Clearing 2021

Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Senior Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Human Rights: Theories and Applications (HU901)

  • Human Rights Clinic (HU902)

  • Contemporary Issues in Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (HU921)

  • Religion and Human Rights (HU924)

  • Human Rights, International Relations and Diplomacy (HU925)

  • Regional Human Rights Systems (LW515)

  • International Human Rights Law: Law and Practice (LW901)

  • International Human Rights: Theories and Institutions (LW924)

Previous supervision

Lena Bernice Barrett
Lena Bernice Barrett
Thesis title: The Contribution of Civil Society to Combatting Torture and Ill-Treatment: A Cross-National Analysis
Degree subject: Human Rights
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 22/5/2019


Journal articles (2)

Shaheed, A., (2021). Freedom of Religion: A Shield to Protect or a Sword to Harm?. Conscience: The News Journal of Catholic Opinion. XLII (1), 30-32

Shaheed, A., (2019). Protecting and promoting the right to freedom of religion and belief for all. Sur. 16 (29), 41-48

Book chapters (5)

Shaheed, A. and Greenacre, B., Binary Threat: How governments' cyber laws and practice undermines human rights in the MENA region. In: Cyberpolitics in the Middle East. POMEPs/Stanford University

Shaheed, A., (2021). Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion or Belief. In: Elgar Encyclopaedia on Human Rights. Editors: Nowak, M., . Elgar

Shaheed, A. and Richter, R., (2017). Coping Mechanisms for State Non-cooperation. In: The United Nations Special Procedures System. Brill/Nijhoff. 153- 187. 9789004304703

Shaheed, A. and Sanei, F., (2016). Outlier:Iran and its use of the death penalty. In: Death Penalty and the Victims. Editors: Simonovic, I., . United Nations. 9789210583954

Shaheed, A., (2013). Maritime Security Cooperation in South Asia: A Maldives Perspective. In: Cooperative Security Framework for South Asia. Editors: Nayak, N., . Institute of Strategic Studies. 100- 113. 8182747058. 9788182747050

Reports and Papers (4)

McGregor, L., Ng, V. and Shaheed, A., The Universal Declaration at 70: Putting Human Rights at the Heart of the Design, Development and Deployment of Artificial Intelligence

McGregor, L., Fussey, P., Murray, D., Fox, C., Alhelbawy, A., McDonald Maier, K., Shaheed, A. and Gilbert, G., ‘Written Evidence from Professor Lorna McGregor et al 0090): Urgent Need for Full Transparency and Human Rights Impact Assessment of the NHSX Contact Tracing App’

Shaheed, A., (2018). State-Religion Relationships and Impact on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Shaheed, A., (2017). An Agenda for Operationalising Freedom of Religion or Belief Within the UN System and Beyond

Media (1)

Pretty, J., Dixon, M., Tearne, R., Oliver, S., Shaheed, A. and Lichtenstein, J., Louder than Words Podcast: Migration. Audio

Other (4)

Shaheed, A., (2021).There is no legal defence of LGBT+ conversions

Shaheed, A. and McGregor, L., (2020).The COVID-19 pandemic: Five urgent principles for leaving no one behind through technology,Universal Rights Group

Shaheed, A., (2020).Covid-19 and Freedom of Belief,Just Security

Shaheed, A. and Richter, R., (2018).Is 'Human Rights' a Western Concept?,International Peace Institute/The Global Observatory

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