Dr Loqman Radpey
is a research fellow of the Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law (ECIGL) in Scotland. Since 2012, he has studied and written extensively on Kurdistan and statehood, self-determination and the Kurds. Loqman completed the PhD in Law at the University of Edinburgh in early 2022. His thesis offers a Middle Eastern perspective on the right of self-determination. Its distinctive historical innovation is the observation that the Kurds are poised between the ideal of the unitary nation-state and the reality of multinational states. It represents the first comprehensive historico-legal account of the treatment of Kurdish aspirations to an independent Kurdistan (i.e., statehood)
within the international law literature on self-determination over time. Recently, he has been focusing on Eastern Kurdistan and the war in Ukraine.