Director

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.

Deputy Director, Lahore

Ayesha MalikDeputy Director, Lahore Senior Research Fellow & Team Lead Conflict Law Centre ayeshamalik@rsilpak.org +92 51 8739300About Ayesha Malik is the Deputy Director of RSIL’s Lahore Office, Team Lead at the Conflict Law Centre and a Senior Research Fellow. The CLC publishes reports and policy papers relating to war law in Pakistan and Ayesha is…

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

Abraze AqilSenior Research Associate abrazeaqil@rsilpak.org +92 51 8739300About Abraze Aqil is a Senior Research Associate at RSIL, Islamabad. He has worked extensively in the areas of criminal justice reform, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, trafficking of human beings and the smuggling of migrants, interception and surveillance, and human rights generally. In addition to his role…

Head of Outreach

Mr. Mohib Wazir serves as a Communications and Outreach Coordinator at RSIL. He is responsible for the organization’s public relations and serves as a liaison between RSIL and its partner organizations.

Senior Research Associate

Zoha ShahidSenior Research Associate zohashahid@rsilpak.org +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.