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Professor Javaid Rehman

Professor Javaid Rehman
Professor - Law


Professor Javaid Rehman

Academic Background and Professional Experience:

Professor of Law, Brunel University, London 2005 - ; UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran (2018 -); Member Coordination Committee of Special Procedures, United Nations Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner; Rapporteur, International Law Association, Committee on Islamic law and International Law (2004 - 2010); Consultant, All Parties Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief (2013-2019);  Senior Advisor, All Parties Parliamentary Group on Pakistani Minorities (2017 - 2019) Member International Bar Association, Taskforce on Internaitonal Terrorism (2009 - 2011); Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences UK, FAcSS (2015); Fellow, Royal Society of Arts UK, FRSA, (2017).

Head of Brunel Law School (2009 - 2013). Member Senate, Brunel University (2009 - 2013). Founding Director, Centre for Security, Media and Human Rights, Brunel University Research Centre (2008 - 2015).

Visiting Professorships:

Emory University, Cornell University (2003 - 2004); Louisville University, U.S (1997); Kagawa University, Japan (1999); DCU, Ireland (2005 - 2010); Peshawar University (1992, 2004); LUMS University Pakistan (2014); Dhaka University, Bangladesh (2010); Maine University, France (1999-2000); Islamic Science University, Malaysia (2009-2013). 


BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD, PGCert, FHEA, FRSA, FAcSS.


Director Enterprise and External Partnerships at Brunel Law School.

Newest selected publications

Esmaeili, H., Rehman, J. and Irmgard, M. (2017) 'The Rule of Law, Freedom of Expression and Islamic Law'. Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing Limited. ISSN 10: 1782257462 ISSN 13: 9781782257462


Rehman, J., Evans, M., Petito, F. and Thane, K. (2017) 'Article 18: From Rhetoric to Reality'. Place of publication: UK APPG Religious Freedom. Available at: Access Link


Rehman, J. (2014) 'Adjudication on the Rights of Sexual Minorities in the Muslim World', in Green, J. and Waters, C. (eds.) Adjudicating International Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Sandy Ghandhi. KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV. pp. 119 - 147. ISBN 10: 9004261176. ISBN 13: 9789004261174. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Rehman, J. and Polymenopoulou, E. (2013) 'Is green a part of the rainbow? Sharia, homosexuality and LGBT rights in the Muslim world'. Fordham International Law Journal, 37 (1). pp. 1 - 52. ISSN: 0747-9395 Open Access Link

Journal article

Walker, C. and Rehman, J. (2012) ''Prevent' responses to jihadi extremism', in Ramraj, VV., Hor, M., Roach, K. and Williams, G. (eds.) Global anti-terrorism law and policy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 242 - 267. ISBN 13: 9781107014671.

Book chapter
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