Zainab Mustafa

Deputy Director, Lahore


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Zainab Mustafa is a Deputy Director at RSIL’s Lahore office. Her areas of focus include criminal justice reform, as well as international humanitarian and human rights law. Ms. Mustafa has supervised the development of training modules and capacity building of Investigators, Prosecutors, Judges and lawyers on due process and fair trial rights in Anti-Terrorism Courts across Pakistan, as well as strengthening investigations through enhanced reliance on forensic evidence. She has also co-authored several publications on these subjects.

Ms. Mustafa has also served as an advisor at Adam Smith International where she authored a working paper on enhancing admissibility and reliance on forensic evidence containing proposed legislative amendments. Ms. Mustafa also supported the establishment of Punjab’s Regional Monitoring Unit (RMU) at Investigation Branch, Lahore with the aim of strengthening investigations in Punjab and also drafted guidelines for investigators for the reduction of under trial prison population.

Zainab Mustafa completed her LL.B (Honours) from University of London and her LL.M in International Development Law and Human Rights from University of Warwick. After graduating from Warwick she served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Pakistan.


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