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Mohammad Reza Khabook

Reza was born in Tehran, Iran and obtained his LL.B from Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran, Iran) in 2016. He also completed his LL.M in Public Law by working on “the Conflict between Fundamental Rights and Public Interest in light of Exceptionalism” as his thesis at Shahid Beheshti University in 2018. Later, in 2020, by researching on “Deprivation of Citizenship Right of Foreign Terrorist Fighters; Case Study of the UK and Germany”, he graduated from a joint master`s degree in International Security Studies at Sant`Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa and the University of Trento as a fully granted student. He joined the Academy for European Human Rights Protection at the University of Cologne in Summer 2021.

Areas of research

  • Human Rights Protection
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • State of Emergency
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Rule of Law

Current research project

Right now Reza is writing his doctoral thesis about the Rule of Law, State of Emergency and State of a Health Emergency in the Covid-Pandemic.


Book chapters:

  • Khabook, M.R and Yavari, A. (2017), The Notion of Human Security and its influence on Support of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms


  • Komitaki, M. B., & Khabook, M. R. (2020). Nexus between exceptionalism and rule of law in the light of 'governmentality'. International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies7(3), 171-192. 



Reza Khabook
Research Assistant

Kerpener Str. 30
50937 Köln

Telephone +49 221 470-89068
E-mail m.r.khabook(at)