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Nadjma Yassari is the Director of the Research Group "Changes in God's Law - An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws" at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Her main fields of research are national and private international law of Islamic countries, in particular the Arab Middle East, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan with a special focus on family and successions law.

Born on March 6th, 1971 in Teheran, Iran Nadjma Yassari studied law in Vienna, Paris and London. She holds a LL.M. degree from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and a LL.D. from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 2000/2001 she spent a year at the University of Damascus in Syria, faculty of language. In 2016 she was awarded a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) from the University of Hamburg.