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Dr Mazen Masri

Senior Lecturer in Law and Deputy Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise)

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Dr Mazen Masri joined the City Law School in September 2013. He has previously taught at the University of Toronto and York University in Toronto, Canada.

Mazen obtained his LLB degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his LLM degree from the University of Toronto. He received his PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, Canada. Mazen is a qualified lawyer and a member of the Israeli Bar Association. He has worked as a lawyer and consultant, and has served as legal advisor to the Negotiations Affairs Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Mazen has published and lectured widely on the legal aspects of the Israeli-Arab conflict. His doctoral dissertation examined the meaning and implications of Israel's constitutional definition as a Jewish and democratic state.

In addition to research and teaching, Mazen maintains professional links with a number of civil society organisations. He is a member of the academic committee of the Israel studies programme at Mada al-Carmel: The Arab Centre for Applied Social Research based in Haifa, and a member of the Steering Committee of Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture in Amman.


Mazen's main research interests include constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism, constitutional theory, public international law and human rights law. In addition, he has an interest in academic freedom. His scholarly work explores the interaction between law and broader social, political and economic questions.

PhD supervision

Dr Masri welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students in the areas of public law, public international law and international human rights, especially in relation to the Middle East.


Journal Article (5)

  1. Masri, M. (01 Aug 2015). The two-state model and Israeli constitutionalism: Impact on the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Journal of Palestine Studies, 44(4), 7-20. doi: 10.1525/jps.2015.44.4.7
  2. Masri, M. (01 Jan 2015). The Implications of the Acquisition of a New Nationality for the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees. Asian Journal of International Law, 5(2), 356-386. doi: 10.1017/S2044251314000241
  3. Masri, M. (2013). Love Suspended: Demography, Comparative Law, and Palestinian Couples in the Israeli Supreme Court. Social and Legal Studies: An International Journal, 22(3), 309-334. doi: 10.1177/0964663912472095

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  4. Masri, M. (2011). A Tale of Two Conferences: On Power, Identity, and Academic Freedom. Journal of Academic Freedom, 2, 1-28.
  5. Masri, M. (2009). Book Review of From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1891-1949, by Victor Kattan. Palestine Yearbook of International Law, 455-458.

Book (1)

  1. Masri, M. (23 Feb 2017). The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

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Chapter (1)

  1. Masri, M. (26 Apr 2012). Israel's Wall, Displacement, and Palestinian Resistance in the West Bank. Coleman, D., Glanville, E.G., Hasan, W. and Kramer-Hamstra, A. (Ed.), Countering Displacements: The Creativity and Resilience of Indigenous and Refugee-ed Peoples (pp. 59-86) University of Alberta. ISBN: 0888645929.

Other (1)

  1. Masri, M. (08 Jan 2015). Israel’s “Jewish State” Bill: Does it Really Change Anything?.

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