Contact Dr Anicee Van Engeland
Anicée holds a PhD in Islamic Studies, Politics and Law from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris.
She graduated in law from Paris II Assas and furthered her studies with three masters: a masters in law from Harvard Law School, a masters in international relations from Paris II Assas and a masters in Iranian studies from Paris III Sorbonne.
She worked for the ICRC prior to joining academia and has worked with different international organisations and non-governmental organisations over since.
Anicée has held visiting lectureship at Cardiff University, Nagoya University and Azad Universitty; she has also held research visiting position at Harvard Law School and the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.
Her research interest lie in international law and Islamic law; she has published articles and book chapters on the topic, looking at issues of fragmentation and reconciliation.
Anicée Van Engeland is a Senior Lecturer in International Security and Law at CIRS. She examines strategies to reconcile Islamic law and international law (human rights and humanitarian law) to avoid fragmentation. Her research has led her to work on conflict, security and peace in Islam and Islamic law. While at CIRS, Anicée focuses on examining the legal and political discourses of radical groups and how it impacts international law She also work from a bottom-up perspective, analysing the actions of Muslim communities on (de)radicalisation.
Anicée teaches on a variety of topics, from international law to Islamic law.
She is an external examiner to Oxford University and several Muslim colleges. She is also an examiner for the University of London.
Anicée's clients are mainly international organisations and non-governmental organisations. She often works for the British Red Cross, UNDP and UNHCR.
Articles In Journals
- Van Engeland A (2019) What if? An experiment to include a religious narrative in the approach of the European Court of Human Rights, Journal of Law, Religion and State, 7 (2) 213-241.
- Van Engeland & A (2018) Far from a revolution: the 2017 Iranian riots [published title What next after the storm in Iran?], New Statesman (London, England (8 January 2018).
- Van Engeland & A (2016) Contextualisation of humanitarian assistance and its shortcomings in International Human Rights Law, Israel Law Review, 49 (2) 169-195.
- Van Engeland A (2015) Verse 9:5 of the Qurʾān as an Intermixed Ground for jus ad bellum and jus in bello: adapting Islamic classical theory to modern asymmetric conflict, GAIR-Mitteilungen 2015 129-149.
- Van Engeland A (2014) The balance between Islamic Law, Customary Law and Human Rights in Islamic constitutionalism through the prism of legal pluralism, Cambridge International Law Journal, 3 (4) 1321-1348.
- Gill A & Van Engeland A (2014) Criminalization or ‘multiculturalism without culture’? Comparing British and French approaches to tackling forced marriage, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 36 (3) 241-259.
- Van Engeland A (2011) Transcending the Human Rights Debate: Iranian Intellectuals’ Contemporary Discourses and the New Hermeneutics of the Sharia, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 4 (1) 72-89.
- Van Engeland A (2011) Human Rights and Strategies to avoid Fragmentation as a Threat to Peace: Iran as a case-study, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law, 5 (1) 25-47.
- Van Engeland A (2008) Refugees in Iran – The Afghan and Iraqi Communities: Voluntary Repatriation Process, International Journal on Multicultural Societies, 10 (2) 144-168.
- Van Engeland A (2008) The Differences and Similarities between International Humanitarian Law and Islamic Humanitarian Law: Is there Ground for Reconciliation?, Journal of Islamic Law and Culture, 10 (1) 81-99.
- Van Engeland A (2016) Is Daesh a state in International Law and in Islamic Law?. In: American Society of International Law Annual Meeting (ASIL 2016), Washington, DC, 30 March - 2 April 2016.
- Van Engeland A (2016) New approaches to (de)radicalisation looking at the role of communities: the case of Islam. In: Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, Cambridge, 21 May 2016.
- Van Engeland A (2015) Muslims living in the West: Between Inclusion and Exclusion. In: SOAS, SMLSSK & CALE Joint Workshop on Migration and Pluralism, Nagoya, 27 January 2015.
- Van Engeland A (2015) The Slow Emergence of a Legal Pluralism “à la française” and its Consequences. In: International Conference: Legal Pluralism and Human Rights within Family Disputes in Europe, Ghent, 26 October 2015.
- Van Engeland A (2015) Jihad, Conflict Transformation and Islamic Law: how British Muslim Communities deal with Violence. In: Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, 23 November 2015.
- Van Engeland A (2014) Challenges for Islamic law in the 21st century: Shii Islamic Law at a crossroads. In: 1st British Association of Islamic Studies Conference, Edinburgh, 10 April 2014.
- Van Engeland A (2014) “The tensions between Shari’a and international law through the lens of CEDAW”, Shari'a responsibility: conditions and conflicts. In: 2nd AMI Contemporary Fiqhi Issue Workshop, Birmingham, 3 April 2014.
- Van Engeland A (2014) Meeting the Challenge of Developing a Gender-Inclusive Methodology in Islamic law. In: IGLP Research Conference: Heterodox Approaches to Islamic Law and Policy, Harvard, 2 June 2014.
- Van Engeland A (2014) An Argument in Favour of Transnational Refugee Law: An Analysis of the Case of Afghan Refugees. In: International Law Association British Branch Spring Conference 2014, Foundations and Futures of International Law, London, 23 May 2014.
- Van Engeland A (2019) Chapter 17: sexual politics and law in Iran: the narrative surrounding the 2013 bills. In: The Asian yearbook of human rights and humanitarian law, Leiden: Brill, p. 429-451.
- Van Engeland & A (2017) Be Karbala Miravim!: Iran and the Challenges of Internalizing International Humanitarian Law in a Muslim Country. In: Do the Geneva Conventions Matter?, Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 250-280.
- Van Engeland A, (2016) Women's Rights in the Middle East: constitutions and consequences. In: Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa. Anthony Tirado Chase (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 243-254.
- Van Engeland A (2015) The Protection of Public Property. In: The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary. Clapham A, Gaeta P, Sassoli M (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 1535-1550.
- Van Engeland A (2014) Bridging Civilizations: The New Hermeneutics of Islamic Law. In: Engaging the Other: Public Policy and Western-Muslim Intersections. Mahmoud Eid and Karim Karim (ed.), New York: Palgrave MacMillan US, p. 111-132. Dataset/s: 10.1057/9781137403698
- Rudolph R & Van Engeland A (2013) From Terrorism to Politics. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Van Engeland A (2013) Islam as Religion of Peace: an Articulated Reply to Terrorism. In: The Liberal Way of War: Legal Perspectives. Robert Barnidge Jr (ed.), Abingdon: Routledge, p. 239-258.
- Van Engeland A (2011) Civilian or Combatant? A Challenge for the 21st century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Van Engeland A (2010) Islam and the Protection of Civilians in the Conduct of Hostilities: The Asymmetrical war from the Transnational Terrorist Groups’ Viewpoints and from the Muslim Modernists’ Viewpoints. In: Jihad and the challenges of international and domestic law. Cherif Bassiouni, Amna Guellali (ed.), The Hague: Hague Academic Press/Springer, p. 136-166.
- Van Engeland A (2009) On the Path to Equal Citizenship and Gender Equality: Political, Judicial and Legal Empowerment of Muslim Women. In: Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women Equal Citizenship. Linda McClain, Joanna Grossman (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 390-408.