B.A.; LL.B. (Hons.) (University of Delhi);
M.A. (University of Birmingham, UK)
Haifa is a lawyer and an academic licensed to practice law in India. She has completed her LL.B. from University of Delhi and Masters in International Relations from the University of Birmingham, UK. While at Birmingham, she also worked as Research Assistant to Professor Stefan Wolff, who is Professor of International Security at University of Birmingham. Prior to joining her masters, she worked at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. She practiced law at the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and affiliated courts. She also worked as a lawyer with Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) on a project funded by the United Nations Funds for the Victims of Torture (UNVFVT) under the aegis of Office of the High Commissioner of Human rights (OHCHR) on Enforced Disappearances and Torture. Apart from this, has also been engaged in teaching at the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST). She teaches Public International Law, International Relations, Diplomacy, Governance and Security and Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies. She has attended and participated in several national and international conferences and workshops. Also, she has been writing on South Asian Security and her writings have been published. Her research interests include India-Pakistan relations, Kashmir, human rights and law, settlement of international/transnational conflicts and right of self-determination.