Muhammad Rezaur Rahman

Muhammad Rezaur Rahman

Assistant Professor
LL.B. (Honours), LL.M., Northern University Bangladesh
LL.M. (Thesis), Institute of Comparative Law (ICL), Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada
E-Mail: mr.rahman@uap-bd.edu

  • Educational Qualification
  • Professional Qualification
  • Publications
  • Experience
  • Research Interest

LL.M. (Thesis), Faculty of Law, ICL, McGill University (Canada), 2015 –2017
Result: 3.14
Thesis: A 30000-word thesis on the Compatibility of the state Religion Clause within a Pro-Secular Constitutional Framework: An Analysis in the Context of Bangladesh
Courses: Theoretical Approaches to Law, Legal Research Methodology, Civil Liberties, Legal Traditions, Master’s Thesis (1-6).

LL.M., Northern University Bangladesh, 2012-13
Result: 4.00 (Chancellor’s Gold Medalist)
Courses: Principles of Civil Litigation, Comparative Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Law of Intellectual Property, Law of the Sea, International Humanitarian Law, Principles of Criminal Litigation, Research Monograph.

LLB (Honours), Northern University Bangladesh, 2008-12
Result: 3.956

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Advocate
Qualified to practice as an Advocate of the Dhaka Judge Court in Bangladesh.

Selected Publications

 Articles:

  • The Effectiveness of the Affirmative Action for the Indigenous People of Bangladesh Under the Notion of “Backward Section”: An Analysis, Law Journal BD, vol. 4, no. 5, 2016.
  • Secularizing the God: Developing A Sui Generis Civil Religion through Secularization of Islam in Turkey, Bangladesh Journal of Law, vol. 16, no. 2, 2017
    at http://ssrn.com/abstract=3695476.
  • Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Comparative Discourse, Law Journal BD, vol. 5, no. 16, 2017.
  • Challenges of Taking Human Rights Fact-Finding Lessons Out of Classrooms: Lessons from Bangladesh, Indian Journal of Law and Society, vol. 10, 2019 at https://bit.ly/3wp81ST. (Co-author)

 

Book Chapters

  •  Ensuring Climate Justice through Corporate Social Responsibility: An Inquisition in the Context of Bangladesh, ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights 2013, 2013. (co-author)
  • Diverse Streams of Education in Bangladesh and Realization of Right to Education, Jamakon Yearbook 2014 National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, 2014. (co-author)
  • Right to Health: from Rhetoric to Pragmatic Approach, Jamakon Yearbook 2015 National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, 2015. (co-author)

 

Books:

  • In the Shadow of Death: the Tantees of Bangladesh, ELCOP, 2012. (co-author), ISBN-978-984-603-249-9.
  • Economic Development versus Human Rights Abuse: Shrimp Culture in the South, ELCOP & UNDP, 2019. (co-edited), ISBN-978-984-34-7371-4

 

Independent Legal Consultancy and Report

  • Independent legal consultant and contributor in a report for the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh from 2014-2015.

 

Ø   Research Grants

  • A research grant of Tk. 200,000 was awarded to study the Diverse Streams of Education in Bangladesh and Realization of Right to Education by the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, 2014.
  • A research grant of Tk. 200,000 was awarded to study the Right to Health: from Rhetoric to Pragmatic Approach by the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, 2015.
  • James McGill

 

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

 

2017- Present: Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific.

2017 (till April): Taught as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Northern University Bangladesh.

2013-2017: Taught as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Northern University Bangladesh.

2014- Present:  Resident Instructor (pro-bono) in the Human Rights Summer School, ELCOP.

2019-Present: Director (pro-bono), Community Law Reform Research Program, ELCOP.           

2015-2016: Worked as an O’Brien Graduate Fellow in the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University, Canada.

2016: Worked as a James McGill Professor Fellow in the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada.   

My research interest includes issues relating to South Asian secularism and Constitution, Political Theory of Religion, Law and Religion, Human Rights, Community Law Research