SOAS University of London

School of Law

Nimer Sultany

LLB (College of Management), LLM (Tel Aviv), LLM (Virginia), SJD (Harvard)
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Overview

Nimer Sultany
Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL)

Member

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Member

Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law

Member

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Member

Centre for Human Rights Law

Member

School of Law

Postgraduate Taught Deputy Programmes Convenor (MA)

Name:
Dr Nimer Sultany
Email address:
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7898 4729
Building:
Senate House
Office No:
S228
Academic Support Hours:
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00
On Sabbatical:
Term 1 (2018/19)

Biography

Dr. Nimer Sultany is Senior Lecturer in Public Law. He holds a Doctor of Juridical Science degree from Harvard Law School, and was the recipient of the British Academy Fellowship (2016-2017) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at SUNY Buffalo Law School (2012-2013). Prior to joining SOAS, he practiced human rights law in Israel/Palestine, and was the director of the Political Monitoring Project at Mada al-Carmel—The Arab Centre for Applied Social Research. He published extensively on constitutional theory, comparative constitutionalism, and Israeli jurisprudence. His book Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring (Oxford University Press, 2017) won the 2018 Book Prize awarded by the International Society of Public Law and the 2018 Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship awarded by the Society of Legal Scholars. Other publications include: “The State of Progressive Constitutional Theory: The Paradox of Constitutional Democracy and the Project of Political Justification” in the Harvard Civil Rights—Civil Liberties Law Review; “Against Conceptualism: Islamic Law, Democracy, and Constitutionalism in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring” in the Boston University International Law Journal; and “Activism and Legitimation in Israel's Jurisprudence of Occupation” in Social & Legal Studies. Dr. Sultany is also a frequent commentator for the media.

Teaching

Programmes Convened
Modules Taught
PhD Students supervised

Previous courses

  • Law & Critique
  • Law and Society in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Law and Governance in the Developing World
  • Religion & Comparative Constitutionalism.

Research

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

Expertise

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For all press and media enquiries please call +44 (0)20 7898 4135 or email comms@soas.ac.uk

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Publications

Authored Books

Sultany, Nimer (2017) Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Articles

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), pp 49.

Edited Books or Journals

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 (2017) '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, pp 191-237.

Sultany, Nimer (2016) 'Repetition'. In: Tawil-Souri, Helga and Matar, Dina, (eds.), Gaza as Metaphor. London: Hurst, pp 203-217.

Sultany, Nimer (2014) 'Liberal Zionism, Comparative Constitutionalism, and the Project of Normalizing Israel'. 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. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, pp 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.

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, pp 123-123.

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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