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School of Law

Selected PhD Theses in the School of Law

Selected PhD Theses in the School of Law

  • Radin Ariff Taquiddin Radin Amir, The Role of Takaful Business Practices in the Development of Malaysian Takaful Law (2018)
  • Elizabeth Torbe Stubbins Bates, Solving the Conundrum Between Military Training, Prevention and Compliance in International Humanitarian Law (2018).
  • Emilio Ramos Calzon, Patents, Innovation and Free-Riding in China (2018).
  • Laila Fathi, Forgetting the Unforgivable: Amnesties Following the Algerian War of Independence (1962-2012) (2018).
  • Hala Helmi, Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the Arabian/Persian Gulf: A Study of Gulf State Practice in the Light of International Law, With Particular Reference to the Continental Shelf (2018).
  • Kuan-Chuan Huang, Judicial Supremacy in Taiwan: Strategic Models and the Judicial Yuan, 1990-1999 (2018).
  • Sujith Koonan, The Right to Sanitation in India: A Multi-Faceted Right in Search of a Comprehensive Framework  (2018).
  • Sheri A. Labenski, Female Defendants in International Criminal Law and Beyond (2018).
  • Chung-Hsien Lee, Fragmentation, Integration and Sustainable Development: Reflections from the Market-Based Mechanism for GHG Emission Reduction (2018).
  • Kari Lipschutz, Oil Dependence and Access to Environmental Justice in Nigeria: The Case of Oil Pollution (2018).
  • Miyase Yavuz, The Role of Ijtihad in Family Law Reforms of Modern Muslim-Majority States: A Case Study of Morocco (2018).
  • Jinan Yousef Mohamed Abdulrazzaq Bastaki, Refugees No More: The Implications of Citizenship for the Palestinian Right of Return (2017).
  • Nandini Shivany Boodia-Canoo, Assembling a Nation: Law, Labour and Identities in 19th century Mauritius (2017).
  • Gabriela  Marti, Filipino and Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore and Hong Kong: Legal Regulation and Access to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining (2017).
  • Prince Ndudi Councillor Olokotor, Judicial Attitudes to Enforcement of Transnational Awards Under the New York Convention : A Critical Assessment of the English and Nigerian Courts (2017).
  • Virginie Rouas, In Search of Corporate Accountability : Transnational Litigation Against Multinational Enterprises in France and the Netherlands (2017).
  • Manprit Kaur Virdi, Marriage/breakdown amongst Punjabi-Sikhs in Canada : A Legal Ethnography of Disputants, (Un)official Forums, and Access to Family Justice in Ontario, Canada (2017).
  • Jana Al-Asady, A Legal Analysis of Iraq's Upstream Oil Industry (2016).
  • Sham Arun-Qayyum, People, not only Societies, are Multicultural: An Interdisciplinary Study Examining how Muslims in Britain are Negotiating Overlapping (Legal) Norms, Identities and Traditions (2016).
  • Osifunke  Ekundayo, The Legal Protection of Children's Right to Free and Compulsory Primary Education in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects (2016).
  • Moataz Ahmed Ahmed Mohamed Elfegiry, Islamic Law and Human Rights in the Thought and Practice of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (2016).
  • Hanns B Kendel, The Terror Court Assemblage: Two Case Studies from India (2016).
  • Al Khanif, Protecting Religious Minorities within Islam in Indonesia: A Challenge for International Human Rights Law and Islamic Law (2016).
  • Demetra Loizou, The Impact of the International Criminal Court's Establishment on the Further and Future Development of the Crimes within its Jurisdiction (2016).
  • Ebbe Rogge, Better Banking for Britain (2016).
  • Jonathan Bashi  Rudahindwa, Regional Developmentalism and the Use of Law to Support the Establishment of an African Economic Community (2016).
  • Xiaolei Song, Corporate Governance : A Legal Study on the Reform of State-owned Enterprises in China (2016).
  • Vishal Vora, The Islamic Marriage Conunum:  Register or Recognize?  The legal Consequences of the nikah in England and Wales (2016).
  • Jiaqi Xie, The Reform of China's State-owned Enterprise Legal System (2016).
  • Xiu Ling  Yu, Transplanting Law: Control, Resistance and Co-operation (2016).
  • Ahmad M S Aldarbas, The Regulatory Framework of the Real Estate Sector in the Arabian Gulf countries (2015).
  • Sulaiman  Al-Turki, Codification of Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia (2015).
  • Aida Tamer  Chammas, Accountability for Environmental Damage Arising out of Armed Conflict in International Law (2015).
  • Jean-Philippe Dequen, Evolution of the Place of Islamic Law within the Indian Legal Order, 1600-2014 (2015)
  • Siavash Eshghi, International Law, Cyberspace and Social Movements : A Critical Interjection (2015).
  • Dawood Adesola Hamzah, Impact of International Law on the Application of Islamic law in Saudi Arabia (2015).
  • Noryati Haji Ibrahim, Divorce Related Issues : A Study of Financial Settlement under Muslim Family Law in Brunei (2015).
  • Khanapoj Joemrith, Enforcing Arbitral Awards Against Sovereign States : The Validity of Sovereign Immunity Defence in Investor-State Arbitration (2015).
  • Sonia Zaman  Khan, Democratic Transition and the Caretaker Government in Bangladesh in a Culture of Mistrust (2015).
  • Adeeba Aziz Khan, Electoral Institutions in Bangladesh : A Study of Conflicts Between the Formal and the Informal (2015).
  • Feja Lesniewska, Looking Beyond the Canopy : The Influence of International Principles, Actors and Values in Evolving Forest Related Law (Case Study China) (2015).
  • Lucja Magdalena Nowak, Exploring the Limits of the Concept of Legitimate Expectations in Investment Treaty Law : A Study in Comparative Law and the Development of International Law (2015).
  • Murtaza Hassan Shaikh, Protection of Religious Minorities : Between Islamic Law and International Law : A Comparative Study of Scope and Freedom of Religion (2015).
  • Hani  Zedan, A Critical Analysis of Legal and Regulatory Policy-making in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Living Factors, Determinants and Consequences (2015).
  • Mimi Ajibada, A case Study of Corporate Governance Practice of SMEs Listed on ChiNext, China's Growth Enterprise Market (2014).
  • Leila  Alikarami, The Quest for Gender Equality of Iranian Women: The Compatibility of Iranian Law with the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (2014).
  • Muin  Boase, Imperialism, Economic Sovereignty and the Birth of International Investment Law 1843-1975 (2014).
  • Vincent  Depaigne, The Legitimacy of the Secular State: People, Culture and Rights in Comparative Constitutional Law  (2014).
  • Amy Kellam, Foreign Devils: Law's Imperial Discourse and the Status of Tibet (2014).
  • Reem Wael Mahmoud Mohamed, Gender Based Violence in South Africa: An Investigation of the Relationship between Women, NGOs and the Law (2014).
  • Mudasra  Sabreen, Rights of a Minor in the Case of Separation between Parents (A Comparative Study of Islamic Law and Pakistani Law) (2014).
  • Anselmo  Samussone, Corporate Governance and Legal Protection of Minority Shareholders in Mozambique (2014).
  • Federica Sona, In the Shadow of Uniformity : Islamic and Muslim Marriages in Contemporary Europe (2014).
  • Nargess Tavassolian, The Quest for Freedom of Thought and Expression in post-1979 Iran – A Comparative Study of Iranian, Islamic and International Law (2014).
  • Owen Taylor, International Law and Revolution (2014).
  • Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Gender Justice in Post-conflict Societies: An Assessment of Sierra Leone and Liberia (2013).
  • Abdulbari  Altamni, Reservations to International Human Rights Treaties, with Special Reference to Muslim States' Practice of Reservations to the CEDAW: Analytical Study of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (2013).
  • Mahbubur  Rahman, Sentencing Policies of Bangladesh: Implications for Practice (2013).
  • Mohammed Al Sewilem, The Legal Framework for Foreign Direct Investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Theory and Practice (2012).
  • Sarah Elibiary, Islamic Jurisprudential Discourses on the Conduct of Hostilities: Embracing Pragmatism (2012).
  • Yuelong Fan, Parallel-and-Multiple Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in a Globalised World: Issues and Reforms  (2012).
  • Anita Ferrara, Unexpected Consequences - The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective (2012).
  • John Haskell, Political Theology – The Protestant Influence on the Development of Contemporary International Law and Governance (2012).
  • Chifundo Jairus Kachale, Judicial (in)activism in Malawi?: A Critical Analysis of the Impact of Constitutional Jurisprudence on Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law (2012).
  • Peter Ntephe, Does Africa Need Another Kind of Law?: Alterity and the Rule of Law in Subsaharan Africa (2012).
  • Benjamin H. Tahyar, Patrimonialism, Power and the Politics of Judicial Reform in Post-Soeharto Indonesia: An Institutional Analysis (2012).
  • Mansour Talebpour, Impunity and the International Criminal Court (ICC) (2012).
  • Mohammad Shahabuddin, The Story of Ethnicity in International Law : How Ethnicity in the Liberal and Conservative Traditions Shaped International Legal History (2011).
  • Matthias Vanhullebusch, On Identity, Power, and Change : Reading International Humanitarian Law and Islamic Law of War (2011).
  • Nesrine  Badawi, Islamic Jurisprudence on the Regulation of armed Conflict: A Contextual Study (2011).
  • Jonathan G Ercanbrack, The Law of Islamic Finance in the United Kingdom: Legal Pluralism and Financial Competition (2011).
  • Victor Kattan, The Tyranny of the Majority: Partition and the Evolutionof Self-Determination in International Law, 1492-1994 (2011).
  • Maria-Federica Moscati, Pasoliniâ's Premonitions: Legal, Procedural and Social Dimensions of Same-Sex Unions and Same-Sex Disputes (2011).
  • Ronald Naluwairo, Military Justice, Human Rights and the Law: An Appraisal of the Right to a Fair Trial in Uganda's Military Justice System (2011).
  • Casper August Waschefort, Child Soldiers and International Law: Progressing Towards "an Era of Application" (2011).
  • Emir Kaya, Balancing Interlegality through Realist Altruism : Diyanet Mediation in Turkey (2011).
  • Flora Xiao Huang, Cross-listing of Chinese Companies in Hong Kong : A Critical and Comparative Analysis of the Motivations for China/Hong Kong Cross-Listing and its Role in the Integration of the Chinese and Hong Kong Stock Markets (2010)
  • Agnes  Bertrand, The Role of the European Union in the Resolution of the Israeli Palestinian Issue: Towards an Involvement Based on Respect for International Law and Human Rights (2010).
  • Rose Parfitt, Ethiopia and the Incorporation of the Disciplinary 'Other' : A Bakhtinian Approach to International Personality (2010).
  • Elisa Nesossi, Criminal Justice, Human Rights, and Legal Reforms in Contemporary China: The Discourses and Practice of Pre-Trial Detention (2010).
  • Patricia Ng, Down and out and Denied in London: Appropriate and Inappropriate Dispute Processes for Homeless Applicants (2010).
  • Russell  Wilcox, Nature, Law and Historical Transformation: A Comparative Study with Particular Reference to China and India (2010).
  • Mara Malagodi, Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion in Nepal (1990-2007) (2009).
  • Helena Wray, A Stranger in the Home: Immigration to the UK Through Marriage from 1962 (2008).
  • Robin Wyatt, Unshackling the Dowry Debate : Reassessing Dowry, Marital Breakdown and Conjugal Violence (2008).
  • Thoko   Kaime, Protecting the Rights and Welfare of the African Child : An Assessment of the Contribution of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (2007).
  • Ridwanul Hoque, Judicial Activism as a Golden Mean : A Critical Study of Evolving Activist Jurisprudence with Particular Reference to Bangladesh (2007).
  • Chao Xi, Corporate Governance and Legal Reform in post-1993 China (2007).
  • Katrin McGauran, EU Migration Management and Imperialism: A Critique of the 'Comprehensive' Approach to Migration (2005).
  • Max Wong, Re-ordering Hong Kong : Decolonisation and the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (2005).
  • Robin Munro, A Question of Criminal Madness : Judicial Psychiatry and Political Dissent in the People's Republic of China (2005).
  • Xin Zhang, Implementation of the WTO Agreements in China : Legal and Regulatory Reforms (2005).
  • Phuchphop Mongkolnavin, Trade and Environment in APEC: Assessing the Potential of APE's Dispute Mediation Service for Resolving Trade and Environment Disputes in the Asia-Pacific Rim (2001).
  • V. Roumeliotou, Mechanisms of Control over Compliance with International Law for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution (2001).
  • Connie Carter, Law and Economic Development in Singapore 1959-1999 (1999).
  • Wen-Chen Shih, Changing Roles in a Changing Climate: The Bretton Woods Institutions and the Promotion of Sustainable Development (1999)
  • Ihsan Yilmaz, Dynamic Legal Pluralism and the Reconstruction of Unofficial Muslim Laws in England, Turkey and Pakistan (1999).
  • Connie Carter, Law and Economic Development in Singapore 1959-1999 (1999).
  • Prakash Shah, Refugees, Race and the Legal Concept of Asylum in Britain (1999).
  • Naim Ahmed, Litigating in the Names of the People – Stresses and Strains of the Development of Public Interest Litigation in Bangladesh (1998).
  • John Eudes Ruhangisa, Human Rights in Tanzania: The Role of the Judiciary (1998).
  • Leonard Hammer, The International Right to Freedom of Conscience : An Approach to its Application and Development (1997).
  • Bülent Çiçekli, The Legal Reception and Status of Turkish Immigrants in the EU: A Comparative Study of Germany, the Netherlands and the UK (1996).
  • C. M. Abraham, Environmental Justice in India: The Manifestation of Neo-Dharmic Jurisprudence in Postmodern Public Law (1995).
  • Richard Stuart Collier, The Consequences for International Fiscal Law of Unilateral Anti-Tax Haven Legislation (1995).
  • Borhan Uddin Khan, The Impact of International Labour Standards on Freedom of Association in Bangladesh (1995).
  • Jwani Timothy Mwaikusa, Towards Responsible Democratic Government: Executive Powers and Constitutional Practice in Tanzania 1962-1992   (1995).
  • Taslima Monsoor, From Patriarchy to Gender Equity: Family Law and Its Impact on Women in Bangladesh (1994).
  • Shirley Firth, Death, Dying and Bereavement in a British Hindu Community (1994).
  • Lynn Welchman, The Islamic Law of Marriage and Divorce in the Israeli-occupied West Bank (1993).
  • Md. Ershadul Bari, Martial Law in Bangladesh 1975-1979: A Legal Analysis (1985).
  • Salih Abdul Aziz Al-Kuhaimi, Contract Law and Judicial System in Saudi Arabia (1982).
  • Francois-A. Barras, Land Law in Burundi: Legal and Social Ordering of Land Tenure in Historical and Contemporary Burundi (1982).
  • Nihar Ranjan Chakrabarti, Contemporary Problems in Hindu Religious Endowments (1982).
  • Sadashivrao Nanasaheb Deshmukh, The Doctrine of Tainted Debts in Hindu Law (1978).
  • Sulaiman Kumo, Organisation and Procedure of Shari'a Courts in Northern Nigeria (1972).
  • George Thomas Luis, Protection of Minority Interests Under the Indian Constitution (1970).