IIUM Law Journal is a peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year, with a dedicated mission of contributing to original and high quality research. The journal accepts scientific research papers on law reform, issues relating to the application of law in practice, comparative legal analysis and harmonisation of Islamic law and civil law. 

The Journal considers three types of contributions: articles reporting findings of original research; case notes analyzing current and landmark decisions of domestic and international courts and tribunals; and book reviews commenting on recently published law books. 

The IIUM Law Journal is indexed in MyCite as well as ISI Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index).


VOL 26, NO 2 (2018): IIUM LAW JOURNAL is published.



SPECIAL FEATURE: ‘Scrutinising’ the Duties of a Lawyer to Advise the Purchaser in the Purchase of a Residential Property as Required by Sec 84 of the Legal Profession Act 1976 (Part I)

Baharuddeen Abu Bakar



Fiqh Al-Jihād in Modern Warfare: Analyzing Prospects and Challenges with Reference to International Humanitarian Law

Fajri Matahati Muhammadin, Thara Kunarti Wahab



International Parental Child Abduction in the Malaysian Legal Context: Addressing Issues and the Way Forward

Abdul Ghafur Hamid, Zaleha Kamaruddin



Prosecuting Piracy at the High Seas: The Experience of Malaysia

Muhammad Hameedullah Md Asri, Md Khalil Ruslan



The South China Sea Arbitration: The Decision and its Implications on the Sovereignty Claims of China and the Philippines

Zhao Yan Lee



Transplanting the United States’ Style of Safe Harbour via Multilateral Agreement: Can One Size Fit All?

Suzi Fadhilah bt. Ismail, Ida Madieha Abdul Ghani Azmi, Mahyuddin Daud



Legal Education in Pakistan: An Overview

Sardar Ali Shah, Usharani Balasingam, Saroja Dhanapal



Charitable Endowment (Waqf) for the Benefit of Parentless Children in Malaysia: A Preliminary Study

Azizah binti Mohd, Badruddin bin Hj Ibrahim, Mohammad Hidir bin Baharudin





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