Zainab Mustafa is a Research Associate at RSIL’s Islamabad office. Ms. Mustafa completed her LL.B from the University of London (External System) with Upper Second Class Honours. She also holds an LL.M degree (Upper Second Class Honours) in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick.
Ms. Mustafa joined RSIL’s Islamabad office for a period of one year (2013-2014) after her LL.B graduation. Due to her passion for International Law, she pursued research on International Humanitarian Law during her LL.M (2014-2015) and wrote her thesis on, ‘The Law pertaining to Non-International Armed Conflict under the tenets of International Humanitarian Law and its application in Pakistan.’
After graduating from Warwick, Ms. Mustafa joined the Supreme Court Clerkship Program, where she served as Justice Umar Ata Bandial’s Law Clerk for one year (2015-2016), during which Ms. Mustafa drafted memoranda of cases, conducted research for judgements, vetted orders, examined case files and wrote draft judgements.
In the capacity of Research Associate at RSIL, she has worked on projects related to strengthening the criminal justice system of Pakistan, in accordance with international human rights; environmental laws, and served as Team Lead for drafting a Policy Brief pertaining to the EU’s GSP Plus Regime.