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Arif Ahmed

Asst. Professor

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Arif Ahmed is an academic activist, freelance journalist (columnist), and lawyer. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, Notre Dame University Bangladesh. He is also a lawyer at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He has worked at Southeast University, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT), and the Human Development Research Center (HDRC). He holds LL.B. (Hons.) and LL.M. degrees from the University of Dhaka, securing first class in his LL.M. His areas of interest include International Human Rights Law, International Law of Refugees, Public International Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He has published several books and articles in national and international law journals. He also writes for national dailies.

Education

Degree Subject Institution Year Result
SSC Science Mymensingh Zilla School, Mymensingh 2002 GPA: 4.13 / 5
HSC Humanities Notre Dame College, Dhaka 2004 GPA: 4.80 / 5
LLB (Hons.) Law University of Dhaka 2008 Higher Second Class (58%)
LLM Law University of Dhaka 2009 First Class (60.66%)

Publications

  • “Emergence and Development of Constitutional Tort through Judicial Activism in Bangladesh” (Journal of Judicial Administration Training Institute, 2023)
  • “Protection of Human Rights in Cyberspace: A Special Reference to Situation in Bangladesh” (Journal of Judicial Administration Training Institute, 2022)
  • “Food Adulteration and Right to Food Safety in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Legal Frameworks” (Society & Change Journal of Social Sciences, 2019)

(…and several other publications)

Conferences

  • “Protection and Repatriation of Rohingyas: Non-refoulement Obligations and Challenges of Bangladesh” (1st CU National Law Conference, 2023)
  • “Climate Induced Migration in Bangladesh: An Environmental Law Discourse” (1st International Conference on Environmental Justice, 2023)
  • “Emergence and Development of Constitutional Tort through Judicial Activism in Bangladesh” (International Conference on Implementing People-Focused Access to Justice, 2023)

(…and several other conferences)

Research Interests

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law of Refugees
  • Public International Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Books

  • “A Complete Guidebook for Bangladesh Judicial Service Written Examination” (2020)
  • “Glimpses of International Humanitarian Law” (2019)
  • “Governance and International Human Rights Law” (2017)
  • “Public International Law” (2017)
  • “International Law of Refugees” (2014)
  • “JURIS: A Layman Guide to the Law” (2015) [Chapter]

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Law of Registration and Public Demands Recovery
  • Banking, Bankruptcy and Securities Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Law of International Commercial Arbitration and ADR
  • International Law of Refugees
  • Critical Legal Thinking
  • Techniques and Methodologies of Legal Research
  • Constitutional Law of Bangladesh
  • Law of Torts and Consumer Rights Protection
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminology
  • Research Supervision of LLB and LLM students

Professional Experience

Academic

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) (2022 – Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Dhaka International University (DIU) (2021 – 2022)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) (2021 – 2022)
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Southeast University (2012 – 2020)
  • Lecturer, Department of Law, Bangladesh University of Business & Technology (2011 – 2012)

Non-Academic

  • Associate Advocate, The Legal Sanctuary (TLS) (2020 – 2021)
  • Research Associate, Human Development Research Center (2011)

Training and Workshops

(A list of extensive training programs and workshops attended)

Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of appreciation by Southeast University (2019)

Professional Memberships

  • Advocate (Since 2012): Dhaka Judges Court, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member (Since 2015): Dhaka Bar Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member (Since 2015): Bangladesh Law Association (BLA)
  • Advocate (Since 2017): Supreme Court of Bangladesh
  • Member (Since 2018): Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Bangladesh
  • Member (Since 2019): Dhaka University LLM Lawyers’ Association (DULLA)
  • Member (Since 2019): South Asian Lawyers’ Forum (SALF)

Collaborations

    • Adjudicator (2023): The 14th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on Int’l Humanitarian Law (Bangladesh National Rounds)
    • Adjudicator (2022): The 13th Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition on Int’l Humanitarian Law (Bangladesh National Rounds)
    • Internal Member (2022-2023): Preparation of OBE Curriculum for both the LLB (Hon’s) and LLM Programs of Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB)
    • Co-Moderator (November 2022-Present): The NDUB Law Club
    • Internal Reviewer (2022-Present): NDUB Research Journal
    • Internal Reviewer (2023-Present): NDUB Journal of Business Studies
    • Member (2021-2022): Self-Assessment Committee, Dhaka International University (DIU)

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ADMISSION OPEN: Fall 2024