As he was interested in English language learning in high school, he was directed to English language literature and was awarded the BA in 2005. After earning a BA, he studied the MA degree to enable him to teach at the university level. He decided to pursue his English language studies and succeeded to fulfil the program in 2008. After four years of teaching at university (especially teaching English Special Texts to law students) and dealing with legal material and issues, he vowed to change his mind and started to study international law in 2012. He was awarded his second Masters, LL.M in 2014.
His career objectives and research interests are global and not centric to one region or culture. His main areas of research lie in all aspects of international law, with current particular emphasis on peoplehood, self-determination, secession and statehood.
Previously, Loqman was a lecturer in Kurdistan, where, between 2008 and 2017, he taught various courses on international law, as well as courses in English translation studies and English language and literature.
- LL.M (Hons) 2014
- MA (Hons) 2008
- BA (First Class) 2005
- LLB: Public International Law, Private International Law, International Organisations, and Principles and Theories of Research
- BA: English Translation Studies and English Language and Literature courses
Edinburgh Law School
- International Law Ordinary (1 & 2)
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Past PhD students supervised
Law Research Projects (undergraduate)
- Public International Law
- Human Rights
Current research interestsPublic International Law and Human Rights
Past research interestsTranslation Studies and English Literature
RA on the Referendums, Secession and Self-determination
RA on the Effect of Covid-19 on the International Support for Peacebuilding and Conflict Management
14th Annual International Conference on International Studies
Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 13-16 June 2016, Athens, Greece
- The Legal Status of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in International Law, Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies (George Mason University 2014)
- The Kurdish Self-Rule Constitution in Syria, CJIL (Oxford University Press 2015)
- Kurdish Regional Self-rule Administration in Syria: A new Model of Statehood and its Status in International Law Compared to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, JJPS (Cambridge University Press 2016)
- A New Creative Kurdish Constitution in the Middle East, Creativity Studies (Routledge 2017)
- The Turkish Operation in Afrin (Syria) and The Silence of the Lambs, Blog of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL), Professor Anne Peters, Ebtekar Newspaper (10 February 2018)