Suhail Rashid Bhat

Suhail Rashid Bhat

Suhail is a human rights advocate, legal researcher, and law teacher with 4 years of experience. During his practice as an advocate, he has been part of important constitutional cases before the Supreme Court and High Courts. Some of his legal advocacy projects include disability rights, children with special needs, the lynching of minorities, and most notably the decriminalization of begging in the State of J&K. In 2019, he bagged the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship and went on to complete LLM in Human Rights, Conflict, and Justice with distinction from SOAS, University of London.

Suhail worked as a researcher at ‘Rights for Peace’ – a London based NGO working on prevention of mass atrocities. He contributed to the comments on ‘UN Revised Draft General Comment No. 37 on Article 21(Right of Peaceful Assembly) of the ICCPR’ and also developed a framework for identification of a hate speech expression and the process for bringing in a complainant as a Process Flow Diagram to be used for training ground practitioners in South Sudan, Sudan and Cameroon. He was associated with SOAS International Human Rights Clinic where he co-authored a report on the implementation of international legal standards on hate speech and incitement of violence.

In 2021, Suhail joined UPES as an Assistant Professor in Law.

Suhail can be reached at suhailrbhat@gmail.com.


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