Mr. Jamal Aziz joined RSIL in December 2011. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, he was serving as a Research Fellow in RSIL’s Islamabad Office. During this time, he acted as RSIL’s focal person for research, analysis and legislative drafting relating to criminal justice reform and national security. He served as Team Lead on various RSIL projects relating to counter-terrorism, the promotion and integration of international humanitarian law in Pakistan, actions in aid of civil power, witness protection and correctional services.
Between 2012-2013 Mr. Aziz was deputed to work with the Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this capacity, he was involved in the negotiation, drafting and interpretation of international agreements involving a wide range of matters relating to international humanitarian law, human rights, environmental protection, nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, extradition and transfer of offenders treaties, diplomatic and consular conventions, mutual legal assistance, territorial issues, sovereignty, drone strikes, water disputes, Pak-Iran gas pipeline, international arbitration, bilateral investment treaties, etc.
Mr. Aziz is a member of the visiting faculties of the National Defence University and The Institute of Legal Studies, Islamabad and is a lecturer of International Law and Public Law respectively.
Jamal Aziz earned his LL.M with Distinction from University College London (UCL) in 2010 and completed his LL.B with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of London in 2008. He belongs to the Charsadda District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and is currently based in Islamabad. He is fluent in Pashto, English, and Urdu and can also speak German.