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Shahab Saqib

Shahab Saqib

PhD Student


Shahab Saqib's research primarily focuses on examining the concepts of discrimination and equality within the realm of law, particularly with an emphasis on issues related to race and citizenship. In his exploration of these topics, he demonstrates a keen interest in employing critical legal methodologies and third-world approaches to international law. Shahab's research extends to the study of alternative legal systems, such as Islamic law and Indigenous law, as a means to rethink conventional legal standards as well.

Shahab currently holds the position of Lecturer at the University of Leicester and also serves as a Visiting Lecturer at SOAS University of London. He has previously served as a visiting research fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is a registered attorney in the Lahore High Court Bar Association in Pakistan. Shahab also provides expert guidance to various organizations, including UNITED for intercultural action, and actively contributes as a board member of the European Network against Racism (ENAR).

PhD Thesis

Discrimination against Ideological Minorities An Ideological Critique of International and Islamic Law through Case Studies of India and Pakistan.


Professor Maleiha Malik

Professor Satvinder Juss

Research Interests

  • Discrimination Law
  • International Law
  • Critical Legal Studies
  • Islamic law


  • Contract Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Law of the United Nations
  • Jurisprudence
  • Islamic law
  • Public law