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Shamshina Bt. Mohamad Hanifa

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business Law - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Master of Comparative Laws - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Law - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Shamshina Bt. Mohamad Hanifa (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Shamshina bte Mohamad Hanifa is a law lecturer with IIUM specializing in the field of Maritime Law. Before joining IIUM, she was a researcher with, the Malaysian Human Rights Commission. She completed both her LLB (Hons) and Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) at IIUM and pursued her Ph.D from Putra Business School, University Putra Malaysia.
She has also produced a book and written a few articles which have been published in local journals.

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ International Law (Including Public and Private International Law, Law of the Sea, International Trade Law) - International Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Jurisprudence - Jurisprudence
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Environmental Law (Including Environmental Impact Assessment, Pollution Law, Heritage Law) - Environmental Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Criminal Law - Criminal Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Comparative Law - Comparative Law

Teaching Responsibilities

CRIMINAL LAW I 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
CRIMINAL LAW II 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016
FAMILY MANAGEMENT 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
FAMILY MANAGEMENT & PARENTING 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2008/2009
INTRODUCTION TO LAW 2006/2007 2005/2006 2004/2005
LAW OF CONTRACT I 2015/2016 2014/2015
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW I 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006


Understanding The Web Of Domestic Violence In Imperative To Finding The Right Solution.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
A Study On The Rights Of Teachers In Disciplining Students Within The Malaysian Educational System.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Constitutional And Legal Issues In Accession Of United Nations Convention Against Torture (Uncat).
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
The Concept Of Interpretation And Its Rules Under The Afghanistan Penal Code.
Master Completed 2024 Main Supervisor
Legal Protection Of Torture Victims In The Framework Of The Iraqi Legislation.
Master Completed 2022 Main Supervisor
The Legal Framework On Refugees In Malaysia: Balancing National Security And Human Rights.
Master Completed 2022 Co-supervisor

Research Projects

2005 - 2006 Trade Law and Environmental Law
2016 - Present Towards a Comprehensive Legal Approach on the Issue of Pedophilia in Malaysia



2019 Legal implication of necrophilia in Malaysia: a comparative legal analysis. Malayan Law Journal, 1 (1) pp. I-Ixxiii
2019 Legal implications of necrophilia in Malaysia: a comparative legal analysis. Shariah Law Reports, 1 () pp. i-xx
2018 Towards a comparative legal analysis on the legal issue of paedophilia in Malaysia and Islamic law. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 14 (2) pp. 225-246
2017 Abortion Under the Malaysian Penal Code: A Comparative Appraisal. Shariah Law Reports, [2017] 2 ShLR (April to June) pp. i-xxxiii
2017 Assault or using force to deter a public servant from discharging of official duty. Malayan Law Journal, 3 (May-June 2017) pp. xix-xxxiii
2017 Law of handcuffs. Current Law Journal, 8 ((A) 1) pp. i-v
2017 Malaysian anti-terrorism efforts & Islamic criminal justice system: a comparative appraisal. Journal of Public Security and Safety, 8 (2) pp. 49-76
2016 Paedophilia and sexual crimes against children in Malaysia. The Law Review, () pp. 530-542

2018 Domestic sexual violation: A legal commentary on spousal rape. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn - UTHM, ISBN: 978-967-2183-24-2
2017 Guilty mind in sexual crimes. Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-2110-04-0
2008 An introduction to trade law and environmental law. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789833855315