Nafees Ahmad
Nafees Ahmad
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Legal Studies (FLS)
R.No.224,II Floor,Akbar Bhawan
Faculty of Legal Studies,
South Asian University,
Satya Marg,Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110021
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Dr. Nafees Ahmad is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi. He holds a doctorate in International Refugee Law and Human Rights. His area of scholarship focuses on refugees, migrants, the role of artificial intelligence in refugee protection, international politics of asylum, migration, global forced displacement, global migration governance and climate refugees in South Asia. He also addresses climate change-driven human displacement, refugee policy, invisible frames of asylum, disconnects of durable solutions and SAARC connects and contexts of refugee protection. He has conceived and introduced a new Program in 2011 at the FLS-SAU called Comparative Constitutional Law of SAARC Nations for LLM along with international human rights and international refugee law. His publications include papers in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and Law (Brill), Kings’ Student Law Review (King’s College London), Groningen Journal of International Law (University of Groningen-The Netherlands), Harvard International Law Journal ISIL Year Book on International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law, and ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights-Dhaka and NUJS International Journal of Legal Studies and Research (IJLSR) etc. Dr. Ahmad has co-authored a book on Climate Refugees in South Asia published by Springer His book on International Refugee Law and Human Rights is in press.  Dr. Ahmad is also an active blogger, writer, poet and Op-Ed contributor to many international sites in the fields of forced migration, refugee research, human rights, international relations and diplomacy etc. Dr. Ahmad has been a Resource Person and External Reviewer for the Ministry of Law, Government of India sponsored Research Project on Judicial Reforms since June 2016 at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kashipur. Further, he has been a visiting professor at Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), Jamia Milia Islamia-New Delhi and Judicial Academies of various states of India for Sensitization Programmes on Justicing, Balancing Rules, and the Principles on Gender Justice in the Context of Personal Laws in India. He serves on many committees and editorial boards of many international journals and magazines. Dr. Ahmad has been serving since 2010 as Senior Visiting Faculty to World Learning (WL)-India under the India-Health and Human Rights Program organized by the World Learning, 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro VT-05302, USA for Fall & Spring Semesters Batches of US Students by its School for International Training (SIT Study Abroad) in New Delhi-INDIA. Dr. Ahmad has also been addressing the Armed Forces establishments’ sensitization programmes on international human rights law and international humanitarian law. He is available #24X7 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • PhD in International Refugee Law & Human Rights , in 2006
  • LL.M. in International Law
  • LL.B in General Laws
  • B.A (H) in Anglo-American English Literature

Awards & Honours

  • Research Project from ICSSR: Awarded the ICSSR Minor Research Project on “The Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Management in Delhi: A Socio-Legal Study of Okhla Landfill”
  • External Reviewer, for major research project on Judicial Reforms in India entitled “Performance Indicators for Subordinate courts and suggestive policy/procedural changes for reducing civil case pendency “sanctioned by the Ministry of Law, Government of India.
  • Research Travel Grant, CARFMS, Canada.

Recent Publications

Research Interests

  • International Refugee Law & Forced Migration Studies
  • Comparative Constitutional Law of SAARC Nations
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Media Law
  • Transnational Constitutional Law
  • Comparative International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law

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