International law, international courts, territorial disputes

The defining theme of my research is the linkage between domestic legal systems, international law, and international courts. In general, my scholarship bridges the gap between International Relations and International Law literatures by empirically assessing the relationship between legal institutions – both domestic and international – and political phenomena, such as countries’ behavior. My work focuses on how domestic legal traditions, such as civil, common, and Islamic law impact the way that countries behave on the international arena, particularly towards international courts and other venues for peaceful resolution of disputes (a book co-authored with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International CourtsCambridge University Press, 2011) My research agenda covers several international courts, such as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as several substantive areas of international law, especially the law of territorial sovereignty, diplomatic immunity, and human rights. 

The Islamic legal tradition and international law

Reviewed in:

Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, Governance

American Journal of International Law, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 

 Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law (link) 

International Community Law Review

Perspectives on Politics

European Journal of Legal Studies

Algeria - Law, Society and Power, 

Bangladesh - BISS (Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies

Pakistan - Research Society of International Law Law Review

Oman - Al Tasamoh /Tolerance Magazine Book Supplement (Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman)

Oman -Al Tasamoh 

Qatar - Journal of International Review of Law (Qatar University)

Indonesia - Indonesian Journal of International Law

Iran - Islamic Studies Center of Iranian Parliament (Persian, English), Center for Strategic Studies (English)

India - Indian Journal of International Law

Jordan - Journal of Law and Political Science (English)

Egypt - Review of Economics and Political Science

Poland - Polish Yearbook of International Law

China - Chinese Journal of International Law

Serbia - Politics and Religion (Center for Study of Religion and Religious Tolerance)

Malaysia - Malaysian Journal of International Relations, Journal of Islamic Law


Reviews expected:

Journal of Islamic Studies

International Law School Journal (Kuwait)

Finish Yearbook of International Law

European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance

Cross-Cultural Human Rights Review

Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law