Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

Editor: Martin Lau
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 editor welcomes 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.
Martin Lau, Ph.D, (2002), University of London, Called to the Bar by Middle Temple (1996), is a Barrister at Essex Court Chambers and a Professor of South Asian Law at SOAS, University of London.

Zubair Abbasi, DPhil Law (2013) University of Oxford, Chevening Fellow (2021) Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, is the President of the Global Institute of Law and consultant at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.

Tachfine Baida, MA (2016) in Human Rights Law (SOAS, University of London), is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Sciences Po Bordeaux, France.

Amel Makhlouf, PhD (2013), Sorbonne Law School, is an Attorney at Law (Paris Bar), a Lecturer at Sorbonne Law School and a Research Associate at SOAS, University of London.
Martin Lau

Associate Editor
Zubair Abbasi

Managing Editor
Tachfine Baida

Managing Editor (Country Surveys)
Amel Makhlouf

Editorial Board
Mashood Baderin, SOAS, UK
Gordon Blanke, Blanke Arbitration LLC, UAE
Samia Bano, SOAS, UK
Jonathan Ercanbrack, SOAS, UK
Elisa Giunchi Ada, University of Milan, Italy
Mohammad Fadel, University of Toronto, Canada
Haider Ala Hamoudi, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Vanja Hamzić, SOAS, UK
Clark Lombardi, University of Washington, USA
Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Musawah & SOAS, UK
Kristen Stilt, Harvard Law School, USA
Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Zulfiqar & Partners and Cairo University, Egypt
Lynn Welshman, SOAS, UK