Dr. Fatima Ahdash | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Dr. Fatima Ahdash

Dr. Fatima Ahdash (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Law


Dr. Fatima Ahdash’s research interests lie in national security, family law, child rights and human rights and their various interactions. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE) where she was awarded the prestigious Modern Law Review prize for her cutting-edge research. She has published in highly rated peer-reviewed journals and is currently writing a book (published by Routledge) on family regulation and counter-terrorism. She has acted as an expert consultant for the Council of Europe, the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, UNICEF and various international organizations. Dr. Ahdash has worked with national and international NGOs including Rights and Security International and Reprieve in the area of national security and accountability. She has an LLM in Human Rights Law and an LLB from the LSE.

Research Interests

  • National Security
  • Family Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Child rights


Assistant Professor

College of Law, HBKU

2023 - Present
  • Lecturer

    Law Department, Goldsmiths, University of London

    2020 - 2023



London School of Economics

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

    London School of Economics

  • LLM (Human Rights Law)

    London School of Economics

  • LLB

    London School of Economics


Selected Publications