Baroness Afshar

Baroness Afshar

Full title

The Baroness Afshar OBE

Name

Haleh Afshar

Party/group

Crossbench

Joined the Lords

11 December 2007

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 8530
Fax: 020 7219 5979
afsharh@parliament.uk

Biography

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Professor Emeritus University of York 2011-
Member Nuffield Council on Bioethics and pharmacogenetics 2002-04

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Commissioner National Commission for Women 2008-10
Member Honours Education Committee 2007-
Commissioner UK Drug Policy Commission 2006-
Hon President Muslim Women's Network 2002-

Member's focus

Policy
Asylum, immigration and nationality
Communities and families
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
Education
Employment and training
Health services and medicine
International affairs
Women
Islam.
World
France
India
Middle East.

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Professor of Politics, University of York
    • Visiting Professor of Islamic Law, Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé, University of Strasbourg
    • Commissioner, Women's National Commission (honorarium)
    • Occasional fees from media for interviews and programmes such as BBC Any Questions and Newsnight
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • PA funded by University of York
    • Four unpaid researchers (part-time)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Commissioner, UK Drug Policy Commission
    • Chair, Communication Committee, British Muslim Research Centre