Khadija Hassan

Research Fellow (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Khadija Hassan


Email: hassan 
Phone: +49 6221 91404 45
Skype: mpfpr.hassan

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Project Activities


Other Activities and Research Interests

Public International Law, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Law of Peace and Security, Human Rights Law, Transitional Justice, Legislative Drafting

Professional and Academic Background

Since 8/2016 Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

6/2016–7/2016 Legal Consultant (Short Term), Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

3/2015–3/2016 Programme Consultant and Legislative Drafter, Legal Action Worldwide, Geneva (Switzerland)

12/2014–3/2015 Legal Consultant (Short Term), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Maritime and Transnational Organised Crime Programme, Nairobi (Kenya)

12/2013–5/2015 Legal Consultant, Anti-Counterfeit Advisor, Eaton Electric, Nairobi (Kenya)

3/2014–11/2014 Consultant Legislative Drafter and Advisor, National Democratic Institute, Somalia Programme, Nairobi (Kenya)

11/2012–11/2013 Assistant Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial and Development Assistance Program, Nairobi (Kenya)

10/2011–11/2011 Legal Consultant, Indian Ocean Commission

6/2009–4/2011 Legal Consultant (Free Lance), Nairobi (Kenya)

6/2008–6/2009 Legal Advisor, Accord International, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

1/2007–12/2007 Postgraduate Diploma of Law, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi (Kenya)

9/2002–10/2003 Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)

9/1999–6/2002 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Upper Second Class Honours Degree, University of Northampton (United Kingdom)

  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple Benefactors Scholar (2002)
  • University of Northampton, International Student Scholar (1999 – 2002) 
  • University of Northampton, TDS Lewis Scholar (2002)
  • Recipient of Millennium Volunteers Excellence Award 2002 (UK Secretary of State for Education & Skills), Northampton Citizens Advice Bureau (United Kingdom)
  • Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Inns of Court (United Kingdom)
  • Law Society of Kenya