Umar Mahmood Khan
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Barrister-at-law, M.A. University College London
Barrister Umar Mahmood Khan is part of adjunct faculty at University College Lahore since 2008 and has taught Human Rights Law and Jurisprudence & Legal Theory.
Apart from his teaching assignment at UCL, he has over 13 years of professional experience in numerous capacities as an expert, policy adviser and legal practitioner in human rights law and criminal justice sector . He has worked extensively with both government and non-governmental organizations; he has worked with and advised UNDP, UNICEF, BHC/DFID, US Dept. of Justice, GIZ and other donors in Pakistan as well as the Federal Government of Pakistan and key government departments in KP, Punjab and Sindh.
Moreover, Umar has extensive experience of over 10 years in criminal litigation, training judges, prosecutors, police and other government officials, having trained over 3000 officials including more than 1000 prosecutors in Punjab, KP and Sindh. He is adjunct faculty member at the Centre for Professional Development for prosecutors and and has previously taught at the Punjab Judicial Academy.
Clinical Professor & Co-Founder, LL.M Cornell University
Sevim Saadat has extensive experience in the field of law, human rights and public policy. Currently working as the Manager Programs at Musawi, she has worked on several projects dealing with legal and policy reform. She provided technical assistance for the review of pending bills in the National Assembly in 2016, including the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Bill, Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill and Acid and Burn Crime Bill. She is leading the Gender-based Violence project at Musawi, which aims to identify the challenges faced by the Criminal Justice System of Pakistan in providing redress to rape victims including juveniles, and investigate the problems in the medico-legal practices prevalent in Pakistan.
Sevim has also worked with law students to develop their legal thinking and writing skills, and improve the quality of future lawyers and prosecutors in Pakistan. As Project Manager of Arizona State University’s Legal Education Support Program in Pakistan, she developed the legal writing and legal clinic curricula with local partner schools and provided training in research and teaching methodology to Professors at various institutions. She is also a Lecturer for International Protection of Human Rights and a Clinical Professor at the Human Rights Center at University College Lahore, formed in collaboration with the American Bar Association ROLI, Pakistan.