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Dima Hussain

Associate Researcher

Current affiliation: European University Institute (EUI)

Dima Hussain is a Ph.D. in Law researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Her doctoral thesis is on the tribal law in Idlib, Syria, and their interaction with state law and other parallel regimes of non-state law, mainly shari’a law, functioning in the area. Dima acted as an Academic Assistant for several research projects, including the Academy of European Law at the EUI and the “Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria” (WPCS) project at the Middle East Direction of the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies. She has several years of previous working experience with international organizations, including UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council. Dima has a Master of Laws in Comparative, European, and International Laws from the European University Institute and a Master of Laws in American Law from Syracuse University in the US, and a BA in law from Damascus University in Syria. Her research interests are in the field of legal anthropology, tribal law, traditional legal methods, non-state law, and legal pluralism.  

Areas of expertise:

Comparative, European, and International Law; Tribal Law; Legal Anthropology; Traditional Legal Methods; Non-State Law; Legal Pluralism; North-East Syria