Ibrahim

Hauwa Ibrahim

Visiting Scholar


J.D.; S.J.D.; M.L., American University's Washington College of Law


Research interests include the root causes of terrorism, including radicalization of youth and building bridges of cooperation between religious and non-religious communities.


Hauwa Ibrahim, J.D., S.J.D., M.L., is an international human rights and Sharia law attorney with considerable academic and government experience, currently researching multidisciplinary and collaborative exploration of root causes of terrorism, including radicalization of youth and building bridges of cooperation between religious and non-religious communities.

Ibrahim is the president of The Peace Institute. With over 15 years in human rights law; founder and senior partner of Abuja law firm, she was personally responsible for saving 40 women sentenced to death by stoning; author of Practicing Shariah Law: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts and Guide to Achieving Human Rights Objectives Under Sharia Law for Judges and Attorneys in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon; envoy for UN (EU initiatives on girl child education); Council of Human Rights of the International Bar Association; visiting professor and sought after speaker on human rights, especially related to gender, justice, and interfaith dialogue.

As a Visiting Scholar at WCW, she is working on manuscripts and conference planning while continuing her justice work.


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