Assoc Prof Hossein Esmaeili

Position/s:Associate Professor
Flinders Law School
Phone: +61 8 82013881
Email:
Location: Law Commerce (2.25)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Biography

Dr Hossein Esmaeili, is an Associate Professor of Law at Flinders University. He previously taught at the School of Law, University of New England and Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and School of Law, University of Western Sydney. Dr Esmaeili's teaching areas include Real Property Law, Trusts, Immigration and Refugee Law, Comparative Law and Public International Law. He is the author of The Legal Regime of Offshore Oil Rigs in International Law (2001, Ashgate, Aldershot) and has published scholarly articles in leading law journals in Australia, Europe and the United States. Hossein is the Co-Editor of Flinders Law Journal and Editor of State Practice Section of Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (UK).

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Tehran)
Master of Criminal Law and Criminology (TMU)
Master of Laws (UNSW)
PhD (UNSW)

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • International Law
  • Property Law
  • Trusts
  • Comparative Law
  • Immigration Law

Topic Coordinator:

  • LLAW3221  Real Property Law
  • LLAW3245  Immigration and Refugee Law
  • LLAW9501  Principles of Public International Law
  • LLAW9504  Comparative Law in a Global Context

Topic Lecturer:

  • LLAW2214  Property, Equity and Trusts
  • LLAW9507  Law of the Sea
  • LLIR9504  Cultural Politics in International Law and International Relations

Research and supervision

Research expertise

  • Law

Research interests

  • International law (energy and resources, refugee, environment)
  • Middle Eastern and Islamic Law
  • The rule of law

Supervisory interests

  • Comparative law
  • Immigration and refugee law
  • International energy and resources law
  • International law
  • Islamic and Middle Eastern law
  • Trusts and property law (comparative)

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor: International Energy Law (1); Comparative Law (Customary Family Law of Southern Sudan and Australia) (1); Islamic Banking (1); Intellectual Property of Indigenous People in Arts (Australia and Iran) (1); Rights of Women in Saudi Arabia (1); International Law (1);

Associate supervisor: International Environmental Law (1); Protection of Civilians under International Law and Islamic Law (1);

Publications

Books
  • Black, A., Esmaeili, H. and Hosen, N. (2013). Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2001). The legal regime of offshore oil rigs in international law. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate/Dartmouth.
Book chapters
  • Esmaeili, H. (2010). International law responses to climate change. In Constance Lever-Tracy, ed. Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Great Britain: Routledge, pp. 442-453.
Refereed journal articles
  • Richards, J. and Esmaeili, H. (2012). The position of Australian Muslim women in polygamous relationships under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth): Still 'taking multiculturalism seriously'? Australian Journal of Family Law, 26(2) pp. 142-173. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2011). Australian Muslims and Citizenship: Sharia and the Democratic Nation-State. Alternative Law Journal, 36(4) pp. 258-262. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2011). Islamic law (Sharia) in modern democratic Nation States. Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law, 7(2) pp. 23-36. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2011). The nature and development of law in Islam and the rule of law challenge in the Middle East and the Muslim world. Connecticut Journal of International Law, 26(2) pp. 329-366. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2009). On a slow boat towards the rule of law : the nature of law in the Saudi Arabian legal system. Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, 26(1) pp. 1-47.
  • Esmaeili, H. (2007). Attempts to Regulate Biotechnology in International Law and the Response of Australian Law. Australian International Law Journal, 12 pp. 109-128. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. and Carlton, S. (2007). The High Court Decision in Mimia v Qaah of 2004 and its implications for temporary protection Visa holders. The Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, 3(3) pp. 111-124.

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Books
  • Black, A., Esmaeili, H. and Hosen, N. (2013). Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2001). The legal regime of offshore oil rigs in international law. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate/Dartmouth.
Book chapters
  • Esmaeili, H. (2010). International law responses to climate change. In Constance Lever-Tracy, ed. Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society. Great Britain: Routledge, pp. 442-453.
Refereed journal articles
  • Richards, J. and Esmaeili, H. (2012). The position of Australian Muslim women in polygamous relationships under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth): Still 'taking multiculturalism seriously'? Australian Journal of Family Law, 26(2) pp. 142-173. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2011). The nature and development of law in Islam and the rule of law challenge in the Middle East and the Muslim world. Connecticut Journal of International Law, 26(2) pp. 329-366. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2011). Islamic law (Sharia) in modern democratic Nation States. Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law, 7(2) pp. 23-36. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2011). Australian Muslims and Citizenship: Sharia and the Democratic Nation-State. Alternative Law Journal, 36(4) pp. 258-262. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. (2009). On a slow boat towards the rule of law : the nature of law in the Saudi Arabian legal system. Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, 26(1) pp. 1-47.
  • Esmaeili, H. and Carlton, S. (2007). The High Court Decision in Mimia v Qaah of 2004 and its implications for temporary protection Visa holders. The Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, 3(3) pp. 111-124.
  • Esmaeili, H. (2007). Attempts to Regulate Biotechnology in International Law and the Response of Australian Law. Australian International Law Journal, 12 pp. 109-128. [Link]
  • Esmaeili, H. and Carlton, S. (2007). Safe to go home? The implications of the High Court decision for Afghan and Iraqi temporary refugees MIMIA v QAAH of 2004. Alternative Law Journal, 32(2) pp. 66-70.
  • Esmaeili, H. (2002). The conflict between the establishment and operation of offshore oil installations, navigation and other uses of the sea in International law (part two) International Energy Law and Taxation Review, 12 pp. 293-300.
  • Esmaeili, H. (2002). The conflict between the establishment and operation of offshore oil installations, navigation and other uses of the sea in international law: part 1. International Energy Law and Taxation Review, 11 pp. 286-290.
Other public research outputs
  • Esmaeili, H. (2012). Report of the Seventy-Fifth Conference held in SOFIA. The International Law Association.
  • Esmaeili, H. (2010). Report of the Committee on Islamic Law and International Law. 2010 Report of the International Law Association. London: International Law Association. 74 pp. 119-171.

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Professional and community engagement

  • Editor, LexisNexis Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedent, Section on Easements and Licenses
  • Co-Editor, Flinders Law Journal
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Islamic States Practices (UK)
  • Member, Flinders Housing Board
  • Member, International Law Association, Committee on Islamic Law and International Law

Expertise for media contact

  • Middle Eastern Law
  • Islamic Law


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