In 2011, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies established the Sultan Azlan Shah Fellowship in honour of His Royal Highness Sultan Azlan Shah with the following aim: “The Sultan Azlan Shah Fellowship will enable the Centre to broaden and enrich the teaching of law at Oxford and help promote understanding between different legal traditions and the societies by which they have been nurtured. It will create an enduring legacy for the visions and achievements of His Royal Highness and most appropriately it would do so at the alma mater of the Crown Prince of Perak, HRH Raja Dr Nazrin Shah (now His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, Sultan of Perak), and at the first Muslim institution of its kind to be established in the 900-year history of the University of Oxford.”
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers was appointed the first Sultan Azlan Shah Fellow in 2013. Lord Phillips also delivered the Seventeenth Sultan Azlan Shah Law Lecture in 2003 entitled “Right to Privacy: The Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998”.
On 12 February 2014, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the first Sultan Azlan Shah Fellow, delivered a lecture on “The Elastic Jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights” at the University of Oxford.
On 10 February 2015, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies inaugurated a new series of lectures under the auspices of the Sultan Azlan Shah Fellowship.
The distinguished inaugural lecturer was the Rt Hon Lord Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, who on 10 February 2015 delivered a lecture entitled “The Rule of Law as the Foundation for Good Inter-Faith Relations.”
On 24 February 2015, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the first Sultan Azlan Shah Fellow, delivered a lecture entitled “International Conventions Against Corruption: Do They Make A Difference?” at the University of Oxford.
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. HRH The Prince of Wales is the Patron of the Centre. It is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of scholars and statesmen from different parts of the world, alongside representatives of the University of Oxford.
The full list of lectures delivered under the auspices of the Sultan Azlan Shah Fellowship are expected to made available in the near future.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, First Sultan Azlan Shah Fellow | Oxford, 12 February 2014
Lord Woolf, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales | Oxford, 10 February 2015
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, First Sultan Azlan Shah Fellow | Oxford, 24 February 2015
Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, Justice of the United Kingdom Supreme Court | Oxford, 26 November 2015