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Bagheri, Saeed

Lecturer in International Law

University of Reading, United Kingdom



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2017/2018

Ph.D. Institution

Ankara University , Turkey


Saeed Bagheri is a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Law Department at the EUI. He teaches and writes on public international law with a particular focus on the most recent developments in international law as it adapts to contemporary challenges. Much of his research addresses issues in the contexts of the law of armed conflict, the law governing the use of armed force, human rights, nuclear law and international peace and security. Saeed earned his PhD in Public International Law (Department of Public Law) in 2015 from Ankara University. Focusing on the nuclear non-proliferation regime, his PhD research examined the basic rules of international humanitarian law limiting the use of nuclear weapons during armed conflicts.From September 2015 until June 2017, Saeed served as assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of Akdeniz University in Turkey. At the beginning of 2017, Saeed started a new extensive book project on the legality of the extra-territorial use of military force in international law that will deal with the case of Islamic State. As a Max Weber Fellow, he will put particular emphasis on advancing this study. More precisely, he will investigate the legal and political approaches to the use of military force against armed non-State actors (ANSAs) and terrorist groups based in another country.Saeed is the author and co-author of a number of articles and op-eds in his field of study. He has published articles on the law of armed conflict, nuclear law, human rights, terrorism and security in international peer-reviewed journals and blogs.
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