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Adejoké Babington-Ashaye

Associate Fellow, Rule of Law Responses to Terrorism


Adejoké Babington-Ashaye is a distinguished international legal professional specializing in international law, including accountability for sexual and gender-based violence within the context of terrorism. As a Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center, she concentrates on legal and criminal justice counter-terrorism strategies. With a wealth of expertise encompassing international criminal law, counter-terrorism legislation, and broader legal policy issues, Adejoké is renowned for her role delivering technical and capacity-building training to national criminal justice authorities on investigating and prosecuting conflict-related sexual violence and terrorism-related crimes. Her career spans institutions such as The World Bank, The International Court of Justice, and The International Criminal Court. She holds advanced degrees including a Doctor of International Affairs, a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, and an LL.M in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Additionally, she is a licensed attorney in the State of New York and is the co-editor of the book "International Criminal Investigations: Law and Practice" (2018).


Selected relevant publications:

“Assessing State Accountability Responses to UN Security Council Resolutions on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in the Context of Terrorism from a Criminal Justice Perspective: Spotlight on Nigeria,” Securing The Future Initiative: Policy Brief, 2022.  

“Prioritizing Accountability for Sexual Terrorism on the Global Peace and Security Agenda: An Assessment of the Way Forward from National Prosecutions of Sexual Terrorism by Boko Haram to Security Council Decisiveness,” Journal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, (2020) Vol 1 No. 2, 199-227.