Professor Seyed Mohammad Ghari S Fatemi

Reader in Islam, Legal Hermeneutics & Human

Seyed Fatemi spent thirteen years studying to the highest level in the traditional educational seminaries of Qum under the direct instruction of some of the leading scholars of the present day. Alongside his traditional education Seyed Fatemi was also trained in Public Law at Tehran University, receiving the award of both an LLB and an LLM. In 1999 Seyed Fatemi was awarded with a PhD from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manchester for research engaging with Comparative Human Rights.

Seyed Fatemi’s teaching and research interests  include; the Philsophical foundations of human rights, International and comparative Human rights, Islam and Human Rights, Usul al-Fiqh and Hermeneutics, the History and Development of Fiqh, and Muslim Theology. 

Publications include:

“Autonomy, Euthanasia and the Right to Die with Dignity: A Comparison of Kantian Ethics and Shicite Teachings.” Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations 18, no. 3 (2007): 345-353.

“Autonomy and equal right to divorce with specific reference to Shici fiqh and the Iranian legal system.” Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations 17, no. 3 (2006): 281-294.

“Egg and embryo implantation: a comparative study of shi’ite teachings and Kantian ethics.” Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations 16, no. 3 (2005): 297-312.

“Who is a Refugee? Comparison of a Misconstrued Concept in International Human Rights, Shi’i Fiqh and the Iranian Legal System.” International Journal of Human Rights* 9, no. 2 (2005): 183-223.

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