Nafees Ahmad
Nafees Ahmad
Associate Professor
Faculty of Legal Studies (FLS)
R.No.224, Akbar Bhawan
South Asian University,
Satya Marg,Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110021
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Dr. Nafees Ahmad is an Associate 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 scholarship focuses on RAMS (Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Migrants, Stateless) and the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their protection, Global Forced Displacement, Global Circumstantial Migration (GCM) Governance and Climate Refugees in South Asia. He also addresses International Politics of Asylum, Refugee Policy Paradigms, Invisible Frames of Asylum, Disconnects of Durable Solutions and SAARC connects and contexts of refugee protection. He has conceived and introduced a new SAARC-specific Program in 2011 called Comparative Constitutional Law of SAARC Nations (CCLSAARCN) at LLM level. He publishes inter-alia in the Groningen Journal of International Law (The Netherlands), Harvard International Law Journal, Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and Law (Brill), International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (Geneva) indexed in SCOPUS, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Brill), Kings’ Student Law Review (King’s College London), ISIL Year Book on International Humanitarian Law and Refugee Law, and ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights-Dhaka and NUJS International Journal of Legal Studies and Research (IJLSR) etc. Dr. Ahmad has co-authored a book on Climate Refugees in South Asia (2019) Springer His book on International Refugee Law and Human Rights is in press.  Dr. Ahmad is also an active blogger, writer, poet and Op-Ed contributor to many international digital platforms in the fields of Refugee Research, Forced Population Transfer, IRL, IHRL, IHL, International Relations and Diplomacy etc. Dr. Ahmad has been a Resource Person and External Reviewer for the Ministry of Law; Government of India sponsored Research Project on Judicial Reforms since June 2016 at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Kashipur). Further, he has been a visiting professor at Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), Jamia Milia Islamia-New Delhi and Judicial Academies of various states of India. Dr. Ahmad has also been delivering lectures to the Armed Forces’ sensitization programmes on IHRL, IHL and ICL. He serves on many committees and editorial boards of many international journals and magazines. Dr. Ahmad has been serving since 2010 as Senior Visiting Faculty to national and international research institutions. He is available #24X7 at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • PhD in International Refugee Law & Human Rights from Aligarh Muslim University , in 2006
  • LL.M. in International Law
  • LL.B in General Laws
  • B.A (H) in Anglo-American English Literature

Awards & Honours

  • Research Project from ICSSR: Awarded the ICSSR Minor Research Project on “The Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Management in Delhi: A Socio-Legal Study of Okhla Landfill”
  • External Reviewer, for major research project on Judicial Reforms in India entitled “Performance Indicators for Subordinate courts and suggestive policy/procedural changes for reducing civil case pendency “sanctioned by the Ministry of Law, Government of India.
  • Research Travel Grant, CARFMS, Canada.

Recent Publications

Research Interests

  • International Refugee Law & Forced Migration Studies
  • Comparative Constitutional Law of SAARC Nations
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Media Law
  • Transnational Constitutional Law
  • Comparative International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & the Law

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