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 is a comparative legal scholar and author (with Dr Ghena Krayem) of "Accommodating Muslims under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis" (2016, 2018, Routledge). Before coming to Sydney, he taught in Malaysia (IIUM) and in the UK (Manchester, Warwick and Coventry). He is Director of Islamic Law at the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the Sydney Law School. In addition to Malaysian law, his current interests and expertise lie in the legal intersections between religious faith, practice and citizenship, the ‘lived’ Shari’a, and their impacts on economic, social and human development

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

Current research students

Project title Research student
The search for political legitimacy in Malaysia : An analysis and concessions and handouts. As case study of the ethnic Indians of Malaysia Murali RAJARAM

Selected publications

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Books

  • Farrar, S., Krayem, G. (2018). Accommodating Muslims Under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis (Paperback edition). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Farrar, S., Krayem, G. (2016). Accommodating Muslims under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • 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., Muhamad, M. (2018). Reliability and Reform of Expert Evidence in Malaysia's Developmental State: Putting the Cart before the Horse? In Paul Roberts, Michael Stockdale (Eds.), Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony: Reliability Through Reform?, (pp. 333-353). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Profiting from Shari'a: Islamic Banking and Finance in Australia. In Adam Possamai, James T. Richardson, Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies from Around the World, (pp. 269-289). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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 and H Tajuddin (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 and 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? The Law and Development Review, 7(2), 243-274. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2014). The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation: Forever on the Periphery of Public International Law? Chinese Journal of International Law, 13(4), 787-817. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2011). Accommodating Islamic Banking and Finance in Australia. UNSW 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. (2019). The Role of Islamic Ethics and the Setting Up of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in the torn Muslim World. Earth@Peace: A Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace Conference, University of Divinity, Melbourne: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S., Manaf, A., Abdul, H. (2018). Between facility and prohibition: reforming secular organ transplantation laws in South East Asia against a backdrop of Shari'ah and religious values. International Conference on Organ Transplantation in Islam, School of Humanities and Arts, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2018). Religious Excuses and the "Culture Defence": Can and Should 'Religious' Claims be Recognised in a Liberal, Secular and Democratic Public Square? 7th National University of Singapore (NUS) - Sydney Law Symposium 2018: Multiple Perspectives on the Criminal Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2017). Towards Child-friendly Justice: Some Comparative Reflections on Recent Reforms to Sexual Offences against Children in Malaysia and Australia. 25th Annual Conference on the 'Contemporary Trends in Justice Systems', College of Law, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2017). Witness Intermediaries - the NSW Scheme: from 'Children's Champions' to Persons with Disabilities. 25th Annual Conference on the 'Contemporary Trends in Justice Systems', College of Law, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2016). Understanding Procedural Delay and the Limits of Law: Arguing the Case for Cultural and Religious Inputs in Drafting Guidelines of Timeliness. United Arab Emirates University, College of Laws, Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Countering Violent Extremism Summit, Roundtable Discussion. Youth Intervention, Evaluation and Policy: University of Sydney, Darlington Centre 2015, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Developing Muslim Chaplaincy Guidelines. Darlington Centre, University of Sydney 2015, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Guest of Honour. Muslim Legal Network Annual Ramadan Dinner 2015, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Organizer and Presenter. Asia Pacific Awqaf (Islamic Endowments) Symposium 2015: Sydney Law School, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • 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.

2019

  • Farrar, S. (2019). The Role of Islamic Ethics and the Setting Up of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in the torn Muslim World. Earth@Peace: A Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace Conference, University of Divinity, Melbourne: Presentation.

2018

  • Farrar, S., Krayem, G. (2018). Accommodating Muslims Under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis (Paperback edition). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Farrar, S., Manaf, A., Abdul, H. (2018). Between facility and prohibition: reforming secular organ transplantation laws in South East Asia against a backdrop of Shari'ah and religious values. International Conference on Organ Transplantation in Islam, School of Humanities and Arts, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S., Muhamad, M. (2018). Reliability and Reform of Expert Evidence in Malaysia's Developmental State: Putting the Cart before the Horse? In Paul Roberts, Michael Stockdale (Eds.), Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony: Reliability Through Reform?, (pp. 333-353). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2018). Religious Excuses and the "Culture Defence": Can and Should 'Religious' Claims be Recognised in a Liberal, Secular and Democratic Public Square? 7th National University of Singapore (NUS) - Sydney Law Symposium 2018: Multiple Perspectives on the Criminal Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2017

  • Farrar, S. (2017). Towards Child-friendly Justice: Some Comparative Reflections on Recent Reforms to Sexual Offences against Children in Malaysia and Australia. 25th Annual Conference on the 'Contemporary Trends in Justice Systems', College of Law, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2017). Witness Intermediaries - the NSW Scheme: from 'Children's Champions' to Persons with Disabilities. 25th Annual Conference on the 'Contemporary Trends in Justice Systems', College of Law, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE: Presentation.

2016

  • Farrar, S., Krayem, G. (2016). Accommodating Muslims under Common Law: A Comparative Analysis. Abingdon: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2016). Understanding Procedural Delay and the Limits of Law: Arguing the Case for Cultural and Religious Inputs in Drafting Guidelines of Timeliness. United Arab Emirates University, College of Laws, Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, UAE: Presentation.

2015

  • Farrar, S. (2015). Countering Violent Extremism Summit, Roundtable Discussion. Youth Intervention, Evaluation and Policy: University of Sydney, Darlington Centre 2015, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Developing Muslim Chaplaincy Guidelines. Darlington Centre, University of Sydney 2015, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Guest of Honour. Muslim Legal Network Annual Ramadan Dinner 2015, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Organizer and Presenter. Asia Pacific Awqaf (Islamic Endowments) Symposium 2015: Sydney Law School, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Farrar, S. (2015). Profiting from Shari'a: Islamic Banking and Finance in Australia. In Adam Possamai, James T. Richardson, Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), The Sociology of Shari'a: Case Studies from Around the World, (pp. 269-289). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [More Information]

2014

  • Farrar, S. (2014). Arab Acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Partners in Development? The Law and Development Review, 7(2), 243-274. [More Information]
  • Farrar, S. (2014). The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation: Forever on the Periphery of Public International Law? Chinese Journal of International Law, 13(4), 787-817. [More Information]

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. [More Information]
  • 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 and H Tajuddin (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. UNSW 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 and 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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