Ibrahim Gassama

Visiting Professor of Law
Interim Director, Center for International Human Rights


Ibrahim Gassama, a native of Sierra Leone, has worked for over three decades on human rights, foreign policy, and international economic development issues. These issues led him to recruit and train observers for elections in Haiti and South Africa in the 1990s, including South Africa's first all-race democratic election. In some cases, he served as an observer himself.

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Areas of Expertise

  • International Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Torts
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Organizations Law

Selected Publications


  • BA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • JD, Harvard Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law

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