2020 applicants

Abbas Faiz

School of Law
 Abbas Faiz



Focused on research that supports human rights. Skilled in assessing social, cultural and political contexts of conflicts; Deep and detailed knowledge of South Asian politics; Over 30 Years of experience in supporting human rights and democratic processes; Skilled in identifying the structural causes of human rights violations. Special research focus: Impact of China’s growing influence in South Asia on the region’s human rights.


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Humanities, Human Rights Centre, Essex School of Law (10/2018 - present)

  • Associate Supervisor, Human Rights Centre, Essex School of Law (6/2019 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Foundations of Human Rights (HU100)

  • Human Rights: Theories and Applications (HU901)


Books (1)

Faiz, A. and Faiz, A., (1995). Afghanistan: International responsibility for human rights disaster. Amnesty International

Reports and Papers (8)

Faiz, A., (2015). ‘Maldives: Ignoring human rights obligations

Faiz, A., (2014). Bangladesh: Stop them, now! Enforced disappearances, torture and restrictions on freedom of expression

Faiz, A., (2012). Maldives: The other side of paradise: A human rights crisis in the Maldives

Faiz, A., (2011). Bangladesh: Crimes unseen - Extrajudicial executions in Bangladesh

Faiz, A., (2005). Bangladesh: Human rights defenders under attack

Faiz, A., (2003). Republic of Maldives: Repression of peaceful political opposition

Faiz, A., (1997). Health care under the Taliban

Faiz, A., (1996). Afghanistan: Grave abuses in the name of religion




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