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Professor Ahmed Shaheed

Professor, University of Essex

Ahmed is Professor of International Human Rights Law and Global Practice at the School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He directs the Religion and Equality Project and the Freedom of Religion or Belief for All in Uzbekistan Project at the Human Rights Centre. Ahmed is the director of Essex Summer School on Human Rights Research and Practice and a co-deputy director of the Human Rights Centre. He is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief having previously served as the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran.

Ahmed Shaheed