All Nexus Door Tenants:

Professor Niaz Shah

Called 2014

(Door Tenant)

Practice areas:

Public Law
Human rights law
Immigration and Asylum law
Public international law

Degrees: PhD (Queen’s University Belfast)

Niaz A Shah is a Reader in Law at the University of Hull specialising in human rights law and asylum law. He has worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees dealing with asylum cases. He has remained legal advisor of UNDP, EU and several other international organisations on their projects dealing with human rights and rule of law. Niaz Shah has also worked at the UN Division for the Advancement of Women, New York dealing with the first batch of cases before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Selected Cases

Supreme Court
R (Iqbal)v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 63; [2017]1 WLR 85

Court of Appeal
R (Mehmood)v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 744; [2016]1 WLR 461

The High Court of Justice: Administrative Court
R (Tawinder Singh) v SSHD [2015] EWHC 3633 (Admin)
R (Mehmood) v SSHD [2015] EWCA Civ 744
R (Shabaz Ali) v SSHD [2014] EWHC 3967 (Admin)

Pro Bono Cases
The Secretary of State for the Home Department -v- Mandibaya [2017] EWCA Civ 1002 (17 July 2017)

Expert Reports
Niaz Shah is a recognised expert on Pakistan and Afghanistan and regularly appears as expert witness in asylum and human rights cases before courts in the UK. Leading cases include:

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