Adnan Sattar holds an MA in Human Rights from University College London and an LLM with Distinction from the University of Nottingham, UK. He obtained his PhD in Law from Middlesex University where he also taught an undergraduate course in criminal justice. Converted into book from, his doctoral dissertation was published in 2019 by Routledge under the title, Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality.
Sattar’s research and teaching interests lie primarily in the area of human rights law and penal law with a focus on both theory and practice. He is particularly interested in bringing inter-disciplinary perspectives to bear on the study of law. Prior to entering academia, he worked for a number of years as a human rights practitioner. He has considerable research and training experience in human rights, labour rights, child protection, migration and refugee issues, and sustainable development. He has been a consultant to Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Save the Children besides several domestic NGOs and thinktanks in Pakistan.
- Adnan Sattar, Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality (Routledge 2019)
- ‘Neo-Retributivism in the Embrace of Human Rights’, Socialism and Democracy, 30 (3) (2016) 55-81.
- ‘Taking Children’s Rights Seriously: Is Pakistan Ready?’, in Satvinder Juss (ed), Human Rights in Pakistan (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield 2022)
- ‘Poverty, Bonded Labour, and Unaccountable Supply Chains: The Case of Brick Kiln Workers in Pakistan’, in Satvinder Juss (ed), Human Rights in Pakistan (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield 2022) [Co-authored with Maleeha Sattar]
- ‘Pakistan’s International Legal Obligations: Resource Handbook’, HRCP/Friedrich Naumann Foundation, August 2019.
- The Laws of Honour Killing and Rape in Pakistan: Current Situation and Future Prospects (AAWAZ/DFID 2015).
- ‘Climate Change and Migration: Exploring the Linkage and What Needs to be done in the Context of Pakistan’, Occasional Paper 29, LEAD Pakistan, January 2014.
- ‘Migration, Water Stress and Climate Change in the Indus Delta: A Scoping Study’, (Oxfam 2010)
- ‘Industrial Relations Act – 2008: Legislative Brief’, PILDAT, January 2009.
- The State of Civil Society in Pakistan (CIVICUS/Aga Khan Foundation 2001) [Co-authored with Rabia Baig]