Naureen Rahim

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Visiting address Kristian Augusts gate 17 Domus Juridica 8.etg 0164 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Academic interests

  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Refugee and Migration
  • International Crimes
  • Cultural Heritage Law
  • Transitional Justice

Naureen Rahim participates as PhD in the BEYOND project. Rahim explores Bangladesh’s positioning in the international refugee law regime, and how it has been dealing with the Rohingya refugees in its territories so far. Despite being a non-signatory state to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, how the state practice shapes the refugee protection mechanism, will be the focus of her research. This includes field study along with archival research.

Courses taught

  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Business and Labour Laws


Rahim holds an LLM (Master of Laws) from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her LLM dissertation focuses on the Role of diplomatic assurances in the prohibition of refoulement under the supervision of Dr. Vincent Chetail, Professor of International Law, Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID).

Rahim did her first Postgraduation (Master of Social Sciences) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and also done her Postgraduate Diploma in Genocide Studies (Center for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka) in 2015. She has a LLB (Hons.) from Eastern University, Bangladesh.

Rahim has served as Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ) in Bangladesh. Here she was assigned to deliver lectures on genocide studies, conduct month long certificate course on genocide and justice, supervise research programmes and engage the university students in genocide prevention through education.

Since 2017 Rahim has been contributing to the research on Rohingyas by the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ). As part of the research project, Rahim has been assigned to coordinate the field visits in Rohingya Makeshift Camps in Cox’s Bazar and Bhashan Char in Bangladesh and analyse the refugee situation and repatriation of Rohingyas in Myanmar with volunteer team at the CSGJ. Read more about this project on Liberation War Museum (link).


  • Recipient of Hans Wilsdorf Foundation Awards, 2018-2019.
  • 55th International Law Seminar, a three weeks fellowship programme on International Law organised by the International Law Commission, Geneva in July 2019.  


Positions held

  • Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum, from January 2020-April 2022.
  • Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Law and Justice, Jahangirnagar University, from October 2021-July 2022.
  • Research Associate to the National Consultant at International Labour Organization (ILO), Bangladesh on “Drafting WEWB Rule 2021 for Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers”, from September 2021- March 2022.
  • Adjunct Faculty at the Department of Law, Dhaka International University (DIU), from January 2021-June 2021.
  • Adjunct Faculty at the School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), from January 2020-May 2020.
  • Legal Intern at the Geneva Centre for Security & Policy, Switzerland from May 2019–July 2019.
  • Research Associate at Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh from February 2017- August 2018.
  • Research Assistant at the Danish Institute For Human Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark; An extensive research project funded by DANIDA and Danish Institute For Human Rights titled "Human Rights and Poverty Reduction: Can Human Rights Based Approaches Contribute Significantly To Reduction of Poverty Through What Modalities? Focusing on the Accessibility of Legal Aid in the Slum Areas of Dhaka City"; from November 2015 to September 2016.


Book (edited)

Co-edited the Essays on Transitional Justice: Asian Practices, Nicole Janisiewicz, published by the Transitional Justice Asia Network (TJAN) and Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), December 2021.

Co-edited the Rohingya Genocide: Compilation and Analysis of Survivors' Testimonies, Mofidul Hoque et. al., published by the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice, September 2018.

Book chapter

‘Citizenship and Statelessness’ in Bangladesh and International Law, Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series, ed. Mohammad Shahabuddin, February 2021.

Journal article

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Its Relevance to Sustainable Development, Somaliland Peace and Development Journal (Peer reviewed), Volume 4, October 2020, pp. 43-53.

Book review

The Harijans of Bangladesh: Living with the Injustice of Untouchability, published in the Bangladesh Journal of Dalit and Minority, November 2016 Issue, ISSN:2411-7714, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Rahim, Naureen (2020). Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Its Relevance to Sustainable Development. Somaliland Peace and Development Journal. ISSN 2707-4897. 4, p. 43–53.

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