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Raza Saeed


 

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Assistant Professor
 

Contact   

School of Law
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 76573442
Email: Raza.Saeed@warwick.ac.uk

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RESEARCH PROFILE

I have extensive experience of working as a researcher and project manager in the fields of Human Rights and Law & Development. My current research interests lie in the areas of human rights, socio-legal studies and legal theory, particularly in the context of post-colonial and southern jurisdictions.

Background

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Law (Warwick Law School)
  • LLM International Development Law and Human Rights (Warwick Law School)
  • LLB (University of London, International Programmes)
  • BSc (Honours) Social Sciences (Lahore Univeristy of Management Sciences)

TEACHING PROFILE

Current Courses

  • LA962 Theories and Histories of Human Rights (LLM) - Course Convenor and Lecturer
  • LA320 Comparative Human Rights (undergraduate) - Course Convenor and Lecturer
  • LA955 Law, Governance and Democracy - Course Convenor and Lecturer
  • LA951 Theory & Practice of International Development Law and Human Rights - Co-Convenor and Lecturer
  • Foundations of Legal Research (1st year PhD/MPhil Module) - Co-Convenor and Lecturer

Previous Courses

  • International Law (2014)
Assisted with reformulation of the following course modules for LLM International Development Law and Human Rights (IDLHR)
  • International Development Law & Human Rights – Core Course (2011-12 & 2012-2013)
  • Governance, Democracy, Accountability module (2011-2012)
  • Technologies and Materialities of Globalisation module (2008-2009)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Published/Forthcoming
  • 2017-18, ‘The Post-Hobbesian State, Sovereignty and Development’ in Abdul Paliwala and Sam Adelman (eds.) Global Social Injustices, Human Rights and Development
  • 2017, ‘Haqq as a Southern Conception of Human Rights' (2017) Entry in Boaventura De Sousa Santos (ed.) ALICE Dictionary of Southern Epistemologies [forthcoming]
  • 2016-17, 'Law and Coloniality of Empire: Colonial Encounter and Normative Orderings in the Indian Sub-Continent' Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law [forthcoming]
  • 2013, 'Metamorphosis of the Ideals and the Actuals: Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan and the Transplantation of Justice in British India' (2013) Pólemos: Journal of Law, Literature & Culture 7(2) 235
  • 2009, 'Conceptualising Success and Failure for Social Movements' (2009) Law, Social Justice & Global Development Journal (LGD) [2]
Works in Progress
  • Book Project – Law, State and Society in Postcolonial Contexts
  • Book Project – Theories & Histories of Human Rights: A Critical Reader
  • Working Papers
    • 'Pardoxes of Human Rights Discourse'
    • 'State Fragility, Human Rights and Sovereignty'
    • ‘Responsibility to Protect and the Re-assertion of State Sovereignty
    • ‘Contested Sovereignties and the Impeachment Trial of Warren Hastings’
On-going Collaborative Research Activities
  • Law in British India: A case study of the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 (Archival research project)
Reports
  • For British Association of Comparative Law – Report on 'The Fight Against Poverty and the Right to Development' (selected as National Reporter for 2018 International Congress of Comparative Law, Japan) [forthcoming]
  • Submitted to European Commission and Law Society of England & Wales – Report on 'Juvenile Criminal Justice system in Pakistan and State's Human Rights obligations' (2006)
  • Submitted to European Commission and Law Society of England & Wales – Report on 'Juvenile Justice issues in Karachi, Pakistan' (2006)
  • Funded by Commonwealth Education Fund – Designed Research Study on 'Education for All: A Critical Review' (2005-06)
  • Funded by Commonwealth Education Fund – Designed Research Study on 'Educational Innovations in Pakistan' (2005-06)
  • Submitted to Human Rights Commission of Pakistan – Report on 'Employment conditions of Religious Minorities in Karachi, Pakistan' (2002)
Conference Papers
  • Failed States and Sovereignty (Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law & Policy Workshop, Complutense University of Madrid, July 2016)
  • Sovereignty and Law in Colonialism and Empire (presented at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of Lancaster, April 2016)
  • The Post-Hobbesian State, Sovereignty and Development ('Beyond Development' Symposium, University of Warwick, April 2016)
  • Indian Subcontinent and the Colonial Encounter: How Colonialism transformed Legal Rationalities (IGLP Annual Conference, Harvard Law School, June 2015)
  • From Colonialism to Coloniality: Deconstructing the Logic and Form of colonial law in British India (Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of Warwick, March-April 2015)
  • Southern Epistemologies and Development: A view from Pakistan ('Not Just Law' Warwick Law School's 3rd Annual Conference, July 2014)
  • Law and the 'Construction' of Justice: Questioning the binary of the ideal and the actual (Law, Social Justice & Global Development Colloquium, United Kingdom, June 2014)
  • From Paradoxes of Rights to a Grammar of 'Right': Towards a Southern Conception of Human Rights (Epistemologies of the South International Colloquium, Coimbra, Portugal, July 2014)
  • Rights, Right and Justice: Haqq as a Southern Conception of Human Rights ('Not Just Law' Warwick Law School's 2nd Annual Conference, July 2013)
  • The continuation of Colonial Legality in Pakistan's Tribal regions (Socio-Legal Studies Association Conference, University of York, March 2013)
  • Metamorphosis of the Ideal: Law and the Transplantation of Justice in British India ('Gardens of Justice' Critical Legal Conference, KTH University Stockholm, Sweden, September 2012)
  • Contested Legalities: Plurality of Laws and the case of Pakistan ('Not Just Law' Warwick Law School's 1st Annual Conference, July 2012)
  • Emancipation through Natural Law (Critical Legal Conference, University of Leicester, September 2009)
  • Cosmopolitanism, Law and the Future of Social Justice (Warwick International Development Law & Human Rights Conference, University of Warwick, May 2008)
  • Challenges to Peace in the New World Order ('Pen For Peace' 1st Pakistan-India Writers' Conference, JMI University New Delhi, India, February 2006)
Papers and Presentations by Invitation
  • The issues of Statehood and Peace in the Middle-East (Inaugural speech at Model UN, University of Warwick, Jan 2017)
  • Discussant for 'The Dynamics of Law and Morality' (University of Warwick, UK, Dec 2015)
  • ‘State Sovereignty and the Paradoxes of Human Rights' - invited to speak at the 'Restless Beings Annual Conference' (UK, March 2015)
  • ‘The Universality of Human Rights' - invited to speak at the 'Warwick Development Conference: Human Rights for All?' (Warwick Human Rights Forum, January 2015)
  • 'From State Law to People's Law' - invited to speak as part of 'Class Structure of Pakistan Seminar Series' (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan, December 2011)