Prof. Hassan S. Khalilieh

Associate professor at the Program in Maritime Strategy
Research Interest: Islamic maritime history from the 7th-15th centuries; Islamic admiralty and commercial laws; Islamic international law; legal history; Cairo Geniza studies
Email: khalilih@research.haifa.ac.il

Hassan S. Khalilieh is an associate professor at the Program in Maritime Strategy, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa. I am specializing in Islamic admiralty and maritime law, as well as the international law of the sea of the Early and Classical Islamic periods.
Alongside dozens of academic articles, I have authored three books on Islamic commercial maritime and admiralty laws as well as Islamic international law of the sea:

  • Islamic Maritime Law: An Introduction. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1998.
  • Admiralty and Maritime Laws in the Mediterranean (ca. 800-1050): The Kitāb Akriyat al-Sufun vis-à-vis the Nomos Rhodion Nautikos. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2006.
  • Islamic Law of the Sea: Freedom of Navigation and Passage Rights in Islamic Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Higher Education:







B.A., University of Haifa, Middle East History and Archaeology

M.A., University of Haifa, Department of Maritime Civilizations

M.A., Princeton University, Near Eastern Studies

Ph.D., Princeton University, Near Eastern Studies

LL.M., Tulane University, School of Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law Program

J.S.D., Saint Thomas University, School of Law, Intercultural Human Rights