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Arbaz Muzaffer

Law and Legal Studies, University of Birmingham

Thesis title:

A TWAIL and post-colonial analysis of the possibilities for self-determination in Kashmir

Research Area

  • International Law
  • Law and Legal Studies


  1. Decolonising the Right to Self-determination: An Inquiry into the Failure of Internal Self-determination in Kashmir. Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Portsmouth, UK. (March 2024)
  2. Unpacking Kashmir's Conflict with International Law: An Exigency to Decolonise the Right to Self-Determination. War and Peace in International Law – 2nd Edition - The Fate of Human Rights. University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary. (September 2023)
  3. Rethinking Kashmir's Claim to Self-determination under International Law: Demystifying Kashmir's Colonial History. The 9th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, Indonesia. (August 2023)
  4. Transitional Justice in Non-transitions: The Case of Kashmir's Protracted Colonial Conflict. Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference. Ulster University, Northern Ireland, UK. (April 2023)
  5. Street Children in India: A Vexatious Reality. National Seminar on Child Rights: Socio-Economic and Cultural Dimensions. (University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. (February 2020)
  6. Women of Conflict - Human Rights and Kashmir. International Seminar on Protection of Child Rights and Law Relating to Women Empowerment in India. The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. (January 2020)

Public Engagement & Impact

HEFI Horizon Award by University of Birmingham | Higher Education Futures Institutes (October 2021) 

Other Research Interests

International Law

TWAIL – Third World Approaches to International Law

Human Rights 


Enrolled in Jammu & Kashmir State Bar Council as an Advocate under Licence number "JK520/2018"


Member of Socio-Legal Studies Association.