Professor Javaid Rehman

Javaid RehmanProfessor Javaid Rehman is Head of the Brunel Law School.

Professor Rehman is an internationally recognised legal scholar from Pakistan and an expert on Islamic Law, International human rights law and International terrorism (in particular terrorism emerging from Pakistan and Afghanistan).

Javaid Rehman was born and brought up in Punjab, Pakistan. After having received his first University degree in History and English Literature (Government College Lahore, Punjab University), he came to the United Kingdom where he studied Law (LLB Hons) at the University of Reading. He completed a PhD in International Law in 1995 (Hull University, UK) and was appointed to his first full-time lectureship in September 1996 at the Law Department, Leeds University.

Within the exceptional period of six years, he was invited to take up a Chair in Law at Ulster University in 2002. Since August 2005, Javaid Rehman has been a Professor of Islamic Law and International Law at Brunel University.

During 2006–2007, he was the Director of Research and led Brunel Law School to a highly successful RAE submission in 2008. During 2007–2009, he was the Deputy Head of Brunel Law School. Since August 2009, Javaid Rehman has been the Head of Brunel Law School.

As a qualified lawyer, Professor Rehman also provides legal opinions pertaining to matters of international law, constitutional law and Islamic Law, and Islamic family law. He has a wide-ranging experience of legal education in the UK and regularly advises on issues of recruitment of international students and more generally on the development of higher education both in the UK and South Asia.

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