Research Associate

Mr. Yasir AbbasResearch Associate yasir@rsilpak.orgAbout Note: This is the biography page of a former staff member and may not be current. Mr. Yasir Abbas is a Research Associate at the Centre of Excellence for International Law (CEIL), at the National Defence University in Islamabad. Yasir went to the University of Sussex for his LLM as…

Research Associate

Mr. Faraz Khan YousafzaiResearch Associate farazyousafzai@rsilpak.orgAbout Note: This is the biography page of a former staff member and may not be current. Mr. Faraz Khan Yousafzai is working as a Research Associate at the recently established Center of Excellence for International Law (CEIL), at National Defence University’s Institute of Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis (ISSRA).…

Administrative Officer

Aamir KamalAdministrative Officer +92 51 8739300About Aamir Kamal joined RSIL as Administrative Officer in August 2011. Before that he worked in the Circulation Department of Daily Nawa-i-Waqt from 1999 to 2001 and as its Sales Promotion Officer from 2003 to 2011. Kamal Soofi holds a bachelor’s degree from University of the Punjab and completed his LLB…

Deputy Director

Zainab Mustafa is a Deputy Director at RSIL’s Lahore office. Her areas of focus include criminal justice reform, counter-terrorism, human rights, urban violence, international humanitarian law, and private international law.

Senior Visiting Fellow

Minahil Khan is a Senior Visiting Fellow at RSIL’s Islamabad Office. Her areas of expertise are human rights, detention regimes, counter-terrorism and environmental law.

Research Fellow

Hira Arif is a Research Fellow at RSIL’s Lahore Office. Ms. Riar holds a B.A.-LL.B. (Honours) from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and an LLM from Duke University.

Senior Research Associate

Shayan Ahmed Khan is currently working at the Research Society of International Law (RSIL) as a Research Associate. He has done extensive research in the fields of Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law. Within Pakistani law, he has conducted research in constitutional law, criminal law and the law relating to counter-terrorism. Prior to joining RSIL, he has done internships at the International Committee of the Red Cross where he worked on compiling State Practice for the Customary IHL Project, drafted a report on the weapons convention that Pakistan has ratified and drafted the role play simulation for the 9th Henry Dunant Moot Court Competition Pakistan National Rounds. Thereafter, he interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan where he worked under the Principal Legal Advisor and researched on inter alia the Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan) and the Indus Water Treaty.

Senior Research Associate

Zoha ShahidSenior Research Associate +92 51 8739300About Ms. Zoha Shahid is a Senior Research Associate at RSIL’s Islamabad Office. She completed her LL.B (Hons) from the University of London International Programmes with an Upper Second Class. Prior to joining RSIL, she worked as a Course Coordinator at the School of International Law, along with…

Junior Research Associate

Seemal Hameed presently works as a Junior Research Associate at the Research Society of International Law. Ms. Hameed’s areas of interest include the implementation of international human rights obligations pertaining to the rights of children, and criminal justice reform. She assisted in drafting a Guide for Civil Servants in Pakistan and in capacity building exercises for the Police and Prosecution. Furthermore, Ms. Hameed, along with other RSIL team members drafted a report analyzing Pakistan’s State practice and international human rights obligations for the Ministry of Human Rights.