School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Prof Mashood Baderin, holds a 1st Class LLB (Hons) Combined Degree in English Common Law and Islamic Law from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, an LLM Degree in Public International Law and a PhD Degree in International Human Rights and Islamic Law both from the University of Nottingham. He is currently Professor of Law and Head of the School of Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He researches and publishes in the areas of Human Rights, International Law and Islamic Law, with particular reference on the interaction between International Law, International Human Rights Law and Islamic Law in Muslim States. Amongst his many publications is International Human Rights and Islamic Law, OUP, 2003, 2005 (UK Catalogue ), which is a leading text on the subject of human rights and Islamic law. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, and co-founding editor of the Muslim World Journal of Human Rights (Bepress). He speaks English, Arabic and 3 other African languages.