Currently researching on financing the right to health through Islamic fiscal law and examining the jurisprudential ("Fiqh") validity of utilising Islamic taxation to finance health rights in a secular state. Her research areas also include: examining the impact of international tax agreements and illicit financial flows on the socio economic rights of communities; linking digital currencies to debt restructuring for African economies; and the link between tax abuses and human rights violations by MNCs in the extractives sector.
Lyla is a member of the Steering Committee of the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), a member of the Law Reform and Devolution Committee of the Law Society of Kenya and a member of the Working Group on Tax of the African Institute of Fiscal Studies. Lyla is also a practising business and trial lawyer as well as a lecturer at the School of Law, University of Nairobi.
See Lyla's Cardiff University page.