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Nadia Rahaman is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Law, East-West University. She has taught and supervised students on contract law, gender and personal laws, criminology and criminal laws, international laws etc. Her research interest lies in international humanitarian and human rights laws, gender and family laws, and criminal laws. She published in reputed national journals and conferences. She is the convener of the Department Moot Committee. After taking on the responsibility from Fall 2021, the committee has held two workshops. Five teams represented the department in national and international level competitions and had remarkable achievements.
Nadia completed her LLM with a thesis on International Trade Law from the top law school in the country, the Department of Law, University of Dhaka. She also did her LLB from the same being awarded University Graduate Scholarship for her undergraduate result. She is now closely working with Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), a voluntary, non-governmental and non-profit, human rights education, research and training organization. She worked in research projects and training programs under ELCOP as a researcher and trainer. Rahaman worked in the remote schools of Bangladesh and marginalized communities to promote legal awareness of human rights and train potential community leaders as a part of the organization.
Back in 2015, Nadia interned with a pioneer non-government organization in the country named Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST). There she worked to promote awareness of responsibility in providing legal aid and advice to disadvantaged persons and to organize seminars and symposiums for law students, teachers, advocates and judges in promoting participation in workshops and training. After that, she joined as a fellow in the Women in Justice Project under the Justice for All program (JFA) of the USAID and NCSC. As a part of the program, she assisted in advancing gender equity, empowering legal professionals and law students and encouraging young women to embrace legal careers by coordinating with the stakeholders and organizing dialogue sessions, discussion meetings, problem-solving forums etc.
She interned at International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh (ICT-BD) after completing graduation in 2017. She worked under the prosecution team to assist in necessary research and documentation of the ongoing cases related to war crime perpetrators of the Bangladesh Liberation War 1971. She has over ten years experience of volunteering for social causes. During her law school days, she worked as a volunteer and campus ambassador at different non-profit organizations such as Banglar Pathshala, Teach for Bangladesh and the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS).
Nadia represented Bangladesh on an international platform by participating in moot court competitions including the prestigious Henry Dunant Memorial National and Regional Moot Court Competitions, Red Cross IHL Moot Court Competition etc. She has been awarded Best Memorial and Best Mooter prizes in national and international moot competitions while representing the University of Dhaka. She is actively involved as an instructor and facilitator in mooting and street lawyering in different law schools in the country. Besides, as a former General Secretary of Dhaka University Moot Court Society (DUMCS), she has adjudicated and organized numerous moot court competitions in order to promote mooting and advocacy in Bangladesh.
Coach of Moot Competitions:
International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, Gender, Family and Personal Laws, Criminology and Criminal Laws
Supervision of Undergrad (LLB) Students:
M.A. Razzak, N. Rahaman & A.R. Partha, “Access to Justice by the Harijan Community: An Appraisal of its Traditional Justice Delivery System”. Empowerment through Law of the Common People, Vol-10, (2016), P.191
Book Title: Harijans of Bangladesh: Living with the Injustice of Untouchability