Nazila Ghanea-Hercock

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Nazila Ghanea is a Senior Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights at the University of London, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. She obtained her PhD in 1999 and received her tertiary education in the UK.

She has published in the areas of human rights in the Middle East, freedom of religion or belief, the UN human rights machineary, minority rights and migration.

She serves as Editor of Religion and Human Rights, An International Journal.[1]

Nazila was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law in 2004 and is an International Policy Fellow from 2006 to 2007. According to its website, the objectives of this project were "to examine the existing legal and policy framework for the protection of the rights of migrant workers in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council with a specific focus on Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates; analyze recent developments regarding this framework, propose how it can be elaborated to improve respect for human rights; and write policy study and research paper for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, the International Organization for Migration and particularly its Kuwait office, UNDP's office in the United Arab Emirates, the UN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, relevant law and policy makers, government officials in both the GCC states and countries of origin, civil society actors and academics."[2]

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