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 work focuses on global forced displacement and migrations, climate refugees & climate change human displacement, policy, asylum, durable solutions and SAARC issues. He has introduced a new Program at the 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), ISIL Year Book on International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law, and ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights-Dhaka 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 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 Legal Studies from Aligarh Muslim University , in 2006
  • LL.M. (International Law & Human Rights) in Legal Studies from Aligarh Muslim University
  • LL.B. (H) B.A. [(H)-Anglo-American English Literature] from Aligarh Muslim University

Recent Publications

  • Hate Crimes: A Global Racialistic & Xenophobic Enterprise (A Socio-Lego-Genetical Understanding) International Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol 5, No. 6. USA, 2012. Nafees Ahmad (2012)
  • International Humanitarian Law & International Refugee Law: Contemporary Importance & Pedagogy - South Asia POLITICS. February, 2010.

  • Refugees: State Responsibility, the Country of Origin and Human Rights in the Year Book of Indian Society of International Law published by the ISIL, New Delhi, 2009.

  • The Study of Migration, Law and Human Rights, Journal of Quest For Justice, Dr Ambedkar Chair of Legal Studies & Research 2009.

  • Human Rights Education in India: An Agendum Henceforth, HALSBURY'S law monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, February, 2008 p.29.

  • Right To Food: Towards An Existential AtrophySouth Asia POLITICS. July, 2008

  • The Brave New World of Cyberspace Copy right & Internet: An Interface, Indian Technology Law Journal, Vol. ll, Issue l, Jan-June 2007.

  • Panoramic Protection to ‘Right to Information’: Justicial Jurisprudence. Nafees Ahmad
  • REFUGEE-THE SEMASIOLOGY OF DEFINITIONAL DILEMMA, ISIL Year Book of International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law-2011. Nafees Ahmad
  • Refugees in South Asia: Law Praxis and Policy Paralysis, Lex-Warrier, An Online Law Journal, July 22, 2013, ISSN 2319 8338. Nafees Ahmad
  • Right To Asylum Under International Human Rights Law And Edward Snowden Case,, An Online Blog, 15 July, 2013 Nafees Ahmad
  • Syria and US Foreign Policy: The Constitutionalism of International Law in the Hermeneutics,, An Online Blog on International Affairs, August 28, 2013 Nafees Ahmad
  • “Hate, Human Rights and Law in Europe, North America and South Asia: Understanding Their Paradigms in Geo-Political Settings”, Law and Religion Review, A Journal of Institute of Objective Studies-A NGO in Consultative Status with ECOSOC, UNO, New York, ND. Nafees Ahmad

Research Interests

  • International Migrations and Refugee Policy, Asylum and Extradition
  • Climate Refugees and Environmental Sovereignty in Human Rights Law
  • Climate Persecution and Human Rights
  • Governance Constitutionalism in South Asia and Human Rights
  • Minority Rights, Multi-Culturalism and South Asia
  • Self-Determination Movements, Law and Human Rights
  • Feminism and Women's Human Rights
  • Judicial Institutionalism & Human Rights in South Asia

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