│Azril Mohd Amin's personal views
AZRIL MOHD AMIN
Advocate & Solicitor | Admitted as an advocate and solicitor: 05/10/2000
BC ID BC/A/1092 | LPA Regulated
AZRIL MOHD AMIN has an honours degree in law (LLB) from the Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Malaysia and was a Chevening scholar whilst reading MA in Human Rights at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London (2004-2005). He was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2000 and has been practising law ever since. He has over a decade of experience in law and human rights for the Asia-Pacific region.
He is one of the founding members and trustees of the Islamic and Strategic Studies Institute (ISSI), one of the founding directors of Himpunan Keilmuwan Muslim (HAKIM) since 2012, Panel Member of the Islamic Consultative Council (2016-2018) and chairman of Human Rights Cluster of Majlis Amal Islami (under the Islamic Da’wah Foundation of Malaysia) since 2014.
His involvement with civil society accelerated in 2013 when he founded and led the MuslimUPRo delegation, a coalition of 16 major Islamic non-governmental organisations (NGI), to Malaysia’s 2nd Universal Periodic Review at the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2014, he founded and became the chief executive of CENTHRA (Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy) a full-fledged research and advocacy outfit focusing on issues of Islam and Human Rights. He had since spend much of his time managing projects and establishing triadic relationships for CENTHRA, domestically and internationally.
He also writes a personal blog which is focused mainly on Islam and human rights issues.
Qualifications/ Professional affiliations
Ahli Mangku Negara (AMN) (Member of the Order of the Defender of the Realm) by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong al-Wathiqu Billah Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Al- Marhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah, in conjunction with his majesty’s official birthday on 4th of June 2011;
Azril is a loving and devoted father of four.