Abdul Paliwala

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Abdul Paliwala is Emeritus Professsor at the School of Law, University of Warwick. He is a member of the International Development Law and Human Rights Research Group and Director of Electronic Law Journals. His current research is in the areas of Globalisation and Legal Regulation of the Digital Divide, Law and Economy in Developing Countries and Information Technology in Legal Education.

Abdul was the lead EU Consultant, Democratisation and Human Rights in Malawi between 1996 and 1997. He has also held a wide range of consultancies on human rights resource centres and on C&IT development and given advice in Hungary, India and Taiwan. Abdul previously held posts at the University of Papua New Guinea, the University of Dar-es-Salaam and the Queen's University, Belfast. He also served as Secretary of the Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea. Abdul's main current research is in the areas of globalisation and governance, digital legal regulation law and economy in developing countries and information technology in legal education. He is the author of numerous publications and his latest work is A History of Legal Informatics.