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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 (Charles 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 in 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 book (co-written with Ann Black and Hossein Esmaeili) is Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law (Edward Elgar, UK, 2013 and 2015). His recent book is Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society (Edward Elgar, UK, 2018),  covering around 22 countries, with 18 chapters from scholars around the world.

In 2018, Cambridge University Press published an edited collection of work by leading scholars on courts in Asia: Lee and Pittard (eds.) Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity, to which I contributed a critical analysis of Indonesian judicial independence. In 2020, my book chapter “Human Dignity in the Jurisprudence of the Indonesian Constitutional Court” has been accepted in Human Dignity in Asia: Dialogue between Law and Culture, edited by Prof Jimmy Chia-Shin Hsu (Taiwan) that will be published by Cambridge University Press.

On Indonesian law, I have made a significant contribution to the understanding of the problems and the prospects of Indonesian law reform in four different areas: the constitution, politics, human rights and anti-corruption. As a strong defender of the rule of law and good governance, my research offers a new perspective beyond legal studies, where I also consider historico-cultural, socio-cultural and political aspects.

Monash teaching commitment

LAW2111 Constitutional Law 

LAW4126 Asian Legal Systems 

LAW1111 Foundations of Law

LAW5007 Principles of Constitutional Law

Research area keywords

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

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Research Output

Checks and balances mechanism in Islamic constitutionalism: a critical reflection

Hosen, N., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture. 7, 2, p. 26-38 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Natural Law in Islam from theological and legal perspectives

Hosen, N., 2019, Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory. Crowe, J. & Lee, C. Y. (eds.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 148-163 16 p.

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

Separatist, not terrorist: case studies from Southeast Asia

Hosen, N., 2019, Beyond Human Rights and the War on Terror. Juss, S. S. (ed.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 23-38 16 p. (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law).

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

Collective ijtihad on health issues in Indonesia

Hosen, N., 2018, Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society. Hosen, N. (ed.). 1st ed. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 289-306 18 p.

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

Internormative gastronomies: law, nation and identity

Mohr, R. & Hosen, N., 2018, Sensing the Nation's Law : Historical Inquiries into the Aesthetics of Democratic Legitimacy. Huygebaert, S., Condello, A., Marusek, S. & Antaki, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 237-261 25 p. (Studies in the History of Law and Justice; vol. 13).

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