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Ali Hosseini is a PhD student of Global Governance in the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Born in Afghanistan, he experienced civil war and immigration following the former Soviet Union’s invasion of his country. Despite the hardships of migration, he obtained two B.A. degrees in Islamic Jurisprudence from the International Center for Islamic Studies (ICIS), and in statutory law from Mofid University, Iran. He continued his education at the post graduate level and obtained two M.A degrees in Islamic Jurisprudence from ICIS and in International Law from Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran.

Upon return to Afghanistan, he joined Kateb University in Kabul as a member of the Faculty of Law, and where he taught constitutional law, administrative law, international law and human rights. Later on, he joined the United Nations mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as a human rights officer. His professional work included promoting of and analyzing the human rights trends in the light of social, political and economic developments. He continued teaching and authored four books and several papers on the rule of law, government administration, human rights institutionalization and peace building.

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Premium Researcher Award from Allameh Tabataba’i University, Faculty of Law and Political Science, 2007
  • Scholarship from Allameh Tabataba’i University, M.A. in International Law, 2005
  • Scholarship from International Center for Islamic Studies, M.A. in Islamic Jurisprudence, 2001


  • Hosseini, Seyed Ali. Institutionalization of Human Rights in Afghanistan, Kabul: 2016, Saeed Publication, Print.
  • Hosseini, Seyed Ali. Administrative Law of Afghanistan, Kabul: 2013, Amiry Publication, Print.
  • “Inseparability of the rule of law and human rights”, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 1, Kateb University, 2013.
  • Hosseini, Seyed Ali. Rule of Law in Afghanistan Legal System, Kabul: 2010, Saeed Publication, print.
  • “Foundations of Human Rights in book of “Ethics” of Naseri”, Nebras Quarterly, Issues No. 5-6, summer 2010.
  • “Roles of Religious Fundamentalism and Human Rights Violations in Continuation of War in Afghanistan”, Nebras Quarterly, Issue No. 2, summer 2009.
  • (Co-author: Ziaei Bigdeli), “Responsibility of Afghanistan for the acts of Mujahedin and Taliban”, Law and Politics Research Journal, Faculty of Law and Politics, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Vol. 25, December 2008.
  • Hosseini, Seyed Ali. Public Order and Rule of Law in Islam, Qom: 2007, Solouk-e Javan Publisher, Print.
  • “Force Majeure in Domestic Law and International Law”, Legal Studies Quarterly, Second Year, Issue No. 8, winter 2007.
  • “Rights of landlocked states in the law of the sea”, New Discourse Quarterly, Kabul, Vol. 3, No. 10, summer 2006.
  • M.A. International Law, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, 2007
  • M.A. Islamic Jurisprudence, International Center for Islamic studies, Iran, 2005
  • B.A. Law, Mofid University, Iran, 2003
  • B.A. Islamic Jurisprudence, International Center for Islamic Studies, Iran, 2000

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