Sayyad Mohyeddeen serves as the Chairman of Justice For A better World (JFBW), a global charity committed to making our world a better place for everyone, through education, justice and the eradication of poverty.
A long-term activist on human rights and justice, Sayyad Mohyeddeen leads the charity’s worldwide work promoting rule of law, human rights and the eradication of poverty through education and empowerment. From 2000 to 2004 Mohyeddeen served as Head of Law at the City of London Law Institute. He was also is the founding Director of Justice International, the legal organisation which alongside For A Better World forms Justice For A Better World. By profession Mohyeddeen is a Barrister; member of the Bar of England and Wales, with over 35 years of legal experience. Prior to joining
JFBW, Mohyeddeen has worked with some distinguished members of the legal profession in various jurisdictions including Sir Ivan Lawrence QC, (UK) Dr. Selim Al Awa, (Egypt) John Platt-Mills QC,(NZ) Dr. Sami Selcuk (Turkey) Dr. Av Lamond (FR) Judge Elizabeth Lawson QC, (UK) and Christopher Cochrane QC (Cyprus & UK). He has also served as a director of Justice International, a leading legal organisation in the field of Justice, Human Rights and rule of law since 1992. As the director of Justice International, he is credited with transforming the organization into one of the world’s foremost international legal NGOs in the promotion of rule of law with extensive rights case loads, including some formidable and most challenging of the time.
In his work promoting Human Rights and justice Mohyeddeen has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world, and observed trials such as that of former Deputy Prime minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim, General Augusto Pinochet of Chile, The Prime Minister of Turkey, Dr. Necemettin Erbakan and many prisoners of conscious, journalists, academicians and students globally.
He played a pivotal role in building the global advocacy campaign against the trial of civilians before military tribunal under the authoritarian regime of the Egyptian brutal dictator Husne Mubarak. In 2008 Mohyeddeen successfully intervened in the case of Youssef Nada of Lugano place under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 blacklist (UNSC 1267)
The government of Switzerland and Italy withdrew all charges and following the judgement of the ECHR in September 2012 clearing him of any criminal responsibility, the US government also dropped its allegation in the case.
Mohyeddeen is a law graduate from London and a post graduate from London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in international Laws. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985 and is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Dhaka specialised in International Disputes Resolution, Corporate Law, Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law and Environmental Laws. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of universal jurisdiction, crimes against humanity, international justice, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.
He is also the author of 'Human Rights in Egypt' and 'Distrust for Democracy', the former, a publication on the Human Rights issues which have plagued Egypt for decades and the latter, a publication on distrust for democracy by the majority of the Middle Eastern world.