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Honorary Professor of Law and director of LLM programs, University of East London

John Strawson works in the areas of International Law and Middle East studies with particular interests in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Islamic law and Postcolonialism. He has held visiting positions at the Institute for Social Studies (The Hague, Netherlands), Birzeit University in Palestine and was Visiting Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia in 2007. He is author of Partitioning Palestine: Legal Fundamentalism in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (2010), Editor of Law after Ground Zero (2002/2016) and co-editor of Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights (2018). He is an advisory Editor of the journal, Fathom.

- Colonialism, Israel Studies, Vol 24, No. 2 (2019), 33-44

- Modern Islamic Memory and the ISIS 'Caliphate', in Kalliopi Chainoglou, Barry Collins, Michael Phillips and John Strawson (Eds.) Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights (London and New York: Routledge, 2018)

- One-State is a Trap for Two Peoples in Palestine and Israel, Fathom, Vol. 12 (2016)

- Translating the Hedaya: The colonial foundations of Islamic Law, in Shaunnagh Dorsett and John McLaren (Eds.) Legal Histories of the British Empire: Law, engagements, legacies (London and New York: Routledge, 2014), 157-170


  • –present
    Honorary Professor of Law and Co-director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict., University of East London