Editorial team

  • Editor-in-Chief
    1. Professor Sonia Mallek, Professor of Civil Law, College of Law, Qatar University

      Email: selleuch@qu.edu.qa

      ORCID: 0000-0003-4019-3620

      Bio: Dr. Sonia Mallek, Professor of Civil Law, received her PhD in Private Law and Criminology from El-Manar University in Tunis. Dr. Sonia Mallek attended Tunisian universities and was appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Aix-en-Provence in France in 2012. She also held the position of Head of Private Law Department at the Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences in Tunis. She participated in many local and international conferences, and joined the College of Law, Qatar University in 2014. She wrote many research papers in Arabic and French and also participated, chaired many committees inside and outside the college. She supervised several masters and doctoral theses and studied several courses related to comparative civil law, combating corruption in the business field, and encouraging investment and professional responsibility. Prof. Sonia headed a Qatar National Research Fund Grant Working Group from 2019 to 2021. She has numerous publications in international journals on various topics in the field of civil responsibility, family law, private life and legislative drafting.

  • Editorial Committee
    1. Professor Sami Hamdan al Rawashdeh, College of Law, Qatar University.

      Email: samirawashdeh@qu.edu.qa

      ORCID: 0000-0002-20176826

      SCOPUS author ID: 0000-0002-20176826

      Bio: Dr. Sami al Rawashdeh graduated from Mu’tah University (Jordan) with a First Honors Degree in law in 1996. Having received his LLM degree at the Law School, University of Jordan in February 1999, he worked as a full-time lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure for one year. He obtained his PhD in Criminal Law in March 2004 from School of Law/University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. In February 2004, he joined the Faculty of Law, University of Jordan. He is a member of the Jordanian Bar Association since 2007. Dr. Sami was appointed as a legal expert in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Ministry of Justice, the State of Qatar for one year in 27/2/2012. In spring 2013, he joined the College of Law, Qatar University as an associate professor of criminal law where he teaches criminal law courses for both graduate and undergraduate students. In April 2018, he was promoted to the rank of professor at the College of Law, Qatar University. His main research area is Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure Law. He has published peer reviewed articles on criminal law and criminal procedure law in both languages: Arabic and English, and a co-authored two books on the Qatari Penal Code: “Crimes against Persons,” and “Qatari Penal Code: Crimes against Property.”

    2. Professor Ahmed El MohtadyBellah, College of Law, Qatar University.

      Email: amorsy@qu.edu.qa

      ORCID: 0000-0001-6224-7672

      Bio: Dr. Ahmed Al-MohtadyBellah is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at the College of Law, Qatar University. He holds a Doctorate degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, an L.L.M from the School of Law, University of Pennsylvania and a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has several publications in both Arabic and English to his name, in various fields of international law, most notably international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international environmental law. Dr. Ahmad Al-MohtadyBellah has previous academic experiences in reputable Arab universities. He participated in many specialized scientific conferences and supervised many specialized legal studies and thesis. He also has a solid experience in legal practice.

    3. Prof. Dr. Faten Hawa is a Professor of Commercial Law at Qatar University, College of Law.

      Email: fhawa@qu.edu.qa

      ORCID: 0000-0002-6171-0300

      SCOPUS author ID: 57214654434

      Bio: Dr. Faten Hawa is a Professor of Commercial Law at Qatar University, College of Law. She also serves as a Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, State of Qatar. She is a member of several committees at Qatar University including the Scientific Research Committee, the Academic Programs Review Committee and the Committee for Curriculum Enhancement. Dr. Hawa is the author of many books and articles published in peer-reviewed Arab and international law journals, indexed in SCOPUS, in the field of commercial law, economics, company law and consumer protection. She supervised many doctorate and masters theses in law. She also participated in several national and international conferences. She is a recipient of many research grants including a grant funded by the Qatari National Research Fund. In 2020, Dr. Hawa published, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, a book on the Legal Framework of the Consumer Protection in the State of Qatar. Prior to joining Qatar University in 2018, Dr. Hawa was an Associate Professor, the Head of the Commercial Law Department at Beirut Arab University College of Law and a member of the Editorial Board of its Legal Studies Journal.

    4. Professor Mohamed Kamel Charfeddine, Prof. of Private Law, College of Law, El-Manar University, Tunisia.

      Email: cabinet.charfeddine.avocat@gmail.com

      Bio: Dr. Charfeddine holds a bachelors degree from the Faculty of Law of Southern Paris, a masters degree in civil and commercial law from the Sorbonne College in France, and a state doctorate from the Faculty of Law and Political Science in Tunisia. He is also the representative of Tunisia in the Unidroit organization and a member of the international association Henri Capitant in Paris. He is the founder of the Tunisian Association of Private Law and a former member of the Center for Reconciliation and Arbitration in Tunisia. He was the founder of the Civil Law Laboratory at the Faculty of Law in Tunis, and has many publications in Arabic and French. He has also participated in many international conferences.

    5. Professor Mustapha Mekki, Prof. of Private Law, University of Paris-13, co-director of IRDA, visiting university professor, France

      Email: musmekki@yahoo.fr

      Bio: Dr Mekki is a Law Professor at the University of Paris-13 since 2007. He has been Professor at the University of Clermont Ferrand between 2005 and 2007 and a lecturer at Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2) in 2004. He received a PhD in Law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1) in 2004, and a maters degree in Private Law from the University Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).

      At University of Paris-13, he held the following positions:

      • Vice-Dean in charge of international relations (Asia, Africa, Latin America).
      • Director of the Research Institute for Attractive Law since 2011 (Co-director since 2018).
      • Director of the federative structure “The commons” since 2014.
      • Co-founder and co-director of the Master 2 in digital activities, with A. Cammilleri (2019).
      • Member of the equivalence committee (2008-2016).
      • Vice-Dean in charge of international relations (2009-2012, Dean R. Etien) Clermont-Ferrand University.
      • Member of the Board of Directors (2005-2007).
      • Member of the Scientific Council (2005-2007).
      • Director of the Master of Business Law (2005-2007).

      He is also co-director of the Law and Liberties Laboratory at the University of East Paris-Cretel IRDA and he is a visiting professor at several universities. He runs a blog at: https://mustaphamekki.openum.ca/

    6. Professor Abbas Poorhashemi, President of the Canadian Institute For International Law Expertise (CIFILE), Canada.

      Email: abbas.poorhashemi@gmail.com

      ORCID : 0000-0002-4107-2938

      Bio: Dr. Poorhashemi is currently the President of the Canadian Institute of International Law Expertise (CIFILE) (https://cifile.org/) and Editor-in-Chief of the CIFILE Journal of International Law (CJIL). Dr. Poorhashemi has a PhD in International Law from the University of Robert Schuman (Strasbourg, France) and a Post Doctorate fellowship from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada. He has a large number of publications in international law. Over the past ten years of his career as an Assistant Professor at the University of IAU and Research Associate at the Center for the Study of International Law and Globalization (CEDIM) at the University of Quebec in Montreal, he has gained extensive experience in the following fields: • Research fields: International law, international environmental law, international arbitration, human rights, case law, environmental criminal law, international responsibility (in English, French and Persian). • Courses taught: International law, international environmental law, international arbitration, human rights, jurisprudence, environmental criminal law, international responsibility, international environmental treaties.

      Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4zvnmQEAAAAJ&hl=en

      Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbas-poorhashemi/?locale=en_US

    7. Professor Peter Malanczuk, member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of China, former dean and chair professor, Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

      Email: mail@malanzczuk.com

      Bio: Prof. Peter is Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the University of Heidelberg. He also serves as a member of the International Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of China. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), China, and Chairman of the SCIA Strategic Development and Rules Amendment Committee. He serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government on the Internationalization of Shenzhen. He is a founder and advisor of the Bali International Arbitration and Mediation Centre (BIAMC) in Indonesia. Malanczuk also serves as an arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes and is a member of a number of panels of arbitral institutions (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) (ICC-HK) Arbitration Committee, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), Guangzhou Arbitration Commission (GZAC), Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA), Chinese Arbitration Association (CAA Taipei), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA–arbitrator and adjudicator panels), and Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)). He is a member of the International Law Association (ILA).

      Dr. Peter has been awarded honorary professorships from Nankai University (1997), China University of Politics and Law (1998), Peking University (1999), Shenzhen University (2003), Nanjing University (2005), and People’s (Renmin) University of China (2007). He has been a visiting professor at many other universities and institutions in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, including Michigan Law School, Boalt Hall Law School (University of California at Berkeley), Moscow State (Lomonosow) University, Addis Abba University, Ethiopia, and The Hebrew University Jerusalem. Prof. Malanczuk was an External Scientific Fellow of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law (2013-14).

      He runs a blog at: http://www.malanczuk.com/

  • Advisory Board
    1. Dr. Abdellah al- Mislimani, Lawyer at the Court of Cassation (Qatar) and International Law Adviser

      Bio: Dr. Abdullah Al-Maslamani obtained a masters degree in International Law from the UK in 1984. He received a PhD in International Law from the University of London in 1989 and worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar in the diplomatic corps since 1976 where he held the General Secretary position until 1989. He was appointed Director of the Technical Department at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in 1989.

      He served as the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers since 1995. He has been appointed as the Chairman of the Standing Committee for Legislative Affairs since 2001. He taught at Qatar University as a visiting professor and was also a member of the Qatar University Council for a period of three years starting from 1995. He was an agent of the State of Qatar before the International Court of Justice between 1997 and 2001. He attended the two sessions of the United Nations General Assembly in 1978 and 1979.

      He is also a member of the International Jurists Association and the author of several legal books in different fields, such as the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Law and International Law.

    2. Dr. Sheikh Thani Bin Ali Al Thani, lawyer at the Court of Cassation (Qatar) and a representative of the State of Qatar in the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce.

      Bio: Dr. Sheikh Thani bin Ali Al Thani is a lawyer who has attained an excellent and distinguished position in the field of law and arbitration. He holds a PhD in commercial law from Cairo University. He is a member of the Conciliation and Arbitration Committee of the Qatar Chamber, and an active member of the Lawyers Association in the State of Qatar.

      He received a masters degree from the Arab Academy and a doctorate degree from Cairo University. He also holds an international arbitrator certificate from the Qatar Chamber of Arbitration where he built a distinguished experience. He took many legal courses specializing in civil and criminal law. He also participated in many specialized legal seminars and meetings, and has distinguished experience in many legal fields. Dr. Sheikh is also a legal advisor and agent for many Arab and foreign embassies in the State of Qatar, and for many leading local and international companies.

      Link to Profile: https://althanilawfirm.com/about-us/

    3. Professor Dominique d'Ambra, University Professor of CE Universities and President of the Center for Fundamental Private Law, Strasbourg France

      Bio: Dr Dominique d'Ambra is a University Professor and President of the Center for Fundamental Private Law and Director at Strasbourg Faculty of Law, France. She is also the Director of the Special Statute Center (EA 1351) since January 1, 2018 and served as the Head of the Private Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Political Science in Strasbourg. From May 2014 to September 2018, she was assigned the task of Director of the Asia Project, Under-Secretary of the Presidency for International Relations, University of Strasbourg from 1 September 2010 to 31 December 2012.

      She was the first vice president of the Robert University Board of Directors Schumann, from September 2003 to December 2008. She also assumed the position of Chairperson of the Finance and Works Committee from 2003 to 2008, as well as the task of the Vice President of the Disciplinary Department of the University Board of Directors.

      Link to CV: http://cdpf.unistra.fr/fileadmin/upload/CDPF/CV_des_enseignants/Fiche_Dominique_d_Ambra.pdf

    4. Professor Muhammad Al-Fiali, Professor of Constitutional and Public Law, College of Law, Kuwait University, Kuwait

      Bio: Professor Al-Fiali is an international expert and has published many research papers and literature in constitutional law.

      She was the first vice president of the Robert University Board of Directors Schumann, from September 2003 to December 2008. She also assumed the position of Chairperson of the Finance and Works Committee from 2003 to 2008, as well as the task of the Vice President of the Disciplinary Department of the University Board of Directors.

      Link to profile: http://alfililaw.com/index.php/9-uncategorised

    5. Professor Douglas W. Arner Professor in Law, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

      Bio: Douglas W. Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor of Law, an RGC Senior Fellow, and Associate Dean (Taught Postgraduate) of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. At Hong Kong University, he co-founded and is the Director of the LLM Compliance and Regulation, LLM Corporate and Financial Law. Prof. Douglas has been a visiting professor or fellow at Duke University, Harvard University, The Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, IDC Herzliya, McGill University, Melbourne University, National University of Singapore, Queen Mary University of London, University of New South Wales, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Zurich University, among others. He has lectured, co-organized conferences and seminars and been involved with financial sector reform projects around the world.

      Link to profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-nCnn2IAAAAJ&hl=en