Emraan Azad

Emraan Azad

Assistant Professor

Department of Law
Faculty of Security & Strategic Studies (FSSS)

emraan.azad@bup.edu.bd


BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONALS
Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka-1216

Biography

Emraan Azad is an early career researcher and teaches law at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Dhaka. He holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Cambridge where he was a Commonwealth (Cambridge Trust) Scholar. Previously, he did his LLB (Honours) and LLM (Master of Laws) from the University of Dhaka. He is the co-founder of Dhaka Law Review and served as its Editor-in-Chief during 2015-16. His latest publication includes a book chapter analysing the domestic application of customary international law published in Bangladesh and International Law (Routledge, 2021). Emraan's Twitter handle is @emraanazad

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Education
Honors, University of Dhaka
Masters, University of Dhaka
Masters, University of Cambridge

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Journal Publication

1.

2018. “Assessing the Efficiency of Bangladesh’s Maritime Legal Regime towards Ensuring a Sustainable Blue Economy”, Dhaka University Law Journal (The Dhaka University Studies Part-F), Vol. 29 (2018), pp. 1-18. [co-authored with Mizanur Rahman] ISSN: 18135099. 

2017. “Judicial Review of State Contracts: Piercing the Narrow Divide between ‘Pure and Simple’ and ‘Statutory or Sovereign Contracts”, Dhaka University Law Journal (The Dhaka University Studies Part-F), Vol. 28 (2017), pp. 35-54. [co-authored with Ridwanul Hoque] ISSN: 1813-5099.
 
2014. Emraan Azad. “Environmental Pollution in Bangladesh: Need for a Legal Overhaul”, Bangladesh Law Association Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2014), pp. 81-100. ISSN: 2313-0466.

Book Review: 
2021. Emraan Azad. "Book Review: Aldo Zammit Borda, Histories Written by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals (TMC Asser Press, The Hague 2021) 276 pp.", Cambridge International Law Journal, vol. 10, No. 2 (2021), pp. 300-305. [co-authored with Adaena Sinclair-Blakemore and Ahmed Farooq] ISSN: 23989173.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Conference Papers

1.

2023a. Emraan Azad. "Genocide Denial in the post-1971 Bangladesh: Its Political Trends and the Lessons for Democracy" at the IAGS Conference on Authoritarianism and Genocide, in Barcelona, Spain on 10-14 July 2023. 

2023b. Emraan Azad. "The State-sponsored Discriminatory Laws and Social Practices leading to the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971: An Appraisal" at the IAGS Conference on Authoritarianism and Genocide, in Barcelona, Spain on 10-14 July 2023.


2019. Emraan Azad. “Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Bangladesh” at the Transitional Justice Asia Network (TJAN) Workshop on Reparations in Practice in Asia-Pacific, organized by Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) in Dili, Timor-Leste on 26-30 August 2019. 
 
2019.  Emraan Azad. “Beyond Conflict: Peace and Non-Violence Interwoven with Justice for the Rohingyas” at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), jointly organized by IAGS and American University of Phnom Penh in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 14-19 July 2019. 
 
2019. Emraan Azad. “Genocide as ‘Violence’, Genocide as ‘Crime’” at the 5th Residential Winter School on Genocide Past, Genocide Present: Rethinking the Future of Non-violence and Justice, organized by Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 18-25 January 2019.  
 
2018. Emraan Azad. “Unstable Development of International Law and Protection of Minority Rights in the Making of Bangladesh Constitution” at the 1st Senior Advocate M. Ozair Farooq Memorial Law Conference, organized by Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 16-17 September 2018. 

2018. Emraan Azad. “Comparative Study on Genocide and Justice: The 1971’s Experience of Bangladesh” at the 4th Residential Winter School on Genocide, Prevention and Justice, organized by Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 13-20 January 2018.  
 
2017. Emraan Azad. “The Prosecution of Pakistani Prisoners of War (POWs): A Legal Analysis towards Ending Impunity” at the 5th International Conference on Bangladesh Genocide and Justice, organized by Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 19-21 May 2017.  
 
2015. Emraan Azad and Naureen Rahim. “War Babies of 1971: A Hidden Chapter in the History of Bangladesh’s Liberation War?” at the 2nd Winter School on Genocide, Justice and the New Generation, organized by the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 17-24 December 2015.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Books

1.

2018. Mofidul Hoque, Emraan Azad, Shaoli Das Gupta and Naureen Rahim (eds.). The Rohingya Genocide: Compilation and Analysis of Survivors' Testimonies (Dhaka: Liberation War Museum). ISBN: 978-984-90207-1-4.

2017. Mofidul Hoque and Emraan Azad (eds.). The Testimony of Sixty of the Crisis of Rohingyas in Myanmar (Dhaka: Liberation War Museum). 

Book Chapters
2021.  “Customary International Law” in: Mohammad Shahabuddin (ed.), Bangladesh and International Law (Oxon: Routledge). ISBN: 978-0-367-61858-2.

2016a. “Historical Agony of Caste System and the Harijan Community” in: Md. Rahmat Ullah et al. (eds.), The Harijans of Bangladesh: Living with the Injustice of Untouchability (Dhaka: ELCOP). [co-authored with Shakil Ahmed] ISBN: 978-984-34-12621.  
 
2016b. “Wrestle with Identity: Untouchability in the Process of Social Exclusion and Marginalization” in: Md. Rahmat Ullah et al. (eds.), The Harijans of Bangladesh: Living with the Injustice of Untouchability (Dhaka: ELCOP). [co-authored with Golam Kibria Sourav] ISBN: 978-984-34-1262-1.  
 
2015. “Exploiting Children for Terrorist Activities: Crisis of Rights Protection in Bangladesh”, ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights 2015, pp. 176-199. [coauthored with Md. Abdur Razzak] ISBN: 978-984-339751-5.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Awards

1. 1. Fakir Abdul Mannan Memorial Gold Medal for securing the highest CGPA in LLM (Master of Laws) Exam 2014 (University of Dhaka) 

2. Academic Excellence Award in the 1st Winter School on Genocide and Justice 2014 (Liberation War Museum)
3. Best Mooter in the 14th Human Rights Summer School 2013 (ELCOP)
4. Runners-up in the 9th National Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition 2013 (ICRC & University of Dhaka) 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Courses

1. Constitution Law of Bangladesh 

2. Public International Law

3. Law of Interpretation of Statutes 

4. Constitutional Law of India, UK & USA

5. Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution 

6. Legal System of Bangladesh 

7. Hindu Law 

8. International Trade Law

9. Environmental Law of Bangladesh 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Honors, University of Dhaka
Masters, University of Dhaka
Masters, University of Cambridge

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

1.

2018. “Assessing the Efficiency of Bangladesh’s Maritime Legal Regime towards Ensuring a Sustainable Blue Economy”, Dhaka University Law Journal (The Dhaka University Studies Part-F), Vol. 29 (2018), pp. 1-18. [co-authored with Mizanur Rahman] ISSN: 18135099. 

2017. “Judicial Review of State Contracts: Piercing the Narrow Divide between ‘Pure and Simple’ and ‘Statutory or Sovereign Contracts”, Dhaka University Law Journal (The Dhaka University Studies Part-F), Vol. 28 (2017), pp. 35-54. [co-authored with Ridwanul Hoque] ISSN: 1813-5099.
 
2014. Emraan Azad. “Environmental Pollution in Bangladesh: Need for a Legal Overhaul”, Bangladesh Law Association Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2014), pp. 81-100. ISSN: 2313-0466.

Book Review: 
2021. Emraan Azad. "Book Review: Aldo Zammit Borda, Histories Written by International Criminal Courts and Tribunals (TMC Asser Press, The Hague 2021) 276 pp.", Cambridge International Law Journal, vol. 10, No. 2 (2021), pp. 300-305. [co-authored with Adaena Sinclair-Blakemore and Ahmed Farooq] ISSN: 23989173.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

1.

2023a. Emraan Azad. "Genocide Denial in the post-1971 Bangladesh: Its Political Trends and the Lessons for Democracy" at the IAGS Conference on Authoritarianism and Genocide, in Barcelona, Spain on 10-14 July 2023. 

2023b. Emraan Azad. "The State-sponsored Discriminatory Laws and Social Practices leading to the Bangladesh Genocide of 1971: An Appraisal" at the IAGS Conference on Authoritarianism and Genocide, in Barcelona, Spain on 10-14 July 2023.


2019. Emraan Azad. “Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Bangladesh” at the Transitional Justice Asia Network (TJAN) Workshop on Reparations in Practice in Asia-Pacific, organized by Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) in Dili, Timor-Leste on 26-30 August 2019. 
 
2019.  Emraan Azad. “Beyond Conflict: Peace and Non-Violence Interwoven with Justice for the Rohingyas” at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), jointly organized by IAGS and American University of Phnom Penh in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 14-19 July 2019. 
 
2019. Emraan Azad. “Genocide as ‘Violence’, Genocide as ‘Crime’” at the 5th Residential Winter School on Genocide Past, Genocide Present: Rethinking the Future of Non-violence and Justice, organized by Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 18-25 January 2019.  
 
2018. Emraan Azad. “Unstable Development of International Law and Protection of Minority Rights in the Making of Bangladesh Constitution” at the 1st Senior Advocate M. Ozair Farooq Memorial Law Conference, organized by Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh on 16-17 September 2018. 

2018. Emraan Azad. “Comparative Study on Genocide and Justice: The 1971’s Experience of Bangladesh” at the 4th Residential Winter School on Genocide, Prevention and Justice, organized by Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 13-20 January 2018.  
 
2017. Emraan Azad. “The Prosecution of Pakistani Prisoners of War (POWs): A Legal Analysis towards Ending Impunity” at the 5th International Conference on Bangladesh Genocide and Justice, organized by Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 19-21 May 2017.  
 
2015. Emraan Azad and Naureen Rahim. “War Babies of 1971: A Hidden Chapter in the History of Bangladesh’s Liberation War?” at the 2nd Winter School on Genocide, Justice and the New Generation, organized by the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum (LWM), Bangladesh on 17-24 December 2015.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

1.

2018. Mofidul Hoque, Emraan Azad, Shaoli Das Gupta and Naureen Rahim (eds.). The Rohingya Genocide: Compilation and Analysis of Survivors' Testimonies (Dhaka: Liberation War Museum). ISBN: 978-984-90207-1-4.

2017. Mofidul Hoque and Emraan Azad (eds.). The Testimony of Sixty of the Crisis of Rohingyas in Myanmar (Dhaka: Liberation War Museum). 

Book Chapters
2021.  “Customary International Law” in: Mohammad Shahabuddin (ed.), Bangladesh and International Law (Oxon: Routledge). ISBN: 978-0-367-61858-2.

2016a. “Historical Agony of Caste System and the Harijan Community” in: Md. Rahmat Ullah et al. (eds.), The Harijans of Bangladesh: Living with the Injustice of Untouchability (Dhaka: ELCOP). [co-authored with Shakil Ahmed] ISBN: 978-984-34-12621.  
 
2016b. “Wrestle with Identity: Untouchability in the Process of Social Exclusion and Marginalization” in: Md. Rahmat Ullah et al. (eds.), The Harijans of Bangladesh: Living with the Injustice of Untouchability (Dhaka: ELCOP). [co-authored with Golam Kibria Sourav] ISBN: 978-984-34-1262-1.  
 
2015. “Exploiting Children for Terrorist Activities: Crisis of Rights Protection in Bangladesh”, ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights 2015, pp. 176-199. [coauthored with Md. Abdur Razzak] ISBN: 978-984-339751-5.

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

1. Fakir Abdul Mannan Memorial Gold Medal for securing the highest CGPA in LLM (Master of Laws) Exam 2014 (University of Dhaka) 
2. Academic Excellence Award in the 1st Winter School on Genocide and Justice 2014 (Liberation War Museum)
3. Best Mooter in the 14th Human Rights Summer School 2013 (ELCOP)
4. Runners-up in the 9th National Henry Dunant Memorial Moot Court Competition 2013 (ICRC & University of Dhaka) 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024

Constitution Law of Bangladesh  Public International Law Law of Interpretation of Statutes  Constitutional Law of India, UK & USA Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution  Legal System of Bangladesh  Hindu Law  International Trade Law Environmental Law of Bangladesh 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2024