Assistant Professor, Islamic Law Faculty, Kabul University
Dr. Lutforahman Saeed has been a member of the Islamic Law (Sharia) faculty at Kabul University for more than 27 years. He earned his BA in Islamic studies from Kabal University in 1991 and his LLM from the University of Washington School of Law in 2010. He completed his PhD summa cum laude in the field of Islamic Law and Human Rights at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg in December 2019. His PhD thesis received the STAEDTLER Foundation’s award for outstanding dissertation in 2020. Saeed specializes in Islamic law and Islamic studies. He has published in local and international journals. His book, Islam, Custom and Human Rights: A Legal and Empirical Study of Criminal Cases in Afghanistan After the 2004 Constitution, was published in January 2022. In 2019 he cofounded Afghanistan Legal Research and Development Organization (ALRDO), and he has served as the Country Director of Legal Educators Support Program-Afghanistan (LESPA) for more than nine years. He is currently a visiting scholar at Brigham Young University.