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. Focusing on YIMEL's role in publishing and disseminating ground-breaking and novel research on Islamic law, Volume 19 includes a Special Edition on the theme of Islamic Law and Empire consisting of a dedicated Preface and articles in Part I, as well as other contributions on legal developments in the Middle East and South Asia, important judgements and book reviews, assembled in Part II. The publication's practical features include: - articles on current topics, - the text of a selection of 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. Having obtained an LLB from SOAS and a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge, he qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales (2012). In 2018 Faris was a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.