Associate Professor





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Room 633
Faculty of Law
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Dr Asif Hameed is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Asif’s interests lie in constitutional law, political theory and international law. He took his Law degrees at Oxford and worked at four successive UK universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Royal Holloway, University of London.

Asif is currently investigating whether high-stakes political questions can be addressed impartially and, if so, how far they should be. He looks forward to reflecting on these issues in Asia and in Hong Kong, which has a particularly rich concentration of academics thinking about the relations between democratic and meritocratic forms of government.


  • ‘What Legislation Is (Not): Comparing Legislation and Legal Rulings’ (2023) Law and Philosophy (forthcoming)
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  • ‘Parliament’s Constitution: Legislative Disruption of Implied Repeal’ (2023) 43 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 429
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  • ‘UK Withdrawal from the EU: Supremacy, Indirect Effect and Retained EU Law’ (2022) 85 Modern Law Review 726
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  • ‘The Rule of Recognition and Sources of Law in Miller’ [2019] Public Law 53
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  • ‘Some Misunderstandings about Legislation and Law’ (2017) 16 Chinese Journal of International Law 475
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  • ‘The Monarchy and Politics’ [2016] Public Law 401
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  • ‘Unravelling the Mystery of Jus Cogens in International Law’ (2014) 84 British Yearbook of International Law 52
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