SOAS University of London

Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Members

Chair, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Dr. Jonathan Ercanbranck

Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack
Chair, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Jonathan Ercanbrack

Specialisms:  transnational financial law, Islamic financial law, the regulation of fintech, contract law and the financial laws of Arab Gulf States, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4095
  • Email: je6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: ​ S230
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 15:30 - 17:30
Professor Mashood Baderin
Member, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law
Professor Mashood Baderin

Islamic Law, International and Comparative Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Human Rights & Islamic Law, especially interaction between International Law, Human Rights Law, and Islamic Law in Muslim States. Appointed as Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan by the UN Human Rights Council at its 19th Session on 23rd March 2012.

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4715
  • Email: mb78@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S135
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday 13:30 - 15:30
  • On Sabbatical:T1 & 3 (2019/20)

Dr Samia Bano
Member
Samia Bano

Muslim Family law in the UK and Europe, Family Law, Multiculturalism, Citizenship, Islamic Jurisprudence and Human Rights, Feminist and Critical Social and Political Theories, Issues concerning the rights of Muslim women and Gender Equality.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4668
  • Email: sb169@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S133
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 11:00 - 13:00
  • On Sabbatical:T2 (2019/20)

Mr Nicholas H D Foster
Nick Foster
Comparative commercial and comparative corporate law, with special reference to Islamic law and the laws of the Middle East, in particular the UAE; Islamic Finance.
Mr Ian D Edge
Member, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL)
Ian Edge
Middle East laws particularly the civil and commercial law of Egypt ,Saudi Arabia and the Gulf; Islamic  law and particularly the law of succession, wealth planning and Islamic Finance; International Commercial Arbitration; Conflict of laws and Contract
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4665
  • Email: ie1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S342
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 13:30 - 14:30 & Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30

Dr Sarah Elibiary
Member
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Islamic Jurisprudence;  Sunni and Shi'i jurisprudential discourses on Laws of War and Rebellion;  Muslim Family Law and aspects of Criminal Law (Baghy and Hirabah);  Islamist insurgencies and armed groups. International Human Rights Law. 

  • Email: se10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S343
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday 14.30 - 16.30
Dr Vanja Hamzić
Member
Vanja Hamzić

Law and Society of South Asia (esp. Pakistan), South East Asia (esp. Indonesia) and West Africa (esp. Senegal); Islamic Law; Legal and Social History; Legal and Social Anthropology; Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Colonialism and Slavery in the 18th and 19th Centuries; Marxism; Critical Theory; Global Law/Governance; Cold War Studies.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4501
  • Email: vh1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S336
  • Academic Support Hours: T1: Thu 15:00 - 17:00 T2: Thu 17:00 - 19:00

Professor Martin W Lau
Member
Martin Lau
Laws of South Asia; comparative environmental law, Islamic law
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4935
  • Email: ml1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S337
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 15.30–16.30

Dr Nimer Sultany
Member
Nimer Sultany

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

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4729
  • Email: ns30@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S228
  • Academic Support Hours: Thursday 10.00 – 12.00
Professor Lynn Welchman
Member
Lynn Welchmann
Islamic law; law of the Middle East and North Africa, especially comparative family law; human rights; gender and law, Palestine and the law
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4672
  • Email: lw10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S235
  • Academic Support Hours: Please see profile for details