- BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD, PGCert, FHEA, FRSA, FAcSS
- Professor of Law, Brunel University, London
- UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran
- Head of Brunel Law School (2009 – 2013)
- Member Senate, Brunel University (2009 – 2013)
- Founding Director, Centre for Security, Media and Human Rights, Brunel University Research Centre (2008 – 2015)
He received his degrees in History and English Literature from Government College Lahore and Punjab University and then went to the United Kingdom where he pursued the LLB (Hons.) degree from the University of Reading. He completed a PhD in International Law in 1995 from Hull University, UK, and was appointed to his first full-time lectureship in September 1996 at the Law Department of Leeds University. He was invited to take up the role of Chair in Law at Ulster University in 2002. Since August 2005, Javaid Rehman has been a Professor of Islamic Law, Muslim Constitutionalism and International Law at Brunel University and has very recently been appointed as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran.
As a qualified lawyer, Professor Rehman has been invited to provide legal opinions in a number of high-profile cases involving Islamic law, international terrorism and human rights law. He has written extensively on the subjects of Islamic law, international human rights and minority rights, with over one hundred publications to his credit.