Member of Faculty
University of the Western Cape
|Dr Ashraf Booley|
Bio in brief
Ashraf Booley is a senior lecturer in the Department of Private Law at UWC. His research centres on the constitutionally based rights and freedoms of women in Islam, including a comparative analysis of the various religious codifications of Muslim personal law in legal systems in Africa with a particular focus on North Africa.
He has presented specialised lectures in International Humanitarian Law and Gender Equality and Women’s Rights at Masters’ level. His doctoral thesis is titled “Women’s Rights and Freedoms in Islamic Jurisprudence pertaining to Marriage and Divorce: Lessons for South Africa from Morocco and Tunisia”. He has published widely and presented numerous papers on the rights of women in Islam. His scholarship is exemplified by a critical comparative engagement with the constitutional work undertaken in Morocco and Tunisia following the Arab spring, with specific reference to the South African legal and constitutional contexts.
Dans l’intérêt commun: responsabilité et rétablissement pour les dégâts causés a l’environnement naturel pendant les conflits armés
In our common interest: Liability and redress for damage caused to the natural environment during armed conflict, pg 90
The effect of the 2011 Arab uprising in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena region): Morocco’s quest for constitutional reform and the 20 February Movement, pp 223-241
The legal and social complexities relating to self-determination: Internal and external self-determination and obligations erga omnes
Divorce and the law of Khul: A type of no fault divorce found within an Islamic legal framework, pg 37