Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ph.D (Osgoode); C.Q. (NCA); LL.M (Leeds); B.A. Hons (Toronto)

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Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

International Law
Middle East History
Third World Approaches to International Law
Law of the Sea
Geopolitics of Oil

Subjects Taught


Brief Biodata

Dr. Hammoudi completed his PhD in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in June 2018. His dissertation, entitled "'The Pomegranate Tree Has Smothered Me': International Law, Imperialism & Labour Struggle in Iraq, 1917-1960," explores the role of international law in the state formation and imperial control of Hashemite Iraq and details the struggles of the labour movement.

Dr. Hammoudi has published in several academic journals, including Third World Quarterly and Transnational Legal Theory. He has been awarded several scholarships and grants, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Newton W. Rowell Graduate Scholarship in Law and the Hon. William Z. Estey Teaching Fellowship in Law.

Dr. Hammoudi completed his LLM at the University of Leeds. He subsequently articled at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Prior to law school, he received a BA Honours from the University of Toronto in Political Science and Philosophy.

Representative Publications

1. "Iraq, Imperialism, Political Economy, and International Law" in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, 2nd Edition (Palgrave McMillan, 2019).

2. "The Conjunctural in International Law: the revolutionary struggle against semi-peripheral sovereignty in Iraq" Third World Quarterly, (2016), Vol. 37, No.11, 2028-2046. Re-published in Usha Natarajan, John Reynolds, Amar Bhatia and Sujith Xavier (eds.), Third World Approaches to International Law: On Praxis and the Intellectual, (London: Routledge, 2018).

3. "Re-Constituting the Hegemony of Western law in the Third World: A Post-Colonial Critique of Twining’s ‘General Jurisprudence,’" (2013) Transnational Legal Theory, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 527-548.

Publication List