Mohammad Abul Ahrar Ramizpoor

Mohammad Abul Ahrar Ramizpoor

Research Fellow, RWI Afghanistan Programme


Mohammad Abul Ahrar Ramizpoor is an Afghan academic, Peace and Human Rights activist who has served as a lecturer at Kabul University, Sharia and Law faculties (1991-2007), where he completed his BA studies in Islamic Jurisprudence and Law in 1990. Ramizpoor pursued postgraduate studies on Good Governance and Sharia at Birmingham University UK in 2005 as a Chevening fellow, International Human Rights Law at Nottingham University in 2010, and his MA degree in UNDP-supported program on Gender and Women Studies at the Social Science Faculty of Kabul University in 2018.  

Ramizpoor is the founder of the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization( AELSO), one of the top Afghan think tanks, which has actively promoted Free Society values, Human Rights, Peace, Good Governance, and the Rule of Law at national, regional, and global levels through various platforms and civil society organizations. His written book on Human Rights (Selected Documents of International Human Rights Instruments), which was published by FNF Germany in 2001, significantly enhanced human rights studies in Afghanistan. In addition, he is one of the authors of the first Afghan Legal Glossary published by USAID in 2009 and has been used as an academic legal reference for law enforcement and judiciary employees in Afghanistan.

Mr. Ramizpoor is a council member of the Pugwash Conferences organization, the Afghanistan Human Rights Defenders’ Committee, and the Afghanistan Human Rights Coordination Mechanism. He has been closely engaged in his collaborations with several national, regional, and global organizations on promoting peace, human rights, and analytical thoughts on Islamic Law, Human Rights, free society values, peace, and the market economy. Since July 2007 to 31 March 2022, Ramizpoor has served as a Human Rights officer at the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), actively engaging with Afghan civil society groups, human rights defenders, media, and peace activists.