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Sikander Ahmed Shah

Associate Professor of International Law
Lahore University of Management Sciences

Professor Sikander Ahmed Shah is one of the pioneering members of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. His research focuses on National Security Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Trade Law, and Legal Ethics. Professor Shah has also served as the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan while he was on sabbatical in 2012-2013.

Biography

Professor Sikander Ahmed Shah is one of the pioneering members of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan. He teaches Human Rights Law and several classes based on Public International Law. His research focuses on National Security Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Trade Law, and Legal Ethics. Professor Shah has also served as the Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan while he was on sabbatical in 2012-2013.

To formulate the foundation of his academic career, he obtained both his B.A. in Economics as well as his Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the United States. Since then he has been visiting research faculty at Temple Law School, Wayne State Law School and the University of Michigan Law School.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Professor Sikander Shah's research focuses on National Security Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Trade Law, and Legal Ethics.

Personal Interests

    Professor Shah has an avid interest in the philosophy of languages, Near Eastern Studies, Metaphysics and science-fiction. Professor Shah also enjoys tennis, swimming and other sports.

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Books

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Articles

The International Growth Centre

Non-Tarif Barriers and Pakistan’s Regional Trade


Published: Mar 01, 2014 by The International Growth Centre
Authors: Sikander Ahmed Shah; Uzair J. Kayani
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

Pakistan, China, India, and Sri Lanka are developing countries with large labor forces and consumer bases. The countries are neighbors, so that transportation costs and cultural barriers to trade are low. Free trade among these countries would allow consumers to get the best products and services at the least cost. However, both economic and non-economic factors have caused these states to close their economies to varying degrees.

Co-Existing in a Globalized World

Book Chapter on Engineering Ethics


Published: Jun 01, 2013 by Co-Existing in a Globalized World
Authors: Hassan Bashir, Phillip W. Gray, Eyad Masad
Subjects: Sociology & Social Policy

Professor Shah authored a book chapter on engineering ethics to this book. "Co-Existing in a Globalized World: Key Themes in Inter-Professional Ethics" brings together, and engages with, the scholarly work accomplished individually under the banner of professional ethics in various fields. The overarching theme of the volume is that globalization inevitably pairs professionals from distinct fields as co-workers.

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

War on Terrorism: Self Defense, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Legality...


Published: Jan 01, 2010 by Washington University Global Studies Law Review
Authors: Sikander Ahmed Shah
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

This work outlines the international law governing the use of force in self defense before determining the legality of the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan and the continued occupation by the United States of the nation under Operation Enduring Freedom. It then moves on to answer the important question of whether U.S. drone attacks on Pakistani soil to eliminate terrorism under the guise of Operation Enduring Freedom are legal under the international law of self defense.

Vermont Law Review, Vol. 34

River Boundary Delimitation


Published: Dec 01, 2009 by Vermont Law Review, Vol. 34
Authors: Sikander Ahmed Shah

Sikander Ahmed Shah addresses the legal principles in question regarding the Sir Creek dispute between India and Pakistan. Shah covers the doctrines of uti possidetis juris, thalweg and medium filus aquae boundary delimitation, and their applicability to the Sir Creek. Shah discusses the historical context of the region and parallel legal cases.

Seattle Journal for Social Justice Vol. 6

The U.S. Attacks on Aghanistan: An Act of SelfDefense Under Article 51?


Published: Sep 01, 2007 by Seattle Journal for Social Justice Vol. 6
Authors: Sikander Ahmed Shah
Subjects: Military & Security Studies

Part I of this article begins this discussion with an analysis of the requirements for self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter, including a definition of terrorism. Part II argues that the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan were not self-defense under Article 51. Part III considers whether the United States’ continued attacks on Afghanistan can also be justified as self-defense. Finally, Part IV addresses what the international community can do to remedy this problem.