Diploma in Human Rights, Transparency, Democracy and Social Networking
RELIEF INTERNATIONAL, BANGLADESH COUNTRY OFFICE Summer 2015
Human Rights and Protection Specialist Designed and prepared a Policy Handbook for Relief International-BD on Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration through the Bay of Bengal Route. The Policy Paper provides a holistic knowledge as to the geo political strategic value and impact of Bay of Bengal on increased unsafe human trafficking from Bangladesh.
Prepared the Final Report for the PVHT Project (Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking), a three year project run by Relief International which ended on September 2015. The Final Report includes concised activities description and critical impact analysis based upon case studies.
NORTHERN UNIVERSITY BANGLADESH, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Fall 2013-Summer 2014
HUMAN RIGHTS SUMMER SCHOOL, Dhaka, BangladeshWinter 2013 and 2014
Worked as an instructor, gave lectures, coordinated student group exercises and conducted evaluation of student presentations on Human Right and Climate Justice, and Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR),Dhaka, Bangladesh
Field based factual and analytical legal research on access to justice of the documented and undocumented Rohingya refugees living in Kutupalong Camp in Cox’s bazar, Bangladesh; drafted a handbook on guidelines and legal resources for judges and practitioners on refugee law in the courts of Bangladesh. I interviewed the refugees in the camps, the camp officials, compiled good practices by the courts on the issue.
Prepared proposal for human rights training of the Rohingyarefugees residing in the camps which was submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh by the UNHCR, Dhaka.
Intern Fall 2012
Under the supervision of the Chief Protection Officer in Bangladesh, conducted detailed analytical research on Released Prisoners under the Foreigners Act 1946. Focused on the legislative gaps and administrative flaws in the immigration laws of Bangladesh. Conducted field visit, data collection and interviewed judges and prison authorities. The research was later further developed (independently) and published by the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh (NHRC-BD). Drafted a brief note on the Structure of the Bangladeshi Judiciary and its functions with regard to judicial activism. As a rapporteur in two AGDMs (Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming) on Refugees conducted by the UNHCR in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, recorded the proceedings and minutes of the conferences and drafted a full report for the office.
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH LAW OF THE COMMON PEOPLE (ELCOP)2008-2014
Coordinator February 2010 – August 2014
Trained and prepared young Law students on Human Rights Training targeted for the Secondary level students anddisadvantaged communities. The work also involved planning the trainings, recruiting, drafting and submitting project proposals and logistics management. Personally supervised the drafting and regular revision of the training manual.
Researcher February – December, 2012
Participated in the CLR (Community Law Research) program to conduct analytical research on the socio-legal aspects of the rights of the weaver community of Bangladesh. Particularly focused on the Intellectual property rights of the weavers over their hand woven products and traditional designs. The research was published in 2012 as part of a research anthology.
Street Lawyer June 2008- January 2010
Worked in four schools as a Street Lawyer sharing the basic concepts of Law and legal system for building awareness school students. The training focused on basic concepts of Human Rights and laws of Bangladesh. Drafted the chapter on domestic violence in the training manual.
THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMES TRIBUNAL, BANGLADESH (ICT-BD)
Translated the depositions and testimonies made by the prosecution witnesses for the record and use by the Prosecutor’s Office.
Researcher 2010-2011 Conducted legal research for the prosecution. Drafted briefs of the depositions by the prosecution witnesses, analysed laws and collected legal authorities for the Prosecution.
THE LIBERATION WAR MUSEUM (LWM) ,Dhaka, Bangladesh
Volunteer, Legal Research Team November 2011- August 2012
Discussed and analysed the progress and challenges faced by the ICT (International Crimes Tribunal) Bangladesh. Made a presentation on the Topic “ The Definition of Crimes Against Humanity under the ICT Act 1973” at a seminar on “Definition of Crimes Against Humanity and Principle of non-Retroactivity” organized by the LWM jointly with the Legal Clinics of University of California and Yale University with Dr. Lawrence Fletcher.
Bengali (Native Speaker), English (Fluent), French (Conversational), Hindi (Fluent but no reading or writing), Arabic (only reading, no comprehension)
Analysing the Legislative Gaps in the Detention Scheme of the Foreigners in Bangladesh: The Released Prisoners, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh
Available at http://www.nhrc.org.bd/PDF/Study%20reports/The%20Realeased%20Prisoner.pdf
Unveiling the Invisible Anguish: the Victims of Climate Change, (coauthored), ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights, 2013, 141-160
In Pursuit of Deliverance: Critical Analysis of the Draft Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act 2012,(coauthored) ELCOP J. Human Rights and Critically Disadvantaged People, 2012, 207-224
IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH: THE TANTEES IN BANGLADESH, 2012, Ed. Dr. Md. RahmatUllah, ELCOP &Palal Publications, (2012)
THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMES TRIBUNAL BANGLADESH: ANSWERS TO THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh (2012)
Radicalization Of Religion In Bangladesh And National Cultural Identity, Graduate Essay, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, 2015
A Beginner’s Take on Love: Does the Sufi Love Transcend Religious Borders to Encapsulate Humanity?, Graduate Essay, Harvard Divinity School, 2015
The Diverse Steams of Education and Realization of right to Education in Bangladesh, Study Report conducted for the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh , 2014
Conciliation and Other Alternate Procedure for Dispute resolution in Personal matters Incorporated within the Legal System of the Sub-continent, Research Monograph for LLM, 2013
Susan H. Farbstein
Clinical Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Professor Farbstein was my direct Supervisor at Harvard International Human Rights Clinic. Under her supervision I worked with Equal Education (EE) and Equal Education Law Center (EELC) based in KZN, South Africa, on policy analysis on right to education in South Africa, drafted memorandum, analysed national and provincial legislations and action plans, analysed statistical data, and designed advocacy campaigns.