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Associate Professor in the Durham Law School+44 (0) 191 33 46858


Research Interests

The impact of counter-terrorism law and policy on human rights, the Counter-terrorism Prevent policy, and the role of civil society in shaping and influencing counter terrorism policy.

Tufyal is Associate Professor at Durham University. He is also Senior Research Fellow on Security and the Rule of Law at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law where he is leading their work on Independent Commission on UK Counter-Terrorism Law, Policy and Practice, chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir Declan Morgan KCand a Senior Research Affiliate of the Canadian Terrorism, Security and Society Research Network. 

His teaching and research focuses on issues of counter-terrorism law and policy, racial and religious discrimination, and integration. . Recent publications include: Suspicion, Discrimination and Surveillance: The impact of counter-terrorism law and policy on racialised groups at risk of racism in Europe (2021); ‘The Introduction of the Prevent Duty into Schools and Colleges: Stories of Continuity and Change’ (with Joel Busher and Paul Thomas, 2020); ‘The enactment of the counter-terrorism “Prevent duty” in British schools and colleges: beyond reluctant accommodation or straightforward policy acceptance’(with Joel Busher and Paul Thomas, 2019); “Campaigning on Campus: Student Islamic Societies and Counterterrorism” (2017) Studies in Conflict & Terrorism; and “The Radicalization of Citizenship Deprivation” (2017) Critical Social Policy

He is a trustee of the John Ellerman Foundation, and is founding director of M-Fest: the festival of Muslim Cultures and Ideas. He appeared as a character (played by actor Phaldut Sharma), in Gillian Slovo’s verbatim play, Another World: Losing our Children to Islamic State, that ran at the National Theatre, London, in May-June 2016. 

He is a graduate of the Universities of London (School of Oriental and African Studies, 1996) and Cambridge (Hughes Hall, 1998) and was called to the Bar as a member of Inner Temple (1997).

Teaching Areas

Counter-terrorism Law and Policy

International Human Rights Law

The Individual and the State

UK Constitutional Law

Advanced Issues in Public Law

Advisory and other roles
  1. Runnymede Trust, CERD Shadow Report Steering group (2021)
  2. Rights and Security International, Principal Legal and Policy Advisor (2018-)
  3. Bridge Institute, Research Advisory Board (2017- 2018)
  4. The Intolerance to Inclusion Programme Advisroy Board, Woolf Institute Cambridge, Policy Institute, Kings College London (2017 )
  5. UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, External Review Panel (2014 – 2017)
  6. Institute for Strategic Dialogue (2007-2010)
  7. European Union Network of Experts on Radicalisation, (2007-2010) 
  8. Open Society Foundations, At Home in Europe Project, (2006- 2015)
  9. Preventing Extremism Together United Kingdom Home Office Working Group, (2005) 
  10. JUSTICE Discrimination Law Project Advisory Group, (2003-07)
  11. Judicial Studies Board, Equal Treatment Advisory Committee, (2003-2009) 
  12. Democratic Audit Advisory Committee, (2003-2007)
  13. Advisory Committee to the Institute for Public Policy Research Race and Political Representation Project, (2000- 2002)
Current Research Projects

Senior Research Fellow for the Independent Commission on UK Counter-terrorism Law and Policy 


Research interests

  • International human rights
  • Equality and Anti-Discrimination
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Integration, identity and multiculturalism


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