Hauwa Ibrahim

Hauwa Ibrahim

WSRP Research Associate and Colorado Scholar 2010-11
WSRP Research Associate 2012-13
WSRP Research Associate 2011-12

Home institution

Independent Scholar

Research project

Humanizing Shariah: A Memoir of the Human Face of a Legal Practice

This project addresses the practical and theoretical challenges of protecting women's rights under Shariah law as it is practiced in Northern Nigeria. It recounts a life spent working within the Islamic system and engaging the 'fundamentalists' to achieve justice when defending women sentenced to death, while maintaining the highest global standard of rule of law and justice.

Courses

HDS 2107: Women, Justice and Shariah (Fall 2010)
HDS 2108: Women, Justice, and Sharia in Nigeria (Fall 2011, Spring 2013)

WSRP lectures

Humanizing Shariah: A Memoir of the Human Face of a Legal Practice (2010-2011)
Shariah Judicial Processes: The Case of Fatimah Usman (March 2012)

Selected publications

  • Practicing Shariah Law: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts (American Bar Association, 2013) Publisher page

Research Associate Status

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