Farkhat Ibragimov was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In 2000, he graduated from the Bishkek Humanities University, and in 2008 received a Master’s degree in International Area Studies from the University of Tsukuba. In 2011, he successfully completed the LLM course at the University of Turin, Italy. He recently defended his MA thesis at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha under the Islam and Global Affairs programme. The title of the thesis is ‘Genocide of Uyghur Muslims in China: the Deafening Silence of the Muslim World.’ Ibragimov is particularly interested in human rights protection and the role and place of UN institutions in contemporary global affairs. In this context, he has been cooperating with the World Uyghur Congress to promote and raise awareness of the current human rights situation in East Turkistan (aka Xingjiang). From 01 September to 31 December 2021, he was selected as a Senior Fellow to participate in the Senior Fellowship Programme at the OHCHR Regional Office in Bishkek. Within the fellowship, he has undertaken researches related to the situation of minorities and more particular the Uyghur community in Kyrgyzstan.
Farkhat Ibragimov will speak at the World Justice Forum's Partner Side Event: Upholding the Rights of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples: Access to Justice and Equality and in the World Justice Forum working session Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Laws: Foundations for Equal Rights