Associate Professor Salim Farrar

LLB LLM (Lond) Dip Sharia Law & Practice (IIU Malaysia) PhD (Warw) PGCert Teaching in Higher Education (Coventry)
Associate Director, Centre for Asian and Pacific Law

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0393
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Website Centre for Asian and Pacific Law
Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Biographical details

Salim Farrar first graduated in Law from King’s College London in 1991 and was called to the English Bar in 1992. Following a two-year stint in Malaysia from 1994-1996, he returned to England to pursue a doctorate in comparative criminal justice at the University of Warwick and as a British Academy Scholar. Upon completion of his doctorate, Salim went on to teach at the Universities of Coventry, Warwick and Manchester before his most recent appointment as an Associate Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia in 2004. His principal research and teaching interests are in Islamic Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights, with a particular focus on Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Salim speaks English, Arabic, Bahasa Malaysia and French, and has just written a book on the reforms of the Malaysian criminal process.

Research interests

  • Islamic law
  • Human rights
  • Criminal justice
  • Comparative criminal justice in Asia

Teaching and supervision

  • Evidence
  • Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Islamic Law and Commerce
  • Law and Investment in Asia
  • Southeast Asia Winter School

Selected publications

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Books

  • Farrar, S. (2008). The Criminal Process in Malaysia: Cases and Materials (revised edition). Malaysia: Pearson Prentice Hall.
  • Farrar, S. (2007). The Criminal Process in Malaysia: Cases and Materials Volume 1. Malaysia: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Edited Books

  • Mitchell, B., Farrar, S. (2008). Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing 4th Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Mitchell, B., Farrar, S. (2006). Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing 3rd Edition. United States: Oxford University Press.
  • Mitchell, B., Farrar, S. (2002). Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing 1st Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Farrar, S. (2013). Crime and Criminal Justice in Malaysia. In Jianhong Liu, Bill Hebenton, Susyan Jou (Eds.), Handbook of Asian Criminology, (pp. 231-246). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Farrar, S. (2013). Enforcing the Law against Enforcers: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission. In Khairil Azmin Mokhtar (Eds.), Constitutional Law and Human Rights in Malaysia: Topical Issues and Perspectives, (pp. 183-197). Selangor, Malaysia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Farrar, S. (2012). Degrading Searches and Illegally Obtained Evidence in the Malaysian Criminal Justice System. In P Roberts & J Hunter (Eds.), Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions, (pp. 103-118). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Farrar, S. (2012). Islamic Banking and Finance - The Australian Way. In A Trakic & H Tajuddin (eds) (Eds.), Islamic Banking and Finance: Principles, Instruments & Operations, (pp. 563-592). Malaysia: The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd.
  • Farrar, S. (2011). Foreign Investment Laws and the Role of FDI in Malaysia's 'New' Economic Model. In Vivienne Bath & Luke Nottage (Eds.), Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia, (pp. 153-173). Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Farrar, S. (2005). Risk v. Due Process: Placing Asian Counter-Terrorism Strategies Under a Rule of Law: Problems and Prospects. In HHL Roque (Eds.), Asia-Pacific Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, (pp. 93-112). The Philippines: Institute of International Legal Studies.

Journals

  • Farrar, S. (2014). Arab Acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Partners in Development? (Forthcoming). The Law and Development Review.
  • Farrar, S. (2011). Accommodating Islamic Banking and Finance in Australia. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 34(1), 413-442.
  • Farrar, S. (2011). Law and Development in the Islamic World: New Possibilities. The Law and Development Review, 4(2), 114-127. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2009). The 'New' Malaysian Criminal Procedure: Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act 2006. Asian Journal of Criminology, 4(2), 129-144. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2007). An Islamic Response to the "Human Rights" Discourse; Analysis of the Problem and Proposal for an Alternative Dialogue. Journal of Islamic Law Review, , 27-62.
  • Farrar, S. (2007). Muslim Laws, Politics and Society in Modern Nation States: Dynamic Legal Pluralisms in England, Turkey and Pakistan. Ihsan Yilmaz. Asian Journal of Criminology, 2(2), 97-99.
  • Farrar, S. (2005). Revelation, Philosophy and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights: Reconciling the Irreconcilable? I I U M Law Journal, , 259-291.
  • Farrar, S. (2003). Islamic jurisprudence and the role of the accused: a re-examination. Legal Studies, 23(4), 587-604.

Conferences

  • Farrar, S. (2013). Partners in development? Arab acquisitions in Islamic Africa. Law and Development Conference 2013: Legal and Development Implications of International Land Acquisitions, Kyoto, Japan: Presentation.
  • Krayem, G., Farrar, S. (2012). What is 'accommodation' of Shariah? Does one size fit all or will the 'shoe' never fit? An ontological inquiry across Common Law jurisdictions. Multiple Religious Modernities Conference 2012, Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2010). Law in Development Under Malaysia’s ‘New Economic Model’ and the Opportunities for Korean Involvement. 'G20 and Global Legislation Strategies' (2010), KLRI 20th Anniversary International Conference, Seoul, South Korea: Korean Legislative Research Institute.

Other

  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.

2014

  • Farrar, S. (2014). Arab Acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Partners in Development? (Forthcoming). The Law and Development Review.

2013

  • Farrar, S. (2013). Crime and Criminal Justice in Malaysia. In Jianhong Liu, Bill Hebenton, Susyan Jou (Eds.), Handbook of Asian Criminology, (pp. 231-246). New York: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Farrar, S. (2013). Enforcing the Law against Enforcers: The Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission. In Khairil Azmin Mokhtar (Eds.), Constitutional Law and Human Rights in Malaysia: Topical Issues and Perspectives, (pp. 183-197). Selangor, Malaysia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Farrar, S. (2013). Partners in development? Arab acquisitions in Islamic Africa. Law and Development Conference 2013: Legal and Development Implications of International Land Acquisitions, Kyoto, Japan: Presentation.

2012

  • Farrar, S. (2012). Degrading Searches and Illegally Obtained Evidence in the Malaysian Criminal Justice System. In P Roberts & J Hunter (Eds.), Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions, (pp. 103-118). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Farrar, S. (2012). Islamic Banking and Finance - The Australian Way. In A Trakic & H Tajuddin (eds) (Eds.), Islamic Banking and Finance: Principles, Instruments & Operations, (pp. 563-592). Malaysia: The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd.
  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.
  • Krayem, G., Farrar, S. (2012). What is 'accommodation' of Shariah? Does one size fit all or will the 'shoe' never fit? An ontological inquiry across Common Law jurisdictions. Multiple Religious Modernities Conference 2012, Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.

2011

  • Farrar, S. (2011). Accommodating Islamic Banking and Finance in Australia. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 34(1), 413-442.
  • Farrar, S. (2011). Foreign Investment Laws and the Role of FDI in Malaysia's 'New' Economic Model. In Vivienne Bath & Luke Nottage (Eds.), Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia, (pp. 153-173). Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Farrar, S. (2011). Law and Development in the Islamic World: New Possibilities. The Law and Development Review, 4(2), 114-127. [More Information]

2010

  • Farrar, S. (2010). Law in Development Under Malaysia’s ‘New Economic Model’ and the Opportunities for Korean Involvement. 'G20 and Global Legislation Strategies' (2010), KLRI 20th Anniversary International Conference, Seoul, South Korea: Korean Legislative Research Institute.

2009

  • Farrar, S. (2009). The 'New' Malaysian Criminal Procedure: Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act 2006. Asian Journal of Criminology, 4(2), 129-144. [More Information]

2008

  • Mitchell, B., Farrar, S. (2008). Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing 4th Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Farrar, S. (2008). The Criminal Process in Malaysia: Cases and Materials (revised edition). Malaysia: Pearson Prentice Hall.

2007

  • Farrar, S. (2007). An Islamic Response to the "Human Rights" Discourse; Analysis of the Problem and Proposal for an Alternative Dialogue. Journal of Islamic Law Review, , 27-62.
  • Farrar, S. (2007). Muslim Laws, Politics and Society in Modern Nation States: Dynamic Legal Pluralisms in England, Turkey and Pakistan. Ihsan Yilmaz. Asian Journal of Criminology, 2(2), 97-99.
  • Farrar, S. (2007). The Criminal Process in Malaysia: Cases and Materials Volume 1. Malaysia: Pearson Prentice Hall.

2006

  • Mitchell, B., Farrar, S. (2006). Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing 3rd Edition. United States: Oxford University Press.

2005

  • Farrar, S. (2005). Revelation, Philosophy and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights: Reconciling the Irreconcilable? I I U M Law Journal, , 259-291.
  • Farrar, S. (2005). Risk v. Due Process: Placing Asian Counter-Terrorism Strategies Under a Rule of Law: Problems and Prospects. In HHL Roque (Eds.), Asia-Pacific Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, (pp. 93-112). The Philippines: Institute of International Legal Studies.

2003

  • Farrar, S. (2003). Islamic jurisprudence and the role of the accused: a re-examination. Legal Studies, 23(4), 587-604.

2002

  • Mitchell, B., Farrar, S. (2002). Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing 1st Edition. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

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