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.
Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee (Chair)
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.
Public Law in China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia; Environmental Constitutionalism; History of Environmental Law; Biodiversity and Law; Natural Resources and Law; Wildlife Law and Policy; Wildlife Trafficking
Public international law, human rights (economic, social and cultural rights), international legal theory, history of international law (colonialism and decolonisation), international dispute settlement
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
Senior Lecturer in Legal History and Legal Anthropology; Intermediate Years Tutor
LLM & MA Law and Gender Convenor
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; Law of Tort; Global Law/Governance; Cold War Studies.
Law and Development in Africa, Human Rights and Democracy in Africa, Natural Resource Governance in Africa, Law and Legal Reform in Post Conflict Reconstruction, Transitional Justice (Constitutions), Trade conflict and Law in Africa, Law and Policy on Internal Displacement in Africa
LLM & MA Law, Development & Globalisation Convenor
Post-Soviet law and legal/institutional reform in Central Asia and CIS; law and development (markets and globalisation in developing and transitional states); law, governance and post-conflict reconstruction; human rights.
Contract, legal history, British overseas rule and the law especially in relation to the leased territory of Weihaiwei and to ethnic Chinese communities in Hong Kong and South East Asia, law and society in South East Asia, traditional Chinese law
Chinese law; comparative commercial and corporate law with reference to China; legal aspects of Chinese financial and futures markets; civil procedure and dispute resolution in China, particularly securities disputes.
The regulation of multinational enterprises, international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, foreign investment law, WTO law and practice, competition law, international commercial law and development.
Former High Court judge Linda Dobbs has joined the School of Law. She will be developing international links, especially in Africa, where she is President of International Lawyers for Africa. Through Linda’s work, SOAS has already developed links with the University of Cape Town Law department and the University of Ghana, Legon. Linda will develop ideas for projects, including an e-learning Human Rights Course with a focus on Africa for judges and lawyers; contribute to the SOAS law journal, for which she is an honorary editor; and mentor and advise SOAS law students about their future careers.
International finance expert Geeta Khehar specialises in financing in developing markets, with a particular focus on Africa. Geeta started collaborating with SOAS last year and has been a guest lecturer on SOAS’ programme in Banking Law and Contract Law. Having worked with many trainee lawyers over the years, Geeta will help to enhance SOAS law students’ academic credentials by providing insight into law in a practical context. Geeta is keen to develop this further and SOAS hopes to create additional guest lectures on our undergraduate and master’s programmes.
Michel Massih QC is one of our most eminent and formidable criminal barristers, with a reputation for courtroom brilliance over three decades in the service of defending a long line of unpopular clients in some of the most notorious murder and terror trials of the day. He has also advised governments regarding the defence of heads of state in international criminal law cases. Michel was the SOAS School of Law 2016 Inception Lecture speaker.
Dr Obidairo currently practices law as a partner of the firm of Aluko & Oyebode in Lagos. Involvement with SOAS to date: Dr Obidairo is already an active member of the Nigeria SOAS Alumni Association and has this year played an important role in our effort to strengthen our engagement with Nigeria and also with other countries in Africa.
MR BAIJU VASANI is an international arbitration lawyer and arbitrator. He has served as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, UNCITRAL Rules, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, and public international law. He also has advised states on the negotiation and drafting of treaties and companies in investment structuring.
Specialises in public law and comparative public law. Co-editor of the series Constitutional Systems of the World published by Hart and contributor of the first volume in the series. His research interests fall under the broad headings: UK constitutional law; UK administrative law; comparative public law; Thailand’s constitutional and legal system.
Mr. Adam is a prominent Sudanese lawyer, scholar and human rights activist. Adam writes opinion pieces and is a regular commentator in many international and Sudanese media outlets, including Foreign Policy, New York Times, Aljazeera English/Arabic, the Guardian, and Huffington Post.