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 (First Class Honours and 1th in Class), he studied the MA Degree to enable him to teach at university level. He decided to pursue his English language studies and succeeded to fulfil the program in 2008 with Honours. After four years of teaching at universities (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 Public International Law in 2012. As this field requires good command of a foreign language, e.g., English and French, he ranked top in the test of 2012 and was awarded his second Master, LL.M in 2014 (First Class Honours), while teaching at university from 2008 to 2017 in Kurdistan.
Through combining his knowledge of English and Law, he has realized his full potential to achieve his goals in the international community as a university academic and work as a representative for international organizations such as the UN, International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), and Lawyers Without Borders. 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 (i) human rights, (ii) peoplehood and minority (iii) self-determination, (iv) federalism and confederalism, and (v) statehood.
Previously, Loqman was a lecturer in Kurdistan, where, between 2008 and 2016, he taught various courses on Public International Law, as well as cources in English Translation Studies and English Language and Literature. He has published four research articles in Oxford, Cambridge, and Routledge.
- BA (First Class) 2005
- MA (Hons) 2008
- LL.M (Hons) 2014
- LLB: Public International Law, Private International Law, International Organizations, 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), Bane, Kurdistan
- Public International Law
- Human Rights
Current research interestsPublic International Law and Human Rights
Past research interestsTranslation Studies and English Literature
Research Assistant on the Referendums, Secession and Self-determination
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, the Council for Social and Economic Studies, Washington DC 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)