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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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In February 2000, Nadjma Yassari assumed her activities as research fellow responsible for the law of Islamic countries at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. She was project leader of the Research Group "Family Law in Afghanistan". Since 2009 she has led the Max Planck Research Group "Changes in God’s Law: An Inner-Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law".

The emphasis of her research is on the national and international private law of Islamic countries in the Near and Middle East as well as in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In October 2010, with the completion of an academic textbook on Afghan family law, the department for the laws of Islamic countries brought to conclusion the project, begun in May 2003. 

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The Research Group “Changes in God's Law – An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws" has been in existence since 2009. Until 2016 it was funded by the Max Planck Society; owing to the generous support of the Max Plank Foundation the Research Group will continue its research efforts.
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