Sikander Ahmed Shah


Sikander Ahmed Shah


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Sikander Ahmed Shah is an Associate Professor of Public International Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. Between 2012 and 2013, he served as the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. He is the author of the book “International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan: The Legal and Socio-political Aspects” (2015) published by Routledge, which deals with the treatment of drone strikes under International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law.


BA, Economics, University of Michigan; JD cum laude, University of Michigan Law School

Areas of Expertise

  1. Public International Law
  2. International Human Rights Law
  3. International Humanitarian Law
  4. National Security
  5. Counterterrorism Studies and Conflict Resolution
  6. Islamic Constitutionalism


  • Although water is a basic necessity of life, its value is determined differently in many parts of the world. Scarcity causes its value to increase incrementally, a phenomenon witnessed in the developing world, where in some localities its value is comparable to that of gold....

  • In the middle of last year, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari promulgated two key presidential regulations aimed at quelling militancy in two of the country’s most restive areas. But the changes are both troubling and potentially counterproductive. On June 23, Zardari promulgated the Actions (in...

  • The tragic “friendly fire” incident at the weekend, in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were allegedly killed in a NATO airstrike, raises many questions. Who shot first? How should Pakistan respond? What is the future for the already traumatized U.S.-Pakistan relationship? But surely the biggest question,...

  • Few would deny that Pakistan faces an existential threat, given that its writ is becoming increasingly non-existent within its own territory. The inception of parallel judicial systems, coupled with official accords between Islamabad and Pakistan based Taliban militias responsible for heinous crimes and acts of...

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