Waris Asmal HRDA

Waris Asmal | Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

LLB - University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

Previous experience

Waris is a passionate, goal-driven human rights lawyer who is interested in governance and socio-economic rights. A tactical lawyer, where his activism is grounded in protecting and promoting the legitimate demands of citizens from their governments. Waris Asmal has, through his time in student politics and as an intern and associate at Bowmans, developed strong skills in technical legal writing, legal research, project management and persuasive argumentation. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and has passed all four of his Attorneys Admission Exams, choosing not to apply for admission into the profession. His professional involvement with South African law spanned the field of Labour law, Governance, Compliance and Investigations and Telecommunications. Waris has dealt with matters in various Courts and Tribunals, from the CCMA to the Labour Appeal Courts and has experience with misconduct and state capture at parastatals. Importantly, Waris has had extensive training and involvement with debating and public speaking organizations, which transformed him into a critical thinker with broad knowledge and persuasive advocacy skills.

Academic fields of interest:

  • Constitutionalism
  • Governance and Local Government
  • International Law
  • Nuclear weapons and use of robotic technology in conflict

Position prior to the programme

Associate - Labour Department in Bowmans



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