Journal of International Law and Islamic Law
ISSN 2515-3951

About JILIL:

The Journal of International law and Islamic Law (formerly the Journal of Islamic State practices in International Law), covers broadly international law issues which may concern Muslim countries or any aspect of Islamic law. It also covers Islamic law matters relating to modern international law. As it has been the practice of the journal, since its establishment in 2005, it has a specific interest in issues relating to the practice of Muslim states in international law.

The journal would like to broaden its coverage to issues of international law relating to the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, Arab world and Muslim majority countries in general. The journal would also cover the application and relevance of Sharia (the Muslim code of conduct – including Islamic law) in non-Muslim countries with sizeable Muslim minorities. 


  • A/Professor Hossein Esmaeili, Flinders Law School, Flinders University, Adelaide (Australia).

Book Review Editor:

  • Dr. Eleni Polymenopoulou, Brunel University.

Assistant Editors:

  • Mr Rhys Aston, Flinders University, Australia.
  • Ms Lucie Lock, Flinders University, Australia.

Regional Editors:

South East Asia:

Dr Nadirsyah Hosen, Faculty of Law Monash University, Australia

Middle East and Central Asia:

North Africa: 

Editorial Board:

  • Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, School of Law, Emory University (USA).
  • Mr. Kamran Arif, Advocate, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (Pakistan)
  • Professor Mashood Baderin, School of Law, SOAS (London University), UK.
  • Professor Conor Gearty, Law School, London School of Economics, London University, UK.
  • Mr. Afrasiab Khattak, Member of Senate, Pakistan, formerly Chair of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (Pakistan).
  • Dr. Martin Lau, Law Department (SOAS) London University, UK.
  • Dr. Siobhan Mullally, Law Department, National University of Ireland, (Cork), Ireland.
  • Professor Dr. Nik Ahmad Kamal B. Nik Mahmod, Law School, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  • Dr Annapurna Waughray, Law School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Professor Ilias Bantekas, Brunel Law School, Brunel University, UK.
  • A/Professor Ann Black, School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Professor Javaid Rehman, Law School, Brunel University, UK.
  • Dr Amir Ali Majid, Law School, London Metropolitan University, UK.
  • Professor Shaheen Sardar Ali, Warwick Law School, University of Warwick, UK
  • Dr. Ayesha Shahid, Brunel Law School, Brunel University, UK.

Aims of the Journal:

Journal of International Law and Islamic Law is a scholarly peer-reviewed Journal published by The aim of this Journal is to focus on issues concerning Islamic law involving Muslim Countries and Muslims in general from the perspective of International Law. In this context all state members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (formerly the Organisation of Islamic Conference) are considered as being ‘Islamic’ States. In addition to the practices of individual Islamic States, the Journal focuses on multilateral co-operation involving Islamic States. The Journal also covers legal issues which may be of general interest to the Islamic world; these issues may have arisen in ‘non-Islamic’ States or those States which are not members of the Organisation of Islamic Conference. The Journal presents coverage of important international legal issues relevant to the Islamic world, including treaty arrangements. It also reports on national and international cases involving Muslim countries and multilateral organisations.

Guidelines for authors:

The Journal welcomes submission of articles for consideration with a view to publication.
The normal word length for article contributions in the Journal is between 5000-8000 words.
All Journal articles are peer reviewed, and it is a requirement of submission that these articles are original and not previously published elsewhere.
The Journal also welcomes contributions for its ‘Recent Developments’ section.
Editorial Correspondence, including submissions to journal should be made electronically to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law and Islamic Law: A/Prof Hossein Esmaeili. E-mail:

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