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). He conducts extensive research there on international law and its significance for Pakistan, as well as suggesting reforms for Pakistan’s legal regime to be more in line with the current international law regime. His interests lie in the international law sub-fields of counter-terrorism, security studies, environmental law, and human rights. He is also an Advocate of the High Court.
Mr. Yousafzai did his LL.B (Hons) from University of London, with his research dissertation on Torture during Police Custody in Pakistan. He then pursued an LL.M from University of Kent, England, in International Law with International Relations. While in Kent, he worked as a Research Assistant with Dr. Gavin Sullivan, on his Global Security Law project involving ISIL and Foreign Fighters. He also presented international law research papers at conferences during his LL.M.
Faraz also teaches University of London LL.B programme at The Millenium Universal College (TMUC), Islamabad, while having practiced law in both his native city of Quetta, and in Islamabad.