Mr Aminul Islam

Post:Research student (Law)
Email:ai200@sussex.ac.uk
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Biography

Aminul Islam is a Judge (Joint District and Sessions Judge) of Bangladesh Judicial Service. He has the experience to work as a legal practitioner while he was affiliated with the renowned law firm ‘Rokanuddin Mahmud & Associates’. He was a journalist for quite a long time, and served as the Sub-Editor of the Daily Samakal.

Aminul is a Prime Minister PhD Fellow and PhD candidate in Law Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is also a Commonwealth Scholar. He completed his LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Liverpool, UK. He also completed LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, and LL.B. (Honours) from the University Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been awarded a Diploma in Economic, Social, Development Rights, and Good Governance from the Kathmandu School of Law (KSL), Kathmandu, Nepal.

Aminul has vast knowledge and experience on Law and Human Rights. He has achieved recognitions from the prestigious law institutions around the globe; namely, Certificate on Anti-Corruption from the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Vienna, Austria; Certificate on International Migration Law from the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Sanremo, Italy; Certificate on Human Rights in the Modern Day Commonwealth from the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom; Certificate of Success in International and Comparative Law of Human Rights from the International Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), Strasbourg, France; Certificate on International Law from the Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi, India; Certificate on Refugee Law from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); Certificate on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) from the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS) and BRAC University; Certificate on Human Rights from the Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Bangladesh.

Aminul has contributed 3 Chapters to an edited book, ‘Life on a swing: Human Rights of the Riverbank Erosion Induced Displacees’ (ISBN 984-70090-0034-4), that has been published in December 2009. His research articles have been published in the peer reviewed national and international journals, namely – Dhaka University Law Journal (Dhaka University Studies, Part-F) (2016) 27(2) 61-76, ISSN 1813-5099; Indian Journal of Law and Justice (2016) 7(2) 106-123, ISSN 0976-3570; Bangladesh Journal of Law (2015) 15(1&2) 21-34 & (2017) 17 (1&2) 51-66, ISSN 1609-3593 etc.

Aminul is a Member of the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association, Bangladesh Law Association, Bangladesh Bar Council, Bangladesh Judicial Service Association. He loves reading, movie, music and travelling.

Role

  • PhD Researcher in Law, University of Sussex, UK
  • PGR Students' Rep for Law School, University of Sussex, UK
  • Founding President, Bangladesh Students' Society at University of Sussex, UK

Qualifications

  • Ph.D Researcher in Law, September 2018 to Present, University of Sussex, UK
  • LL.M in International Human Rights Law (2015), University of Liverpool, UK
  • LL.M in International and Comparative Law (2006), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • LL.B with Honours (2005), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Diploma in Economic, Social, Development Rights, and Good Governance (2007), Kathmandu School of Law (KSL), Nepal

 

Activities

  • National and International Training and Certificate Courses

I. Certificate on International Anti-Corruption; 7th International Anti-Corruption Summer Academy (30 June to 07 July 2017), International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Laxenburg, Vienna, Austria.

II. Certificate on International Migration Law; 12th International Migration Law Course (26 to 30 September 2016), International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Sanremo, Italy.

III. Certificate of Success in International and Comparative Law of Human Rights; 44th Annual Study Session (08 to 26 July 2013), International Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), Strasbourg, France.

IV. Certificate on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS) and BRAC University (20 June to 28 July 2010), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

V. Certificate on International Law; 6th Summer Course (18 to 29 June 2007), The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), New Delhi, India.

VI. Certificate on Human Rights, 7th Human Rights Summer School (14 to 25 December 2006), Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Bangladesh.

VII. Certificate on Refugee Law, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Bangladesh (19 to 21 September 2006).

  • Selected Seminar, Workshop and Conferences

i. Challenges of Govenment Conference 2018, organised by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, UK (01-02 November 2018).

ii. International Parliamentary Conference on Human Rights in the Modern Day Commonwealth: “Magna Carta to Commonwealth Charter”, organised by  and held at the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom (03 to 06 February 2015).

iii. Seminar on Judicial Independence, organised by the Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association (CMJA) and the Commonwealth Secretariat, held at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Dhaka (07 to 09 May 2017).

iv. The National Workshop on Accessible and Responsive Government Legal Aid Services: Issues and Options, organised by the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh and UNDP, held on 17 November 2012 at Hotel Ruposhi Bangla, Dhaka.

  • Pro bono Services

I. Mentor, Commonwealth Alumni Mentoring Plan (CAMP) – a pilot project for South Asia which aims creates a region-wide virtual network of Commonwealth Alumni actively mentoring newly awarded scholars/fellows and entrants to the alumni network so that alumni can deliver development outcomes in home countries (since 01 August 2017 to present).

II. Member, District Child Labour Monitoring Committee (DCLMC) – a high-level committee formed by the Government of Bangladesh that works for the betterment and protection of child labours working in the Sylhet region (28 March 2018  to 12 September 2018).   

III. Treasurer, Bangladesh Law Association (BLA) for the terms of 2012-2014. I was actively involved with the Association’s voluntary Legal Aid Service activities. 

IV. Trainer, Street Law Programme, Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Bangladesh (June 2005 to November 2006). Purely on a voluntary basis, we trained the students of different secondary level schools of Dhaka City to make them aware about their legal rights and duties to the society and State at large.

  • Professional Affiliations

Member, Bangladesh Judicial Service Association (May 2008 to present)

Member, Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association (Member No. 0447; May 2017 to present)

Advocate, Bangladesh Bar Council (Membership No. 12084/2008/Dhaka; March 2008 to present)

Member, Dhaka Bar Association, Bangladesh (Membership No. 9844; April 2008 to present)

Member, Bangladesh Law Association (Membership No. 03/29; October 2007 to present)