Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Law School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Umar Rashid is a PhD candidate at the Adelaide Law School. His thesis focuses on the democratic and accountability deficit in global governance, with emphasis on the UNHCR and the international refugee regime.
Umar holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from New York University School of Law on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he was the Mamdouha Bobst Global Scholar, and Bachelor of Laws from University of London. Before commencing his PhD Umar was the Associate Director of the School of Law and Policy and Faculty Advisor for the Center for Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) at University of Management & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He is also an Advocate of the High Court in Pakistan.
His research interest are public international law, global governance, refugee law, human rights, comparative constitutional law and legal theory.
Umar researches in the field of public international law, global governance, comparative constitutional law, human rights and legal theory.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Tutor University of Adelaide 2019 - 2020 Associate Director School of Law and Policy University of Management and Technology 2017 - 2020 Faculty Advisor The Center for Human Rights and Justice (CHRJ) University of Management and Technology 2015 - 2016 Visiting Faculty for LLM Program School of Law, Lahore 2013 - 2020 Assistant Professor University of Management and Technology 2013 - 2019 Chairperson Department of Skills Development University of Management and Technology 2012 - 2013 Lecturer University of Management and Technology 2012 - 2013 Manager University Development University of Management and Technology 2009 - 2011 Teaching Fellow University of Management and Technology 2008 - 2011 Tutor University College Lahore
Language Competency English Can peer review Panjabi; Punjabi Can read, write and speak Urdu Can read, write and speak
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2012 New York University School of Law United States LLM 2005 - 2008 University of London United Kingdom LLB
Year Citation 2019 Rashid, U. (2019). UNHCR in Pakistan: Analyzing the global governance regime - repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan. LUMS Law Journal, 6, 48-76. 2019 Rashid, U. (2019). The Right to Dignity and the Right to Legal Representation: Has Pakistan Failed Its Most Vulnerable Citizens. Pakistan Law Review, 10, 113-140. 2016 Rashid, U., & Rashid, A. (2016). The Influence of U.S. Jurisprudence on the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of American Studies, 34(2), 83-119.
Year Citation 2022 Guney, G., Davies, D., & Lee, P. -H. (Eds.) (2022). Towards Gender Equality in Law. Springer International Publishing.
Year Citation 2022 Rashid, U. (2022). Benazir Bhutto v Federation of Pakistan. In Law and Religion in the Commonwealth. Hart Publishing.
2022 Rashid, U. (2022). Benazir Bhutto v Federation of Pakistan: Using Islamic Principles to Expand Judicial Powers. In P. Babie, R. Barker, & N. Foster (Eds.), Law and Religion in the Commonwealth. Hart Publishing. 2022 Rashid, A., & Rashid, U. (2022). Constitutional and Legal Guarantees for Transgender in Pakistan: Reforms and Failures in Law. In Towards Gender Equality in Law (pp. 79-110). Springer International Publishing.
Year Citation 2023 Rashid, U. (2023). UNHCR, Pakistan and Bihari Refugees: Protection when Refugees are Used as Bargaining Chips. In International Refugee Law and Non-Signatory States to the 1951 Refugee Convention: Developing a Research Agenda. BEYOND Project, the University of Oslo (online). 2022 Rashid, U. (2022). International Solidarity and Burden Sharing in Relation to Refugee Protection. In Incorporation of Refugee Law Courses into the Curriculum at Leading Academic Institutions in Pakistan. UNHCR & Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, LUMS, Lahore (Online). 2020 Rashid, U. (2020). Analysing British Imposed Property Systems in the Indian Subcontinent: Understanding Transitions in Property Regimes. In 39th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society. Online. 2019 Rashid, U. (2019). Right to Dignity and Right to Adequate Legal Representation: Failure of the State of Pakistan. In 2019 Symposium on Crimes Against Dignity organised by Pakistan Center of Legal Research and Publication and the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, Arizona State University. Pakistan College of Law, Lahore. 2018 Rashid, U., & Rashid, A. (2018). Judicial Activism in Pakistan and the Effect on State Institutions: the Constitution, Rule of Law and Separation of Power. In 4th International Conference on 1973 Constitution: Status and Role of Institutions, by Department of History (University of Peshawar) and Hanns Seidel Foundationon. Peshawar. 2018 Rashid, U. (2018). International Investment Law: Tension between State Sovereignty and Investor Protection. In 8th Judicial Conference 2018 organized by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) and National Judicial (Policy Making) Committee (NJPMC). Islamabad. 2017 Rashid, U. (2017). UNHCR in Pakistan: Analysing the Global Governance Regime. In International Conference on Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Quetta at The Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) organized by the International Centre for Refugee & Migration Studies, BUITEMS and UNHCR Pakistan. Quetta. 2017 Rashid, U. (2017). Analysing the Impact of International Investment Law and Human Rights Law on the Doctrine of Sovereignty. In 6th Annual Conference of The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL). Koç University Law School, Istanbul. 2016 Rashid, U. (2016). Enforcement of Contracts and the Pakistani Courts: The Need for Greater Reliance on Liquidated Damages. In 13th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni Conference. Islamabad. 2016 Rashid, U. (2016). Problems with the Legal Education in Pakistan: are Pakistan Bar Council Legal Education Rules 2015 Enough?. In Conference on “Redefining Legal Education in Pakistan” organized by Courting the Law and School of Law. Lahore. 2015 Rashid, U. (2015). Towards a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Property Regime Transitions: Case Study from Indian Subcontinent and Pakistan. In 4th Annual Conference of The Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL). Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida. 2012 Rashid, U. (2012). Understanding Islamic Militancy and Terrorism in Pakistan. In 9th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Conference. Islamabad.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Grenfell, L., Hill, L., Koch, C., McIntyre, J., Neudorf, L., Olijnyk, A., . . . Spyrou, P. (2020). Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19. 2020 Grenfell, L., Hill, L., Koch, C., McIntyre, J., Neudorf, L., Olijnyk, A., . . . Spyrou, P. (2020). Submission to the COVID-19 Response Committee. Adelaide. - Rashid, A., & Rashid, U. (n.d.). The Assessment of Implementation and Effectiveness of Labour Laws and Regulations in the Retail Sector of the Clothing Industry in Lahore, Pakistan. Elsevier BV.
Year Citation 2022 Rashid, U. (2022). Pakistan and the Refugee Regime: Refugees as 'Mere Pawns on the International Chessboard'. Conflict Law Centre. 2016 Rashid, U. (2016). Problems with Legal Education in Pakistan: Are Pakistan Bar Council Legal Education Rules 2015 Enough. Courting The Law.
The Mamdouha Bobst Global Scholarship (2011-2012)
New York University School of Law, Dean Graduate Award (2011)
Fulbright Scholarship (2010)
Adelaide Scholarship International (2020)
At Adelaide Law School I have taught Refugee Law and Policy, Foundations of Law and Public Law.
Courses Taught to LLM: International Investment Law, International Economic Law, and World Trade Law.
Courses Taught at the Graduate level: Industrial Relation and Labor Laws
Courses Taught at the Undergraduate level: Public International Law, Business Law, Law of Trusts, Torts, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Critical and Analytical Thinking, Communication Skills, Human Rights.
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