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Dr Muhammad Zubair Abbasi


Independent researcher, United Kingdom



Dr Abbasi completed his DPhil in Law at the University of Oxford. He has held the positions as a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and Rule of Law, Heidelberg. He is Associate Editor of the Yearbook of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law.



  • Democracy under God: Constitutions, Islam and Human Rights in the Muslim World (Cambridge University Press 2023).
  • Family Laws in Pakistan (Oxford University Press 2018, 2nd end 2023).


Muslim Family Law; International and Comparative Human Rights Law; Comparative Law and Legal Theory; Islamic Law and Jurisprudence.
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