Duaa Hassan

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Birmingham Law School
Doctoral researcher

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Qualifications

  • LL.M – Northeastern university, Boston, USA
  • LL.B (Honors) – University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

Biography

I am a first-year Doctoral Researcher at Birmingham Law School, hold a bachelor’s degree with Honors from University of Khartoum, Sudan.

I completed my master’s degree in Law at Northeastern University, USA, with honors on Human Rights thesis “The US sanctions on Sudan”.

During my undergraduate studies I had several opportunities to teach international law seminars. The cooperative education system (COOP Program) at Northeastern University enabled me to work as a legal intern at Haggar Holding Company and at the same time teaching law at University of Medical Science and Technology, Sudan. This training experience encourage me to pursue an academic career.

After I obtained my master’s degree, I taught law at Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University (Saudi Arabia) and Jordanian Sudanese College for Science and Technology (Sudan).

Teaching

• Legal Researcher and Academic Assistant at University of Medical Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
• Part-time Lecturer at Princess Nora Bint Abdul Rahman University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
• Lecturer at Jordanian Sudanese College for Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
• Volunteer Teacher and legal consultant at Al- Huda Society Community Center, Boston, USA

Doctoral research

PhD title
The Restrictions on Freedom of Political Expression on Campus: How Students Can Exercise Political Expression on Campus with Respect for Human Rights and Academic Interests
Supervisors
Dr Lydia Morgan and Dr Bosko Tripkovic
Course
Law PhD / PhD by Distance Learning / MPhil / MJur

Research

The general principles of and restrictions on freedom of expression are practically applied to the academic community and institutions, as no clear international restrictions have been specified for freedom of expression on campus. However, since higher education institutions are the marketplace of ideas for future generations, states should be cautious when restricting this freedom. Currently, those international restrictions on free expression created huge hinderance to the educational process.

From an international perspective, the research will focus on analyzing the theories, legal interpretations, and boundaries of the restrictive standards and their suitability to be applied “on campus”. 

The comparison between the different theories and legal systems of various democratic countries may suggest new ways to achieve an international or regional agreement specified in “The Restrictions on Freedom of Expression on Campus”.

The research will shed light on the negative and positive aspects of the freedom of political expression on campus through the legal experience of United Kingdom and United States of America. In addition, it will examine the impact of the general international restrictions on freedom of political expression on the human rights violations that occur on campuses.

Other activities

• The Sudanese Environment Conservation Society
• The Sudanese Center for Conciliation and Arbitration

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