Omer Imran Malik

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Omer Imran Malik (CIPP, US and CIPM) is a Business and Human Rights lawyer specializing in technology law who worked on strategic public interest litigation and public policy work at the Law and Policy Chambers.

A graduate of the LUMS Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law, Omer has participated and won in many national and international moot court competitions and participated in various international peace building conferences representing Pakistan and LUMS. He began his legal practice as a Managing Associate to Barrister Syed Ali Zafar at Mandviwalla and Zafar and joined the Law and Policy Chambers in 2018.

His interest areas lied in human rights, public interest, constitutional law, freedom of speech, cybercrimes, and technology regulation. Some of the major cases that he worked on during his time at the Law and Policy Chambers include:

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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in successfully defending a judgement in appeal before the Islamabad High Court in aย caseย involving the illegal shutdown of mobile networks by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 

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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in a successful constitutionalย caseย overturning the illegal shutdown of a political partyโ€™s website by the Pakistan Telecommunicationโ€™s Authority on the eve of the General Elections in Pakistan.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Drafted several legal advisory opinions on the licensing of new technologies for the Pakistan Engineering Council, the national statutory regulator of the engineering profession.

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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in successfully arguing a public interest constitutional petition filed before the Supreme Court of Pakistan to reform the civil justice system of Pakistan and in preparing a bill for developing an entirely new civil justice system for small claims in Pakistan. The bill was submitted to the Minister of Law of the Federal Government and made the basis for the first major civil law reforms in Pakistan in decades.
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in successfully defending a judgement in appeal before the Islamabad High Court in a case involving state liability for enforced disappearances.
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Co-drafted a โ€œVictimsโ€™ billโ€ with Mr. Gilani and Mrs. Amina Masood Janjua to criminalize and prevent the crime of enforced disappearances in Pakistan which created a new investigation agency, a new court and new penalties and developed a compensatory regime for victims and victim families.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Provided multiple consultancies to National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR), Media Matters for Democracy (MMFD) and Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on the Pakistan data protection bill (PDPL) and the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA).
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Researched citizenship law and case law to assist Mr. Gilani in succesfully challenging the non-provision of citizenship to a child of Afghan refugees who was born in Pakistan and enforcing his citizenship rights under Section 4 of the citizenship act.
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in securing a US womanโ€™s custodial and visitation rights to see her minor son in Pakistan.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Successfully argued an appeal on behalf of a young engineer who had challenged the terms of the bond he had signed with his ex-employer for being unconscionable, exploitative and against public policy.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย .
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in successfully challenging the wrongful placement of a young professional being placed on the ECL and being denied to leave Pakistan for his further education.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in challenging the illegal cancellation of khokha licenses by the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad while running a very successful public advocacy campaign which gained the khokhas lots of public support and appeal among the people of Islamabad.ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย 
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๏ƒ˜ย ย ย ย ย Assisted Mr. Gilani in a UN project mapping transgender rights in Pakistan โ€“ also successfully helped a transgender business woman to gain a business loan by writing a legal notice against the NGO provider for discriminating against her.

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Omer is now working as a Senior Data Privacy Analyst at Securiti, a leading global data privacy management software provider. Heย regularly publishes on Dawnย and tweets on politics, law and technology onย https://twitter.com/OmerImranMalik.

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