AGYA Member

Nahed Samour

Humanities

Areas of Expertise:
Islamic Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Law and History, Legal Sociology


About me

My background is in law and Islamic studies. My dissertation was on critique and authority of early (Abbasid) Islamic law as shaped by Abbasid judges and legal scholars. In my habilitation (second book), I focus on (in-)equality in security law, covering the fields of police law, intelligence law and migration law. The project on ‘der Gefährder’ (the person deemed to be dangerous) uses an interdisciplinary frame of law and society and critical security studies to analyse allegedly dangerous persons at the intersection of religion, race and gender.

I am also working on an Islamic history of international law, Third World Approaches of International Law, constitutional, comparative law, legal history, legal sociology.


Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Groups Common Heritage and Common Challenges and Transformation

Academic Career

 

2019 - 2021

 
 

Senior Researcher, Faculty of Law, Law&Society Institute, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

 
 

2017 - 2019

 
 

Early Career Fellow, Lichtenberg-Kolleg, Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study, Germany

 
 

2017 - 2015

 
 

Post Doc, Eric Castren Institute for International Law and Human Rights, Helsinki, Finland

 
 

2015

 
 

PhD in Law, Humboldt University Berlin “Judge and Jurisconsult-Coercive and Persuasive Legal Authority in Islamic Law”

 
 

2008 - 2011

 
 

Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History

 
 

2006 - 2008

 
 

Legal Clerkship (Referendariat) at the Higher Court of Appeals Berlin, Germany

 
 

2005 - 2006

 
 

Student, Sharia Faculty, Damascus, Syria

 
 

2003 - 2005

 
 

Harvard Law School

 
 

2003

 
 

First State Exam Law

 
 

2000

 
 

M.A. Islamic Studies (SOAS)

 

Selected Publications

  • Menschenrechte dringend gesucht: Zur Menschenrechtspolitik gegenüber Staaten des Nahen Ostens und Nordafrika, Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Februar 2011 (together with Anna Würth). Translated into Arabic: Ajil: Al-bahth‘ an huquq al-insan, Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Februar 2011.

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Contact

Humboldt University, Faculty of Law

Juristische Fakultät, Law&Society Institute Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin


samour(at)post.harvard.edu

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