Justice R. B. Haastrup was born on 28TH May, 1967 in Kaduna. She hails from Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe State by birth and married to Chief Dr. Adetayo Haastrup from the State of Osun, with children.
She attended Command Children School, Kaduna from 1973 to 1979 for FSLC and Command Secondary School, Kakuri, Kaduna from 1979 to 1984 for WASC. She was admitted into Ahmadu Bello Univeristy, Zaria in 1986 and graduated in 1989 with LLB. She was called to Bar in 1990.
Justice Haastrup performed her NYSC primary assignment at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Headquarters, Marina, Lagos in the 1990/91 service year. She worked as Company Legal Adviser with Sanbath Nigeria Limited, 8 Galadima Road, off Alkali Road, GRA, Kaduna between 1993 and 2001. She joined the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja in 2002 as Senior Registrar I and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Registrar in 2009 in which position she served till her judicial appointment.
She is a member of several associations connected with the practice of law and adjudication like NBA, FIDA, IBA, IACA. In addition, she has participated in several seminars and conferences at home and abroad..