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Professor John Strawson

Hon Professor of Law

Centre of human rights in conflict

John Strawson is honorary Professor of Law and Co-director of the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict.

  • University of East London
    University Square
    1 Salway Road
    London, E15 1NF
    United Kingdom
    E15 1NF
    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


    I have received research funding from the British Academy, The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the British Council.




    Subject Areas

    - War and Human Rights
    - International Criminal Law