Afrooz Maghzi Najafabadi

Dr. Maghzi Najafabadi

Research Associate

Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE)

Bohlenplatz 6
91054 Erlangen

Office hours

on appointment

Personal details

seit 10/2022 Research Associate at the Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
seit 07/2017 PhD candidate at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (title: „Non-State Justice in Europe in the light of the European Convention of Human Rights“) and Research Associate at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle-Wittenberg
2015-2016 LLM, University College Dublin (Ireland)
2013-2015 Researcher at the Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
seit 06/2003 Attorney at law and legal consultant at the Central Bar Association, Teheran, Iran
2011-2004 LLM, Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Mazandaran (Iran)
1996-2000 LL.B., University of Tehran (Iran)

Research profile

  • Legal pluralism
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sexual Crimes
  • Violence against Women and Children
  • Family Law, Human Rights Law, Islamic law
  • Political crimes, criminal law and civil society


  • (forthcoming) Beyond Shadow Justice: Systematics analysis of types and functions of non-state justice in minority groups. Book chapter for the forthcoming collective publication of the project Conflict Regulation in Germany’s Plural Society, Max Planck Institute for social anthropology, Halle/Saale.
  • (2017) The new Iranian penal code: traditionalist versus modern approaches. In: Abdurrahman Eren and Refik M. Korkusuz (eds.). Islamic criminal law 2. 1. ed. Istanbul: Lale Yayıncılık; Uluslararası Hukukçular Birliği, pp. 30–49.
  • (2017) Challenges to the regulation of sexuality under Iranian criminal law. In: Silvia Tellenbach und Thoralf Hanstein (eds.). Beiträge zum Islamischen Recht XII. 1. ed. Leipziger Beiträge zur Orientforschung 36. Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, pp. 99–132.