Adeel Hussain is an Assistant Professor of Legal and Political Theory at the Institute of Political Science
Adeel Hussain is an Assistant Professor of Legal and Political Theory at the Institute of Political Science.
Adeel holds two state examinations in German law and a Masters and PhD in the history of political thought from the University of Cambridge. Before coming to Leiden, Adeel clerked at the Court of Appeals in Frankfurt, worked for an international law firm, and advised the Government of Afghanistan on constitutional and administrative reform projects. He then set up a pro-bono law clinic that litigates on behalf of refugees. Adeel was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
His research focuses on the political legitimacy of European legal orders, the history of international law, and Muslim political thought in India.
In the 2019/20 academic year, Adeel Hussain is teaching International Law and Global History.
Adeel Hussain considers PhD proposals in the areas of:
- Legal and Political Theory
- Comparative Public Law
- History of International Law
See more information on PhD positions:
- Singh T. & Hussain A. (2021), Nehru: the debates that defined India. London: HarperCollins.
- Bogdandy A. von & Hussain A. (2021), Carl Schmitt’s International Thought and the State. In: Koskenniemi M., Brett A. & Donaldson M. (Eds.) History, Politics, Law: Thinking Internationally. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Hussain A. (2020), Theorizing Indian democracy, Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht = Heidelberg Journal of International Law 80(1): 233-249.
- Hussain A. (13 January 2020), Kashmir: A Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy. Verfassungsblog. Berlin [blog entry].
- Hussain A. (22 April 2019), “Twenty Years of Selfless Service”: The Unmaking of India’s Chief Justice. Verfassungsblog. Berlin [blog entry].
- Hussain A. (2019), The Shahidganj Mosque and Muslim Nationality in Late Colonial India: From Law to Sacrifice, Pakistan Journal of Historical Studies 3(2): 80-106.
- Hussain A. (26 February 2019), To Catch a Spy: India v. Pakistan at the International Court of Justice. Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional [blog entry].
- Hussain A. (2018), Muhammad Iqbal's Constitutionalism, Indian Law Review 2(2): 135-158.
- Senior Research Affiliate