Legitimacy and Citizenship in the Arab World

LSE Policy research project

Dr. Ibrahim Draji


Visiting Senior Fellow

Dr Ibrahim Draji is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Department of International Development at LSE. He holds a PhD in International Law from Ein Shams University, Egypt, and has over seventeen years of experience as a lecturer in law at different universities.

He is an Attorney Consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on protection of refugees and displaced and stateless persons and has worked as a consultant for several other international organisations including working on human trafficking and illegal immigration with the International Organization for Migration, working on constitutional issues with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), and working on women’s rights and gender equality with the EuroMed Feminist Initiative.

He is a member in the Syrian constitutional process that was launched under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva in 2019, where he is part of the Middle Third block representing the Syrian civil society and legal experts.

He was member of the committee responsible for drafting the Refugee Arab Law and to update the Arab Refugee Convention by the Transitional Arab Parliament and UNHCR.
He also contributed to several legal Syrian committees for drafting legislation, including being a member of the committee responsible for abolishing the emergency law in Syria and the state security court, the committee drafting the national law for combating crimes of trafficking in persons and the committee drafting the national law on migration and refugees.

Key Publications:

The Crime of Aggression and the International Legal Responsibility, Alhalabi publications Beirut 1st edition 2005, 2nd edition 2018