International Human Rights Law: freedom of religion or belief, women’s rights, minority rights, Middle East
Role on Women's Studies course 2012-13: Option tutor
Research and Teaching: Dr Nazila Ghanea is Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the international academic journal by Brill publishers Religion and Human Rights. Her research lies primarily in the areas of freedom of religion or belief, minority rights, the UN human rights machinery and human rights in the Middle East.
Her publications include the monograph Human Rights, the UN and the Bah·'Ìs in
Iran (The Hague: Kluwer Law, 2003); the edited collections: Does God
Believe in Human Rights? (Leiden: Martinus Nihhoff, 2007, co-edited with Alan
Stephens and Raphael Walden);
Minorities, Peoples and Self-Determination (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2005, co-edited with Dr Alexandra Xanthaki), and The Challenge of Religious Discrimination at the Dawn of the New Millennium (Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff, 2003); and the journal article: "Convergences and disparities between the human rights of religious minorities and of women in the Middle East," 26.3 Human Rights Quarterly (2004). She has carried out funded research with the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in relation to advocating for women's rights using a religious framework in Malaysia.