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Meet our Authors: Mutaz Qafisheh - June 2015

Dr. Mutaz M. Qafisheh is Dean and Professor of International Law, College of Law, Hebron University, Palestine. He received a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and is a practicing international lawyer, advising a number of global organizations, including the UN and the PLO.

He has formerly worked as Human Rights Officer at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Beirut and Ramallah; Regional Director of Penal Reform International, Middle East and North Africa, Amman; Director of Security Sector Reform, Birzeit; Director of Legal Education at Palestinian Law Schools, Al-Quds; Legal Advisor to the Palestinian Parliament; and Co-Founder of the Human Rights Program at Al-Quds-Bard Honors College, Jerusalem-New York. Mutaz has authored and edited seven books, including Palestine Membership in the United Nations: Legal and Practical Implications with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and twenty refereed journal articles published across the globe. Global Legal Education Approaches: Special Reference to the Middle East is due for publication with Cambridge Scholars later this year.


Mutaz explains why he chose to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“In my extensive publishing experience over the past 16 years, working with Cambridge Scholars has been unique, productive and enjoyable. Thanks to Cambridge Scholars’ wide distribution list, my book has reached a number of major libraries throughout the world. Cambridge Scholars’ editors and staff are professional, flexible and understanding. Those who work in academia often face conflicting deadlines due to teaching, writing, conferences, and administrative tasks, and we do expect extra time to finish our writings. Whenever I needed a justifiable extension, the staff at Cambridge Scholars were ready to cooperate.

This book has been cited and reviewed by a considerable number of scholars across the globe, and I have been invited to give talks about the book in India, Palestine/Israel, France, the UK, the USA, and Canada. Now there is almost no conference on Palestine/Israel in most parts of the world to which I am not invited, mainly as a result of publishing this work. For these reasons, I have agreed with a co-editor from the University of California, Berkeley, to submit another book titled “Global Legal Education Approaches: Special Reference to the Middle East” for publication with Cambridge Scholars in 2015.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Palestine Membership in the United Nations: Legal and Practical Implications. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUN15 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 14th July 2015.


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