Muhammad Rezaur Rahman
Honorable Advisor, Law Help BD
Muhammad Rezaur Rahman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Human Rights, Univesity of Asia Pacific. He has received intense training in legal research and pedagogy from different institutions. He received his LLM (Thesis) in Comparative Law under the Institute of Comaprative, the Faculty of Law, McGill University, Canada in 2017. He was the O’Brien Graduate Fellow in the McGill Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Prior to that, he had completed his LLB (Hons) and another LLM from Northern University Bangladesh in 2013. Rahman has been actively engaged in multifarious research projects in Bangladesh with different institutions and organizations. He co-authored two national study reports for the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh (JAMAKON). Most of his research work focuses on constitutionalism, human rights, political secularism, state-religion relation, freedom of religion and speech and identity of indigenous people. Rezaur has been actively engage in multifarious research projects in Bangladesh
McGill University, LL.M. (Thesis) in Comparative Law , Institute of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law, Canada.
Northern University Bangladesh, LL.M. 2013
Northern University Bangladesh,LL.B. (Honors), 2012
Areas of Academic Interest
Secularism and Related Theories
Religion & Society
Constitutional Law of Bangladesh
Assistant Professor, the Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Northern Uiversity Bangladesh, from 2013-2017
Research Associate, The Zurist (An independent legal and research consultancy farm in Bangladesh), From: August 2014 to till date
Research Supervisor, 11th Community Law Reform Programme (CLR), by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP),
Advocate, Dhaka Judge Court, Bangladesh
Research Assistance at the McGill Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
Former Researcher in the Community Law Reform Programme (CLR), by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) Administrative Experience:
Convenor, UAP Moot Court Club
Convenor , NUB Moot Court Club, From 2013 to May 2015
A. Journal Article(s):
1. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2017, SECULARIZING THE GOD: DEVELOPING A SUI GENERIS CIVIL RELIGION THROUGH SECULARIZATION OF ISLAM IN TURKEY, Bangladesh Journal of Law, Vol. 16, Issue 2
2. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2016, „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, Issue 5. [ISSN: 2413-6131], Available online: http://www.lawjournalbd.com/2016/06/the-effectiveness-of-the-affirmative-action-for-the-indigenous-people-of-bangladesh-under-the-notion-of-backward-section-an-analysis/
3. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman & Jubaer Ahmed, 2015, „Right to Health: from Rhetoric to Pragmatic Approach‟, Jamakon Yearbook 2015.
4. Arpeeta Shams Mizan & Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2014, „ Diverse Streams of Education in Bangladesh and Realization of Right to Education, Jamakon Yearbook 2014.
5. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman & Md. Humayun Hossain Tuheen, 2013, „Ensuring Climate Justice through Corporate Social Responsibility: An Inquisition in the Context of Bangladesh,‟ ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights (Theme:Human Rights and Climate Justice), Issue No. 14.
B. Book Chapter(s):
1. Arpeeta Shams Mizan & Muhamad Rezaur Rahman, 2012, „Genesis and Development of Handloom Industry‟, in Rahmat Ullah (ed), In the Shadow of Death: the Tantees of Bangladesh, ELCOP, Dhaka
2. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman et al, Disintegration of Handloom Industry and its Impact on Tantees, in Rahmat Ullah (ed), In the Shadow of Death: the Tantees of Bangladesh, ELCOP, Dhaka.
3. Amrin Khan, Muhammad Rezaur Rahman & Saraban Tahura Zaman, Right to Employment and the Tantees, in Rahmat Ullah (ed), In the Shadow of Death: the Tantees of Bangladesh, ELCOP, Dhaka
C. Newspaper Publication(s):
1. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman & Jubaer Ahmed, 2016, “Need for Constitutional Court”, The Daily Star, Law and Our Rights, 4 July.
2. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2014, „To control jaywalking in Dhaka‟, The Daily Star, Law and Our Rights, 16 December
3. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2013, „Viability of CSR to Break the gridlock of Development, The Daily Star, Law and Our Rights, 27 August
4. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2013, „How long the dream of equality will remain in abeyance ‟, The Daily Star, Law and Our Rights, issue no. 305, 19 January
5. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2012, „ Labour law should be revisited‟, The Daily Star, Law and Our Rights, issue no. 300, 15 December
6. Muhammad Rezaur Rahman, 2012, „Unsung stories of slum dwellers‟, The Daily Star, Law and Our Rights, issue no. 276, 3o June
Awards & Achievements:
Recipient of the Chancellor‟s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in the 3rd Convocation of NUB, 2015
(The Honorable Chancellor of Northern University Bangladesh and His Excellency the President of the People‟s Republic of Bangladesh gave the award.)
Recipient of the O‟Brien Graduate Fellowship from the McGill Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism,McGill University
Recipient of the Graduate Excellence Award from Faculty of Law, McGill University
Recipient of James McGill Professor Fellowship
Secured First Position (among 61 students) in the 16th Batch of LL.B. (Honors)
Secured First Position (among 58 students) in the 13th Batch of LL.M. program
Academic Awards and Honors:
Awarded with „Prof. Z.I. Chowdhury Memorial Trophy for Academic Excellence‟ as the Best Participant amongst 48 participants qualifying from different universities of the South Asian Region in 12th Human Rights Summer School, 2011
Awarded scholarship for securing First Position (Department of Law) in the year 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011
Awarded for Excellent Academic Performance in Secondary School Certificate Exam