Directors

Co-Directors: Umar Rashid and Amna Rashid

Umar Rashid is an Assistant Professor and Chairperson of Department of Skills Development at University of Management & Technology (UMT). He received his LLB from University of London (UK) and his LLM from New York University School of Law (USA). He is an advocate of the High Court and a Fulbright Scholar, who earned a Deans Graduate Award from NYU and was the Mamdouha Bobst Global Scholar at NYU.

His research interest include Public International law, Law of International Trade, International Investment Law, Comparative Law and Pakistan’s Constitutional Law.

Amna Rashid is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, and Co-Director Centre for Human Rights and Justice at UMT. She received her LLB from University of London in 2011, and an LLM from Columbia University in 2015. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia School of Law. 

Her research interests center on understanding the state of human rights in Pakistan, specifically of women, children and persons with disabilities. She has designed an advocacy strategy to promote and protect the rights of street children (victims of commercial sexual exploitation) in Pakistan and is currently working on advocacy strategies for the protection of rights of persons with disabilities and rights of women. In addition, she is currently researching on consequences of the use of foreign jurisprudence by Supreme Court of Pakistan.

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