Legitimacy and Citizenship in the Arab WorldLSE 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.
- The Constitutional Court in Syria’s Constitutions; A Comparative Historical Legal Reading. (in Arabic and English). (forthcoming)
- A Guide to Gender Sensitive Laws, Co-writer with Dr. Silvia Suteu and Salsabil Klibi –(forthcoming).
- The question of religion in the Syrian Constitutions: historical and comparative review. (co-authored with Dr. Rim Turkmani), (in Arabic and English). May 2020.
- Comparative Study on Constitutional Process in the Arab World: A gender perspective (co-authored with Dr. Houda ElSadda and Dr. Salsabil Klibi), Euro Med Feminist Initiative, Paris 2018.
- Constitutional Options in Syria, published by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, ESCWA, Beirut 2017.
- Child Rights in Syrian legislation – A legal study prepared for ICRC, Syria 2017.
- ABC for a Gender Sensitive Constitution- Handbook for Engendering Constitution Making (co-authored with Dr. Silvia Suteu), IFE-EFI Paris 2016. (in Arabic and English).
- Manual on “Shelter Management”, UNHCR-Syria, 2014.
- International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Court – A legal study published as part of the IHL book- Challenges and Perspectives – Alhalabi publications – Beirut 1st edition 2005.
- The Crime of Aggression and the International Legal Responsibility, Alhalabi publications Beirut 1st edition 2005, 2nd edition 2018
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