Dr MuhammadBasheer Ismail

Dr MuhammadBasheer Ismail

Law Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • The Law School


  • FHEA
  • LLB
  • PhD / DPhil


Dr Ismail, who joined the University of Hull as a law lecturer in 2016, has widely practiced law in all levels of courts from magistrates' courts through to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

After successfully completing the Bar Examination, he was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1992.

Dr Ismail completed his PhD at the University of Hull in 2013. He has also studied at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria (LLM, 2003), Nigerian Law School (Barrister at Law, 1992) and Bayero University, Nigeria (LLB, 1991).


- Tort Law

- Global Human Rights Law

- Real World Law


- Regional Human Rights Systems

Recent outputs

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Islamic law and transnational diplomatic law: A quest for complementarity in divergent legal theories

Ismail, M. (2016). Islamic law and transnational diplomatic law: A quest for complementarity in divergent legal theories. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137558770

Research interests

Public International Law, (particularly: International Diplomatic and Consular Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights and Law of Terrorism), Islamic law in Muslim States, particularly its interaction with Public International Law. I have recently completed a research entitled: “Jihad Misplaced for Terrorism: An Overview of the Boko Haram Crisis from Islamic and International Humanitarian Law Perspectives”, which is to be published as a chapter in a book titled International Conflict and Security Law. I am now working on a research entitled: “Child Girl Marriage in Northern Nigeria: The Question of Congruency between International Human Rights and Islamic Law.”

Postgraduate supervision

International Law, with particular reference to Diplomatic and Consular Law; International Human Rights Law; International Humanitarian Law; Law of Terrorism and Islamic Law