The Institute of law and justice in Arab societies

Fellow researchers

Amr Soliman

A lawyer by training, Amr Soliman holds a master’s degree in comparative international private law from the University of Jean Moulin Lyon III. He is a doctoral candidate from the same university. Amr joined IHEJ in March 2013 where he was responsible for the Arab countries development programme. Before joining IHEJ, Amr Soliman was deputy director for “Governance” at the French Embassy in Cairo. Since October 2013, he is Secretary General and founder of IEDJA. Amr returned to Egypt in 2015 as an advisor for the European Commission’s project on the Modernization of the Administration of Justice in Egypt.

Léo Marty

Léo Marty holds a Master degree in international relations and Arabic from the National Institute for foreign languages and civilisations (INALCO) in Paris as well as a Master of Research in political studies from the advanced school for social studies (EHESS) where he worked on honour killings in Palestine. He joined IEDJA through IHEJ in June 2015. Since, Leo Marty has been actively participating in the development of IEDJA, promoting its activities, outreach, and projects. In March 2019, he has been nominated deputy secretary general of the institute.

Sara Razai

Sara joined the Faculty of Law at University College London in September 2014 as a Ph.D. Candidate. Her thesis is a comparative study on the role and significance of the judiciary in the Arab world. She is also a legal consultant and has worked with several Governmental and non-Governmental organisations providing with legal and regional advise in the MENA region. Her primary research interests are Judicial Studies, with a particular focus on empirical legal methods.

Mehdi El Harrak

Mehdi El Harrak is currently a Ph.D. student at the School of Comparative Law at the Sorbonne. He is a graduate in Arab Business law from Paris II Panthéon Assas University as well as Comparative International Law of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne University. Between January 2014 to December 2016, Mehdi worked as a lawyer in Areva. He has been a teaching assistant at SciencesPo Paris, and have held talks at ESSEC and the Burgundy School of Business. Mehdi joined IEDJA as a research associate after his internship at IHEJ.

Edouard Jourdain

Dr. Edouard Jourdain holds a doctorate in political studies from The advanced school for social studies (EHESS). His thesis explored war and theological-political problem, questioning the legacy of Karl Marx and Carl Schmitt. Specialising on Proudhon and anarchy, Edouard teaches political philosophy at the Institut catholique de Paris and l’Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Since 2010, at the IHEJ, Edouard holds seminars on legal and political philosophy for judges at the National school for the judiciary (ENM).