Salma Waheedi

Salma Waheedi

RCPI Affiliate
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Salma Waheedi is a lawyer specializing in constitutional law and human rights. She is the Associate Director of the Program of Law and Society in the Muslim World, a Lecturer on Law, and a Clinical Instructor at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. She is also an affiliate of the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School. Salma’s work focuses on expanding the rights of vulnerable communities and seeking justice for victims of human rights violations through impact litigation and policy advocacy at the local, regional, and international levels. Her legal practice covers a number of areas, including gender justice, labor rights, minority right, justice sector reform, corporate accountability, and corporate compliance, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. She also teaches courses on Human Rights Advocacy, Islamic Law, and Islam and Human Rights at Harvard Law School. Her academic research interests include comparative constitutional law, constitutional rights, Islamic family law, and Arab legal history.