Mr Tasawar Ashraf is a fulltime doctoral researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University’s department of Law and Economics. He is a member of the WISE Research Centre which is conducts innovative, multidisciplinary research on gender economics and public policy. Tasawar received master of law (LLM) from the University of Strathclyde with specialisation in International Human Rights Law. He holds bachelor of law (LLB) as first degree.

Currently, Tasawar is writing his PhD thesis on, "Securitisation of Migration in the European Union's Asylum System and its Human Rights Implications (A Comparative Study of the EU-Turkey & Italy-Libya Migration Deals)”. His research interests lie in the areas of public international law, international human rights law, EU immigration and asylum law, and human rights in the context of Sharia law.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher, Glasgow Caledonian University


  • 2016 
    University of Strathclyde, LLM Human Rights Law