Adnan Sattar holds an MA in Human Rights from University College London on British Chevening Scholarship 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 thesis was published in 2019 by Routledge under the title, Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality. The book was showcased at the annual meeting of Law and Society Association in 2020.  

Dr. Sattar’s research and teaching interests lie in the area of human rights law, constitutional law, penal law, and law and development with a focus on both theory and practice. He is particularly interested in bringing interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the study of law. Since joining LUMS in 2019, he has designed and taught courses in human rights law, legal and political theory, and legal research and writing.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Sattar worked for a number of years as a human rights practitioner. He has considerable research and training experience in labour rights, child protection, migration and refugee issues, as well as sustainable development. He has worked with the United Nations and has been a consultant to Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Save the Children, along with several Pakistani nongovernmental organisations. He has also worked pro bono for the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.