Al Khanif


    Al Khanif has served as the director of the Centre since 2017, soon after the completion of his PhD in Law at the University of London, in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). He is one of the most senior academics at the Centre, with expertise in human rights, Indonesian law, Islamic law, minorities, and democracy. His most current publications have focussed on marginalisation and human rights, Islamic law, jural tradition, and constitutionalism published in Routledge and reputable journals.

In the last five years, he has led the Centre to collaborate in various academic endeavours. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The organisation of a human rights conference with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney;
  • Receiving competitive research grants from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN);
  • Research projects on the shrinking of civic space in Indonesia, political quota for women in Indonesian politics, the impact of business-oriented laws on the environment, and post-legislative scrutiny with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.