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Shafiqur Khan

Law School HDR Student - Shafiqur Khan

Profile

Shafiqur Rahman Khan is a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Macquarie. His major areas of interest include international trade law, international law, human rights law, refugee law, media law and constitutional law. He holds a LLM in International Human rights Law from Lund University, Sweden where he was the recipient of the SIDA scholarship. He also holds LLB (Hons.) and LLM from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. During law school, he served as executive editor of the Chittagong University Law Journal.

Prior to joining to Macquarie, Shafiq served as an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Law, Jagannath University Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, he is on leave.

Teaching Responsibilities

LAW 459 -International Law

Teaching Experience:

  • October, 2009 to Continue Jagannath University, Dhaka, Assistant Professor of Law
  • March, 2005 to June, 2008 Stamford University Bangladesh, Senior Lecturer & Assistant Professor of Law
  • July, 2008 to September, 2009 BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Assistant Professor of Law and Chairman
  • Visiting Teacher at South East University Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2010
  • Visiting Teacher Stamford university Bangladesh till now
  • Guest Lecturer and Academic Advisor at University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Chittagong, Bangladesh since 2009
  • Visiting Lecturer, Northern University Bangladesh since 2008

Honors and Awards

  • International Macquarie University Research Excellent Scholarship 2013
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Law
  • SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) 2001
  • Achieved SIDA scholarship to study Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden.


Professional Activities

  • Acted as a member of Community Law Reform (CLR program) initiated by ELCOP, an organization primarily devoted for empowerment of different marginalized communities in Bangladesh.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of BGC Trust University since 2008.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Stamford Journal of Law since 2007.
  • Associated with ELCOP as Organizer of Human Rights Summer School and Director, HRSS program, ELCOP (2007-Till Now)


Training/Workshops (in capacity of a Trainee or Trainer)

  • Undergone a three-day training workshop on refugee law organized by ELCOP in collaboration with UNHCR, which was held in Koitta, Manikganj from 1st October to 3rd October 2006
  • Completed a three days' Workshop on advanced legal research organized by Dhaka University Law Faculty in September 2005.
  • Worked as one of the Resident Instructors in the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th  Human Rights Summer School respectively held in December 2007-2011 at Koitta, Manikgonj, Bangladesh. Fifty selected students from different Law Schools of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal participated in each School.
  • Attended a two days seminar on Legal Response to Terrorism organized by Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka on 27-28 July 2008.
  • Attended two days teaching seminar on Child Rights at Dhaka University in October 2009.
  • Attended one day workshop on Child Rights Bill, 28 February 2010
  • Worked as a resource person in two-day long workshop on refugee law for the law enforcers from 28-29 July, 2011.

Publications

Essays in Research Book/s

  • Co-author, "Safe Custody of Children in Bangladesh: Thinking for a Better Alternative" Dr. Mizanur Rahman (Ed),Shishu Polli Plus (SPP), Tengra, Sreepur, Gazipur. ISBN: 984-300-002636-3 
  • Juddhporadh, Shanti O Manobotar Biruddhe Oporadher Bichare Bangladesh Rashter Jobabdihita, in Dr. Mizanur Rahman (Ed), Juddhaporadhider Bichar: Ekti Aini Onushondhan,
    (Dhaka: Polol & ELCOP, 2007) in Bangla.


Research Article/s

  • Minority Rights under International Law. Published in Stamford Journal of Law, Vol. III. Faculty of Law, Stamford University Bangladesh. August, 2012
  • 'Climate Enthused Border Measures and WTO'. Published in 'Human Rights' and Environment (2011) , by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Sagorica Complex, 46 Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205.
  • WTO and Human Rights: Relationship of Norms within the Dispute Settlement System of WTO. Published in 'Human Rights and Sovereignty Over Natural Resources'(2010) , by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Sagorica Complex, 46 Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205.
  • 'Post-conflict Justice under International Law'. Published in 'Post-Conflict Justice, Peace, Human Rights'(2009) , by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Sagorica Complex, 46 Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205.
  • 'ICC's Exercise of Jurisdiction in the Light of Past International Criminal Law Experience'. Published in BGC Trust University Journal Vol.1,No.1, March 2009.
  • 'Corporate Human Rights Violations'. Stamford Journal of Law, 744 Satmoshjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
  • 'Reforming Security Council: A Need of Time'. Published in Human Rights 60 years after UDHR, by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Sagorica Complex, 46 Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205.
  • 'Trial of War Criminals'. Published in Juddhaparadhider Bichar: Ekti Aini Anushondhan. Book Fair 2008 Dhaka.
  • 'Corruption as an International Issue'. Published in Human Rights and Corruption, by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Sagorica Complex, 46 Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205.
  • 'Role of Professional and Civil Society Organizations: Implementing Human Rights Treaties'. Published in Human Rights and Domestic Implementation Mechanism, by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Sagorica Complex, 46 Mirpur Road, Dhaka-1205.

Editing

  • Executive Editor, Law Vision. A Periodicals, published under the authority of Clinical
  • Legal Education Program, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.2001
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of BGC Trust University since 2008.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Stamford Journal of Law since 2007.


Paper Presentation

  • Corruption as an International Issue, session conducted at the 7th Human Rights Summer School, 10-21 December, 2007, Koitta, Manikgonj, Bangladesh.
  • Safe Custody of the Children, session conducted at the 8th Human Rights Summer School, December, 2008, Koitta, Manikgonj, Bangladesh.
  • Legal Awareness and Enforcement of Human Rights, 9th Human Rights Summer School, December, 2009.
  • Peaceful Settlement of Water Dispute, 10th Human Rights Summer School, December 2010.
  • Consumer Protection Law in Bangladesh, Presentations at Divisional and National Level, in the project of Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) and Consumer International (CI), June 2009-June 2010.
  • Children's Right at War, Paper presented at the Mofid University Iran, 12 July-17 July 2010.
  • WTO Dispute Settlement and Human Rights, in 11th Human Rights Summer School, Koitta, Manikgonj, Bangladesh, December 2010.


Review

  • Engaged in reviewing articles for different law journals.


Translation Works

  • Translated the Annual Report of National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh from Bangla to English, 2011

Profession Related Responsibilities

  • Expert trainer to teach Refugee law and Human Rights to different Government officials, Border Guards Bangladesh(BGB) organized by UNHCR(Since 2010)
  • Since 2009 acting as the Director of the Human Rights Summer School and Community Law Reform Project.
  • Since 2011 acting as the Director of Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) - a registered voluntary human rights organization.
  • Chairman, Department of Law, BGC Trust University Bangladesh. (July 2008-Sep.2009)

Consultancy

  • Consultant to the IOM- International Organization for Migration on Migrant workers from Bangladesh , 2008 (on-going)
  • Consultant, Save the Children- UK on Safe Custody of Children, 2008 (ongoing)
  • Consultant, The Daywalka Foundation (USA), 2007
  • Consultant, IOM on Trafficking in Persons, 2006
  • Consultant to Save the Children-UK, Bangladesh since February 2006(in different research projects)
  • Consultant to the UNHCR - Myanmar Refugee Project