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School of Law Doctoral Candidates


Leonie Charelle Clarke
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The Legal Standing, Autonomy and Equivocal Personhood of Enslaved Black People In 17th-19th Century Britain and Jamaica

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Kuuya Vuyelwa
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The regional protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A comparative analysis of the position in Europe, the America's and Africa





Noora Al-Saai
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Working title: Nationality and International, Mixed, and Minority Marriages in Qatar and select GCC Jurisdictions: A Sociolegal and Comparative Analysis

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




Emad Eddien Hussein
Emad Eddien Hussein

A Critical Assessment of the Legal Framework of International Commercial Arbitration in the Onshore UAE (Towards Certainty and Modernity for an Arbitration- Friendly Jurisdiction)


Manar Idriss
Manar Idriss

Working Title: The Responsibility to Protect: A critical look at the international community’s response to Sudan’s conflicts




Yan-Ho (Eric) Lai
Eric Lai

Working Title: Resilient Professionalism under Authoritarianism: Building Professional Legal Culture and the Rule of Law in Post-colonial Hong Kong

Zainab Lokhandwala
Zainab Lokhandwala

Protecting Indian Farmers’ Biocultural Heritage: Moving Beyond Fragmented and Insufficient Farmers’ Rights to Traditional Knowledge and Access and Benefit Sharing


Roopa Madhav
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Beyond Judicial Veto: Public Trust Doctrine, Administrative Decision Making and Implementation of Mining Related Laws




Rana Osman
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Fatāwā and the Development of a Political Justice in Islam: Between Contemporary Institutionalised Iftāʾ and Independent Scholars’ Organization

Faiza Rehman
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The Intersection of Corporate Accountability and Environmental Liability: Towards Promoting Sustainable Transnational Environmental Protection in the Extractive Industry




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

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.