Nafees Ahmad

Senior Asstt. Professor
Nafees Ahmad is a senior assistant professor at the Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi. He holds a doctorate in international refugee law and human rights. His research focuses on refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, stateless persons, global forced displacement and climate refugees. His publications include papers in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and Law (Brill), Kings’ Student Law Review (King’s College London) and Groningen Journal of International Law (University of Groningen-The Netherlands), among others. Ahmad co-authored a book called “Climate Refugees in South Asia.”

COVID-19: Balancing Health Emergencies and Human Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to governments around the world imposing state emergencies under the pretext of protecting public health. Such measures, which have included both partial and full lockdowns to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease, have had an impact on fundamental freedoms. These rights, which are highlighted under international human rights law... Continue Reading

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The Status of Refugees in India

In India, the absence of national legislation on refugees has placed their rights in a vacuum. Today, there are 65.6 million displaced people in the world, including asylum seekers, irregular migrants, returnees (individuals who are willing to return to their countries of nationality) and internally displaced persons. While Europe is often in the headlines, it is not the only region dealing... Continue Reading

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