Saeed Bagheri

Regional Correspondent

Saeed is the Oxford Human Rights Hub’s Regional Correspondent for the Middle East. He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Law School at the University of Reading. He was also a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Law Department of the European University Institute (2017-19). Saeed has held Visiting Fellowship at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge (Summer 2018) and Visiting Scholarship the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University Law School (Spring 2018). He was a Visiting Lecturer at the University College London (UCL) (Spring 2018) and Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Akdeniz University in Turkey (2015-17). 

Saeed’s most recent publications include:

  • Bagheri, S. “The Paths to Peace in the Post-Islamic State Iraq”, 31 Peace Review 4 (2019), to be published;
  • Bagheri, S. “Expanding Nuclear Threats to Peace: Prospects for the Non-Proliferation Regime”, 35 International Journal on World Peace 3 (2018), pp. 9-44;
  • Bagheri, S. “The Legal Aspects of Turkey’s War Against the PKK: A Case for Self-Defence within the Context of International Law”, Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law 2017 (2018), pp. 155-172;
  • Bagheri, S. “Iran’s Attitude to Security in the Strait of Hormuz: An International Law Perspective”, New Zealand Yearbook of International Law [Vol. 13] (2015), pp. 83-106;
  • Bagheri, S. “Turkish Military Intervention in Mosul: A Legal and Political Perspective”, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law (2017).

He can be reached via email at and on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Twitter.