Yasser Hamdani

Yasser Hamdani

Yasser Latif Hamdani is an Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan at HQM Chambers of Barristers and Advocates in Islamabad, Pakistan and a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in London, as well as the Lahore High Court Bar Association. As a lawyer, Mr. Hamdani has engaged in constitutional and public interest litigation around fundamental rights, including the YouTube case where the government’s decision to block video sharing in Pakistan was challenged on the grounds of the right to freedom of expression and speech leading ultimately to restoration of the website. His work at HRP will focus on the right to religious freedom under the Pakistani constitution, blasphemy laws and the marginalization of Pakistan’s Ahmadi community under the prevalent laws. Mr. Hamdani has a BA from Rutgers University in New Jersey US, an LLB from University of Punjab and an LLM from University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan. He is also an author and a columnist in Pakistani press. His first book was “Jinnah Myth and Reality”, an analysis of the politics of Mahomed Ali Jinnah, the Indian politician hailed as the founder of Pakistan and his second book is called “Between Worlds; a Pakistani’s quest to forge meaning”.