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 -)
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).
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).
Honours & Recognition:
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran (2018 - ).
Elected Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, UK, FAcSS (2015) as 'leading high profile UK and global authority on Islamic law and International terrorism [and] Muslim Family law';
Recognised as a leading authority in Islamic law, and counter-terrorism laws (Advice & expert advice in high profile cases, various jurisdictions, 2002 - 2017)
Audience with Pope Benedict XVI (2010): for services to Religion and Developing inter-faith dialogue.
Consultancies & Expert Advisor:
United Nations - Human Rights Council
The World Bank - Indigenous Rights
United States Senate - Counter-Terrorist Financing
International Bar Association, Member Taskforce on Internationational Terrorism (2009 - 2011).
International Law Association, Co-Rapporteur, Islamic Law & International Law Committee (2002 - 2018).
All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Freedom (UK) Co-authored Pakistan Report, (2016).
Senior Judiciary (UK, Pakistan)
Parliamentarians (UK, Pakistan)
Judicial Academies (Turkey, Pakistan)
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, UK; Human Rights Commission of Pakistan; Attorney General's Office, Maldives.
BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD, PGCert, FHEA, FRSA, FAcSS
Director Enterprise and External Partnerships at Brunel Law School.
Newest selected publications
Rehman., Evans, M. and Thane, K. (2017) 'Article 18: From Rhetoric to Reality'. Place of publication: UK APPG Religious Freedom.
Esmaeili, H., Rehman, J., Irmgard, M. and Rehman, POILAHOBLSJ. (2017) 'The Rule of Law, Freedom of Expression and Islamic Law'. Hart Publishing Limited. ISSN 10: 1782257462 ISSN 13: 9781782257462
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.
Rehman, J. and Polymenopoulou, E. (2014) '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
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.