The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (YIMEL) is the leading English language journal covering contemporary Islamic laws and laws of the Middle East. Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to YIMEL for an instant source of information on the developments in the Middle East region and wider Muslim world. YIMEL covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws themselves, of some twenty Arab and other Islamic countries. Volume 18 will comprise a special edition dedicated to the memory of YIMELs founder and former General Editor, former Judge and Professor Eugene Cotran.
The publication's practical features include:
- articles on current topics,
- country surveys reflecting important new legislation and amendments to existing legislation per country,
- the text of a selection of documents and important case judgments,
- book reviews.
Martin Lau is the Dean and Professor of Law at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law of LUMS in Lahore, Pakistan, on leave from the Law School of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) until 2018. As a Barrister at Essex Court Chambers, Dr. Lau regularly advises on South Asian, Middle Eastern and Islamic Law.
Faris Nasrallah is an international arbitration lawyer and Arab laws specialist. He qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales (2012), having obtained an LLB from SOAS (2007) and a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge (2008).