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Ahmed Fahmy

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Ahmed Fahmy

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Research overview

My main research focus at Lancaster Law School revolves around Public International Law, International/Regional Human Rights Law, Legal History and the Sociology of Law. Understanding law as a product of different social interactions and power dynamics, I am interested in studying the complex process that led to the creation of human rights law (with special attention to the Arab human rights system). This requires the deployment of a multidisciplinary approach that captures the historical, social, cultural and political influences on lawmaking.


Current Research

Preliminary title of PhD project: "The Arab Human Rights System: Effectiveness, Reforms and Prospects"

Research Interests

Key Areas of Interest/Specialization:

  • Public International Law, International Human Rights Law
  • International Relations, Conflict & Peace Studies
  • Public Policy & Management, Public Sector Reform, Governance
  • Local Economic Development, Microfinance, Rural Development
  • Middle Eastern Politics, Islamic Studies
  • Sports Management, Sports for Development, International Sports Law

Career Details

Highlights of Professional Experiences:

  • 12 years of cross-sectoral experience in international development (with the United Nations and the German Cooperation -GIZ- among others).
  • Successfully managed complex development projects funded by multiple international donors such as the European Union, the Government of Japan, the Swiss Development Cooperation, the Asian Development Bank, the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and various United Nations organizations.
  • BA in Political Science from Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen (Germany), MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (UK) and LLM in Diplomacy & International Law at Lancaster University (UK).
  • Fluent in German, Arabic and English.

Professional Role

Since 2017: Advisor for Governance, Public Administration and Organizational Transformation at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) in Cairo, Egypt

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