Biography

I graduated with an Msc in Human Rights from The University of Birmingham in 2009. My Masters dissertation examined Children Rights In Saudi Arabia. After I obtained my Masters degree, I worked from Jan 2010 until April 2012 at the Children Cases Department, in the Human Rights Center, Saudi Arabia. In 2012, I was awarded a scholarship to undertake a PhD focusing on one of the most important of modern crimes relating to children: child trafficking.

Research project

Thesis Topic: Child Trafficking From The Perspective Of Islamic Law: Case Study Of Saudi Arabia.

My research project is motivated by the fact that human trafficking is a vile and heinous violation of human rights that affects not only adults, but children. The purpose of my project is to critically analyse the problem of child trafficking and to examine in detail the extent to which Saudi Arabia has, as a Muslim country, been successful in implementing effective action against child trafficking. This will be done by examining the implementation of Saudi Arabia’s national laws and the implementation of international standards.

Supervisors:
Prof. Tom Obokata
Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz

Keele experience

I was attracted to Keele University because of the opportunity to study under Professor Tom Obokata, a leading expert in Transnational Organised Crime generally and trafficking of human beings in particular. Keele Law School also has a strong reputation in the field of human rights law. I enjoyed taking a number of research modules, especially 'Research Methodology' and 'Research Design.' These assisted me greatly in deciding the design of my own research and the in selecting the most appropriate methodology. In addition to Professor Obokata's supervision, I have also benefited from the supervisory input of Professor Tsachi Keren-Paz. Both supervisors have always provides me with the help, assistance and support I need to conduct my research. Keele University also offers additional classes, specifically aimed at supporting and helping international students in developing their academic skills.