Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Dr Ahmed Shaheed

Dr Ahmed Shaheed is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Essex. He is also the Director of the Human Rights Research Methods Summer School and Co-Deputy Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex. He is currently the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief having previously served as UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. Dr Shaheed is a member of the Advisory Committee on Interfaith Dialogue at the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and Responsibility to Protect and the founding Chair of the Universal Rights Group.