SOAS University of London

School of Law

Syed Enam Ahammad

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Syed Enam Ahammad
Syed Enam Ahammad
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Thesis title:
Undertaking Islamophobia will improve human rights for the Muslims in the UK
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Syed Enam Ahammad has worked for both local and central government in the UK. He has completed his LLM in Human Rights Law from Queen Mary University of London. He also studied the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and LLB Law with International Relations from London Metropolitan University. Syed first graduated in 1999 under the National University of Bangladesh where studied the Bachelor of Social Science (BSS). Syed was also involved in politics and served as a Councillor in a local authority in London. His blogs and articles have been published in several papers and websites. He is also interested in environmental law and human rights, racism, discrimination and political affairs in the UK and South Asia. Syed's hobbies include long distance running and writing poetry.

PhD Research

In this modern era of globalisation, Islamophobia is a pressing human rights issue in the United Kingdom (UK). There is a very little achievement in recognition of laws prohibiting discrimination against the Muslim community based on their religious grounds. The existence of Islamophobia has been claimed as ‘institutional’ by various Islamic organisations and politicians. Moreover, the government has recently rejected the definition of ‘Islamophobia’ as it was explained as not necessary to have a definitive definition.

The issue of Islamophobia is not extremely well developed in legal scholarship. The right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion was not expressly protected under domestic law. The Human Rights Act 1998 requires courts to have particular regard to the importance of the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion that it has made little practical difference. In order to trace the root of racism that targets UK Muslims, it is important that Islamophobia is further examined to identify the action and burden of ‘Institutions’ in order to protect human rights of British Muslims.


Human Rights, Racism, Race, Religion, Politics and International Relations