Dr Nadir Hosen, currently at Monash University has been a long-standing CPICL Fellow since the Centre’s inception in 2003. He is internationally known for his expertise in Shari'a and Indonesian law. Dr Hosen has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the problems and the prospects of Indonesian law reform in four different areas: the constitution, politics, human rights and anti-corruption. As a strong defender of the rule of law and good governance, his research offers a new perspective beyond legal studies, where he also considers historico-cultural, socio-cultural and political aspects. Dr Hosen completed two PhDs: the first PhD (Law) was at the University of Wollongong and the second PhD (Sharia law) at the National University of Singapore.

He is the author of several seminal works on Indonesian Law including  Human Rights, Politics and Corruption in Indonesia: A Critical Reflection on the Post Soeharto Era, (Republic of Letters Publishing, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2010); (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 2007); a co-editor (with Joseph Liow) of Islam in Southeast Asia, 4 volumes, (Routledge, London, 2010),  and Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law (Edward Elgar, UK, 2013 and 2015) co-written with CPICL Fellow Ann Black and Hossein Esmaeili. His recent edited book is Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society (Edward Elgar, UK) which includes a chapter from CPICL Fellow Ann Black on ‘Colonial legacies: family law in Singapore and Australia’.

He has also published best-seller books in Indonesian language (Bahasa) such as Tafsir al-Qur'an di Medsos; Islam Yes, Khilafah No (2 vols); Saring Sebelum Sharing; Ngaji Fikih. He is known in Indonesian communities as "Gus Nadir", a well-respected Muslim scholar and spiritual leader, amongst Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Islamic organisation in Indonesia with more than 60 million members. His 400,000 Twitter followers testify to the impact of his research.

For recent journal articles and book chapters on Indonesian law see: Nadir Hosen – Research output — Monash University