the Developing World.   


Public Law; Legal and Political Theory; Comparative Constitutionalism; Public International Law and Human Rights Law.


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Available for
Regional Expertise
Country Expertise


Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Sultany, Nimer, ed. (2005) Israel and the Palestinian Minority 2004. Haifa: Israel: Mada al-Carmel -- The Arab Center for Applied Social Research. (Political Monitoring Project)

Sultany, Nimer and Saleh, Nabil, eds. (2005) MADA AKHAR, Bi-Annual Journal for Cultural Affairs [In Arabic]. Haifa: Mada al-Carmel - The Arab Center for Applied Social Research .

Sultany, Nimer, ed. (2004) Israel and the Palestinian Minority 2003. Haifa: Israel: Mada al-Carmel -- The Arab Center for Applied Social Research. (Political Monitoring Project)

Sultany, Nimer, ed. (2003) Citizens without Citizenship: Israel and the Palestinian Minority 2000-2002. Haifa: Israel: Mada al-Carmel -- The Arab Center for Applied Social Research. (Political Monitoring Project)

Book Chapters

Sultany, Nimer (2016) 'Repetition.' In: Tawil-Souri, Helga and Matar, Dina, (eds.), Gaza as Metaphor. London: Hurst. (Forthcoming)

Sultany, Nimer (2016) 'The Legal Structures of Subordination: The Palestinian Minority and Israeli Law.' In: Rouhana, Nadim and Huneidi, Sahar, (eds.), Israel and Its Palestinian Citizens: Ethnic Privilege and Equal Citizenship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming)

Sultany, Nimer (2014) 'Liberal Zionism, Comparative Constitutionalism, and the Project of Normalizing Israel.' In: On Recognition of the Jewish State. Ramallah: Madar Center , pp. 91-109.

Sultany, Nimer and Takriti, Abdel Razzaq (2011) 'The Dialectics of Democracy and Political Parties under Colonialism: The Case of the Palestinian Movements.' In: Al-Kuwwari , Ali Khalifa and Sa’adawi , Atef, (eds.), The Concept of Democratic Parties and the Reality of Parties in Arab States. Beirut: Center for Arab Unity Studies.

Sultany, Nimer (2005) 'Linguistic Space and Collective Rights: Arabs and Arabic in Israel.' In: Jamal, Amal, (ed.), Deliberations on Collective Rights and the National State. Haifa: Mada al-Carmel - The Arab Center for Applied Social Research , pp. 115-135.

Rouhana, Nadim and Saleh, Nabil and Sultany, Nimer (2005) 'Voting Without Voice: The Vote of the Palestinian Minority in Israel.' In: Shamir, Michal and Arian, Asher, (eds.), The Elections in Israel, 2003. Transaction Publishers, p. 263.

Sultany, Nimer (2005) 'On Arab Citizenship in Israel.' In: Sultany, Nimer, (ed.), Israel and the Palestinian Minority 2004. Haifa: Mada al-Carmel - The Arab Center for Applied Social Research , pp. 161-181.


Sultany, Nimer (2015) 'Duncan Kennedy on Constitutional Theory and Palestine.' Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, 10 . pp. 84-90.

Sultany, Nimer (2014) 'Activism and Legitimation in Israel's Jurisprudence of Occupation.' Social and Legal Studies, 23 (3). pp. 315-339.

Sultany, Nimer (2014) 'Religion and Constitutionalism: Lessons from American and Islamic Constitutionalism.' Emory International Law Review, 28 . pp. 345-424.

Sultany, Nimer (2013) 'Against Conceptualism: Islamic Law, Democracy, and Constitutionalism in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring.' Boston University International Law Journal, 31 . pp. 435-463.

Sultany, Nimer (2013) 'Unmasking Juridical Humanity.' Transnational Legal Theory, 4 (1). pp. 157-166.

Sultany, Nimer (2012) 'The State of Progressive Constitutional Theory: The Paradox of Constitutional Democracy and the Project of Political Justification.' Harvard Civil Rights–Civil Liberties Law Review, 47 . pp. 371-455.

Sultany, Nimer (2012) 'The Making of an Underclass: The Palestinian Citizens in Israel.' Israel Studies Review, 27 (2). pp. 190-212.

Sultany, Nimer (2007) 'The Legacy of Justice Aharon Barak: A Critical Review.' Harvard International Law Journal Online, 48 . pp. 83-92.

Rouhana, Nadim and Sultany, Nimer (2003) 'Redrawing The Boundaries of Citizenship: Israel’s New Hegemony.' Journal of Palestine Studies, 33 (1). pp. 5-22.

Sultany, Nimer (2002) 'The Perfect Crime: The Supreme Court, the Occupied Territories and al-Aqsa Intifada.' Adalah's Review, 3 . p. 49.

Book Reviews

Sultany, Nimer (2012) 'Debating Israel’s Palestinian Minority.' Journal of Palestine Studies, 41 (3). pp. 126-130.

Sultany, Nimer (2011) 'Agents and Their Agency.' Journal of Palestine Studies, 40 (2). pp. 88-89.

Sultany, Nimer (2010) 'Review of Israel and the Family of Nations.' The Palestine Yearbook of International Law, 15 . pp. 439-454.

Sultany, Nimer (2010) 'Review of 'The Arab-Jewish City: Spatio-Politics in a Mixed Community' by Haim Yacobi.' Journal of Palestine Studies, 39 (2). p. 123.

Sultany, Nimer (2009) 'Review of Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal.' Journal of Law & Society, 36 (4). pp. 599-606.

Sultany, Nimer (2007) 'Curtailing Arab Development: Review of 'State Practices and Zionist Images: Shaping Economic Development in Arab Towns in Israel' by David A. Wesley, Berghahn Books 2006.' Journal of Palestine Studies, 37 (1). pp. 115-116.

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