Umme Taufika (莉娜)completed her LLB and LLM from Premier Law School, Bangladesh. She is an enrolled advocate under the Bangladesh Bar Council and also worked as an Assistant Professor and Chairman at the Department of Law in BGC Trust University Bangladesh. Later, she pursued 2-year Advanced Masters on International Human Rights Law and Labour Standards at Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Lund University, Sweden. In 2016, Taufika started her Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. Her research interest centers on the rights jurisprudence of the Bangladesh Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.
Field of Study: Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law and Legal Interpretation
Thesis Title: Deploying the European Court of Human Rights Principle of Evolutive Interpretation in the context of Bangladeshi Judicial development: A Mechanism for Enhanced Protection of Human Rights
Programme of Study: Ph.D.
Supervisor(s): Professor Albert Chen
Co-Supervisor: Ms. Cora Chan
“Infringement of Human Rights of People infected with HIV/AIDS: A Critical Analysis” in international peer-reviewed research journal Pramana (ISSN: 2249-2976), Year-2, Issue-2, September-December, 2012.
“Problems with Protection of Child rights in Bangladesh” in Twenty first Century Publications-Commitment and Betrayal: Re-visiting Human Rights (ISBN 978-93-80144-79-5)
Awarded the Swedish Institute Scholarship (August 2014 –June 2016)
Awarded Postgraduate Fellowship in the University of Hong Kong (September 2016)