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Biography

Dr Nadirsyah Hosen has been working as a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Monash University since 20 July 2015. Prior to this role, Nadir was an Associate Professor at the School of Law, University of Wollongong. He has a Bachelors degree (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta), a Graduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, and Master of Arts with Honours (University of New England), as well as a Master of Laws in Comparative Law (Charkes Darwin University). He completed his first PhD (Law) at the University of Wollongong and a second PhD (Islamic Law) at the National University of Singapore.

Nadir is internationally known for his expertise on Shari'a and Indonesian law.  

His articles have been published in internationally recognised and refereed journals such as the Nordic Journal of International Law (Lund University), Asia Pacific Law Review (City University of Hong Kong), Australian Journal of Asian Law (University of Melbourne), European Journal of Law Reform (Indiana University), Asia Pacific Journals on Human Rights and the Law (Murdoch University), Journal of Islamic Studies (Oxford University), and Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Cambridge University).

He is the author of Human Rights, Politics and Corruption in Indonesia: A Critical Reflection on the Post Soeharto Era, (Republic of Letters Publishing, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2010); Shari'a and Constitutional Reform in Indonesia (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2007); a co-editor (with Joseph Liow) of Islam in Southeast Asia, 4 volumes, (Routledge, London, 2010); and a co-editor (with Richard Mohr) of Law and Religion in Public Life: The Contemporary Debate (Routledge, London, 2011 and 2013).

His recent book (co-written with Ann Black and Hossein Esmaeili) is Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law (Edward Elgar, UK, 2013 and 2015). He is currently editing a Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society (under contract with Edward Elgar, UK, forthcoming).

Monash teaching commitment

LAW2111 Constitutional Law 

LAW4126 Asian Legal Systems 

LAW1111 Foundations of Law

LAW5007 Principles of Constitutional Law

Keywords

  • Indonesian law
  • Shari'a
  • Constitutional law
  • Human Rights
  • Islamic Studies

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Research Output 2002 2018

The Indonesian courts: from non-independence to independence without accountability

Hosen, N., 2018, Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity. Lee, H. P. H. P. . & Pittard, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 186-208 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Everyday jurisprudence in urban Australia: negotiating the space of legal performances

Mohr, R. & Hosen, N., 2017, Street-Level Sovereignty: The Intersection of Space and Law. Marusek, S. & Brigham, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Lanham MD USA: Lexington Books, p. 67-89 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Sharia, state and legal pluralism in Indonesia: how law can you go?

Hosen, N., 2017, Pluralism, Transnationalism and Culture in Asian Law: A Book in Honour of M.B. Hooker. Bell, G. F. (ed.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, p. 208-230 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Sharia, state and legal pluralism in Indonesia: how law can you do?

Hosen, N., 2017, Pluralism, Transnationalism and Culture in Asian Law. Bell, G. F. (ed.). 1st ed. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, p. 208-230 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Race and Religion in the 2012 Jakarta Gubernatorial Election: The Case of Jokowi-Ahok

Hosen, N., 2016, Religion, Law and Intolerance in Indonesia. Lindsey, T. & Pausacker, H. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 180-194 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review