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Established at the School for Oriental and African Studies in London in 1990, the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) promotes the study and understanding of Islamic law and modern Middle East legal systems. Over the years, the Centre has developed a vast network of practitioners and scholars who participate in seminars and conferences on highly topical legal issues in the Middle East. By engaging this network, CIMEL has created an important forum for discussion on these issues. The CIMEL Book Series reflects these unique discussions-on such topics as on the legal aspects of the peace process or the role of the courts in the preservation of human rights-and also includes monographs on related topics by leading experts in the field.

Edited by Ruud Peters, A. Kevin Reinhart and Nadjma Yassari

Studies in Islamic Law and Society accommodates monographs, collections of essays, critical editions of texts with annotated translation, and reference works whose subject-matter lies within the field of classical and modern Islamic law. Both the study of legal texts and legal discourse and the study of the social circumstances in which law has been and is being shaped - the reciprocity of influence of law on society and society on law - are integral to the series, and works representing either type of study or both will be considered for inclusion. Studies in Islamic Law and Society provides a focal point for scholars researching Islamic law both as a medium in its own right and as a phenomenon inviting historical and social analysis.

Edited by Martin Lau and Faris Nasrallah

About the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Practitioners and academics dealing with the Middle East can turn to the Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law for an instant source of information on the developments over an entire year in the region. The Yearbook covers Islamic and non-Islamic legal subjects, including the laws themselves, of some twenty Arab and other Islamic countries as well as international legal developments in the region.

Please click here for the online version including the abstracts of the articles of The Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

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 court cases,
- a notes and news section, and
- book reviews.

The Yearbook’s editors welcome any suggestions from scholars for articles, country surveys, book reviews and case notes. Please feel free to contact us at:

The Yearbook should be cited as YIMEL.

Edited by Khaled Abou El Fadl

The aim of this series is to publish monographs on Islamic jurisprudence and law that approach the Islamic legal tradition from a comparative perspective. The main interest is to publish studies that place the Islamic legal tradition in comparative conversations with other legal systems and traditions. The scope of the series includes studies that engage Islamic law within its many socio-historical manifestations and contexts, both in the Arab and non-Arab worlds, elucidating the Islamic legal experience from a comparative legal perspective.

The special focus of the series is on studies of the pre-modern or modern periods that explore the role of Islamic law, especially as it relates to normatively relevant issues such as race, gender, identity, rule of law, and constitutionalism, but that do so through the application of comparative legal methodologies. Also of special interest are studies on the transformative moment during the colonial period, which explore the influence of legal imperialism upon the historical trajectories of Islamic law.

Brill's Arab and Islamic Laws Series is the continuation of the discontinued series Arab and Islamic Laws Series. For more information on Arab and Islamic Laws Series click here.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
The series Arab and Islamic Laws Series has been discontinued since 2005 and is followed by the series Brill's Arab and Islamic Laws Series. For more information on Brill's Arab and Islamic Laws Series click here.