Accounts Officer

Pervaiz AmanatAccounts Officer +92 51 8739300About Pervaiz Amanat is a MBA in Finance who joined RSIL in 2012 as an Accounts Officer. He assists our Treasurer, Mr. Kamran Akbar in all accounts and finance matters. Team Members

Administrative Officer

Awais Ahmed GhoriAdministrative Officer +92 51 8739300About Mr. Ghori joined RSIL in 2012 as Administrative Officer.  In this capacity he manages the day to day operations of RSIL Islamabad in regards to RSIL’s logistics & finance. As a key member of the communications team Mr. Ghori is also the focal person for arranging events…

Office Assistant

Aamir ShahzadOffice Assistant +92 51 8739300About Aamir Shahzad joined RSIL in 2013 as Office Assistant. In this capacity he assist Administrative Officer in day to day operations of RSIL Islamabad. He is also an integral part of event management team. Team Members

Founder, President

Ahmer Bilal Soofi holds an LLM in international law from the University of Cambridge. He is the founding President of the Research Society of International Law and the Senior Partner of the well-reputed law firm ABS&Co with offices in Lahore and Islamabad. He served as the Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights, in the caretaker government in 2013. He has appeared before the High Courts and the Supreme Court of Pakistan in over 1,000 cases. He is also a life-long member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. He was elected as a member of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Vice-President of its Asia-Pacific group for three years in 2011.

Executive Director

Jamal Aziz joined RSIL in December 2011 and has served as the Society’s Executive Director since March 2016. During this period, he has overseen the evolution of RSIL into an elite research body by instituting sound project management, office administration, human resource and capacity development policies. He has been instrumental in generating approximately PKR 225 million in revenue for the Society in the last 5 years, developing prestigious national and international institutional linkages and producing approximately 50 publications and conducting 80 specialized events at forums across the country.

Criminal Justice Advisor

Kamran Adil is a Senior Criminal Justice Advisor at RSIL.


Muhammad Oves Anwar serves as Director of the Conflict Law Centre (CLC) at RSIL, Islamabad. He is in-charge of designing and implementing all research in the areas of counter-terrorism, national security, and International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The CLC’s research serves to inform governmental and non-governmental entities in the development of policy and reform initiatives. The CLC also looks to enhance adherence to IHL principles domestically.

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.