AGYA Member

Nahed Samour

Law, Islamic Studies

Areas of Expertise:
Islamic Law, Constitutional Law, International Law, Law and History, Legal Sociology

About me

My background is in law and Islamic studies. My dissertation was on critique and authority of early (Abbasid) Islamic law as shaped by Abbasid judges and legal scholars. In my habilitation (second book), I focus on (in-)equality in security law, covering the fields of police law, intelligence law and migration law. The project on ‘der Gefährder’ (the person deemed to be dangerous) uses an interdisciplinary frame of law and society and critical security studies to analyse allegedly dangerous persons at the intersection of religion, race and gender.

I am also working on an Islamic history of international law, Third World Approaches of International Law, constitutional, comparative law, legal history, legal sociology.

Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Groups Common Heritage and Common ChallengesTransformation and Arab and German Education

Academic Career



Selected Publications

  • Menschenrechte dringend gesucht: Zur Menschenrechtspolitik gegenüber Staaten des Nahen Ostens und Nordafrika, Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Februar 2011 (together with Anna Würth). Translated into Arabic: Ajil: Al-bahth‘ an huquq al-insan, Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Februar 2011.

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Humboldt University, Faculty of Law

Juristische Fakultät, Law&Society Institute Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Unter den Linden 6 10099 Berlin Germany


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