Hauwa Ibrahim

WSRP Research Associate 2012-2013

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.


HDS 2108: Women, Justice, and Sharia in Nigeria (Spring 2013)

Selected publications

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