I hold a PhD in International and Humanitarian Law from the University of Nottingham, UK. I am a lawyer, an Associate Professor and the Dean of the Law Department at the University of Khartoum, and the founding Director of its Human Rights Centre.
My areas of scientific research are human rights, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and migration law, land law and native courts, about which I had published extensively and contributed chapters in books and journal articles in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, USA and South Africa.
I was a member in several French research programs in Sudan: the AUF programs “Metropolization and In-between spaces” 2014-2017, and “Being Arab, Muslim, Sudanese” 2018-2020 (CEDEJ, University of Khartoum and University Paris 8), and the ANR program ANDROMAQUE (Law Anthropology in African and Asian Muslim Worlds), 2014-2017.
I worked as a Legal Advisor and a Human Rights Officer with UN and AU peacekeeping operations and a number of UN agencies. In 2016 I was nominated by the Consultative Committee of the UN Human Rights Council for the position of Special Rapporteur for the Islamic Republic of Iran. In 2017 and 2018, I was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as Humanitarian expert with the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group (SEMG) and the Panel of Experts (POE) on Somalia. I also support the creation and advocacy for civil society associations in Sudan.
I will participate to the teaching team of CliMigraForm program by providing expertise on the Sudanese legal background concerning issues of environment and migration.
Babiker Mohamed A. 2011a. Irregular Migration in Sudan: A Legal Perspective, Euro-Mediterranean Consortium in Applied Research in Migration (CARIM), European University Institute (EUI) and Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), Florence, Italy.
Babiker Mohamed A. 2011b.Gender and migration in Sudan, Gender and Migration Series, Euro-Mediterranean Consortium in Applied Research in Migration (CARIM), European University Institute (EUI) and Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), Florence, Italy.
Babiker Mohamed A., Dublain, M. & Vahlas Alexis (eds). 2013. Enfants soldats et droits des enfants en situation de conflit et de post-conflit. Réalités et enjeux, Paris, L’Harmattan.
Lutz Oette & Babiker Mohamed A. 2017. “Migration control a la Khartoum. EU External Engagement and Human Rights Protection in the Horn of Africa, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 36(4), pp. 64–89 [https://doi.org/10.1093/rsq/hdx013]
Babiker Mohamed A. 2018. “Freedom of Religion, Minority Rights and the ‘Islamization’ of Laws in Sudan: from Independence to Secession of South Sudan”, in Mashood Baderin (ed.) Handbook on Human Rights and Islamic Law, Edward Elgar Publishers.
Casciarri Barbara & Babiker A. Mohamed (eds). 2018. Anthropology of Law in Muslim Sudan. Land, Courts and the Plurality of Practices, Leiden, Brill, “Islam and Society” series.
Lutz Oette & Babiker Mohamed A. (eds). 2019. Constitution Making and Human Rights in Sudan, London, Routledge.