Menaal Munshey is a Junior Researcher with the UNU Centre for Policy Research. She conducts research on terrorism, organised crime, and peacekeeping. Her interests lie in human rights protection, violence prevention, and public law.
Ms. Munshey holds an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge where her research focused on blasphemy law and violence in Pakistan, with fieldwork conducted in Sindh. She previously read law at the University of Warwick, with an Erasmus year at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She is a qualified barrister in England and Wales, and has been the recipient of the Sir Albion Richardson scholarship at Gray’s Inn.
Ms. Munshey is also a lawyer in Pakistan and acts as the non-resident Senior Research Coordinator at the Legal Aid Office in Karachi. She has extensive experience in legal aid in Pakistan where her work focuses on increasing access to justice, improving criminal justice policy, and enhancing prison conditions.