Profile of Dr. Rumana Islam

Profile of Dr. Rumana Islam

Dr. Rumana Islam
Professor
Department of Law
Faculty of Law
Email: rumana.law@du.ac.bd
Phone: 880-2-9661900/6814
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Short Biography:

Dr. Rumana Islam is a Professor of Law at University of Dhaka. She joined Dhaka University as a faculty in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. She completed her LLB (hons) and LL.M from University of Dhaka with first class in both. She earned another LL.M (specialization in commercial law) from University of Cambridge, UK with a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship in 2006 and obtained her doctoral degree from University of Warwick in 2015 with Commonwealth Scholarship. During her PhD she also obtained Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust Doctoral Bursary, 2013. Her seminal work on the Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) standard has been published as a book titled as “Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Arbitration: Developing Countries in Context” (Springer, 2018). She has published journal articles on various issues in home and abroad. She has participated and presented papers in international roundtable discussions, seminars, symposiums and conferences held in India, South Korea, Singapore, Philippines, the Netherlands, USA, UK and China. She has acted as the Assistant Director of Research (Law) (part-time) in Bangladesh Institute for Law and International Affairs (BILIA), the leading think tank of law in the country from September 2015 to September 2019. Her administrative experience includes serving as House Tutor (part time) in Ruqayyah Hall, University of Dhaka for more than seven years. Her areas of interest include international investment law, developing countries in investment arbitration, commercial arbitration, and third world approaches to international law.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. International Investment Law University of Warwick United Kingdom 2015
Masters International Commercial Law University of Cambridge United Kingdom 2006
Masters Law University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2004
Bachelor Law University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2003
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust Doctoral Bursary 2013 United Kingdom

Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust Doctoral Bursary, 2013

International Commonwealth Scholarships 2010 United Kingdom

Commonwealth Scholarships in the UK for PhD, 2010

International Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary for LL.M 2005 United Kingdom

Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary for LL.M (2005-2006)

Local Justice Amiruddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal, 2002 2002 Bangladesh

Justice Amiruddin Ahmed Memorial Gold Medal, 2002 for securing first class first position in LL.M, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Local Dr. Alim Al-Razi Gold Medal, 2002 for obtaining highest marks in LL.M, University of Dhaka 2002 Bangladesh

Dr. Alim Al-Razi Gold Medal, 2002 for obtaining highest marks in LL.M, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Interest
Subject Description
Third Word Approaches to International Law (TWAIL)

Global south perspectives of International law

Public International Law

Issues in public international law realtion to developing countries

International Economic Law

Developing countries perspectives in International Economic Law

International Investment Law

International invesment arbitration, investor prorection standards, international invesment treaties, Bilateral invesment treaties (BITs), perspectives of developing countries in international invesment law

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
CEDAW and women's rights “Social and Legal Implications of Withdrawing the CEDAW Reservations on Bangladesh Legal System and Social Norms” (UNDP, 2019) with Professor Dr. Shahnaz Huda UNDP 01-01-2021 30-09-2019 Department of Law
International Investment Law Mapping Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) of Bangladesh Investment Claims (Oxford University Press ) 01-01-2018 31-12-2021
Discrimination in Laws of Bangladesh Finding Discriminatory Provisions of the Laws of Bangladesh Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs 01-01-1970 31-12-2020 Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
No invited talk is found
SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Editorial Assistant “Judicial Training in the New Millennium: An anatomy of BILIA Judicial Training with Difference”, Edited by Wali-ur Rahman and Mohammad Shahabuddin, (BILIA, 2005) (ISBN 984-32-2449-3) 2005
2 Associate Editor Bangladesh Journal of Law From September, 2015 –Septembe
3 Member of Editorial Board Stamford Journal of Law January 2007-30th September, 2
4 Member of Editorial Board Dhaka University Journal of Law from October, 2016 –October, 2
5 Member of Editorial Board Indian Review of International Arbitration From January 2020- till date
6 Founding Committee Member South Asian Economic Law Network [ https://www.saieln.com/founding-committee.html] From 2018 till date
7 Affiliated Expert Asia Pacific FDI Network [https://www.fdi- forum.com/affiliated-expert ] From 2020 till date
8 Member Asian Society of International Law 2018-2020
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Moderator Ruqayyah Bitarka Angan (Ruqayyah Hall Debating Club) University of Dhaka 01-07-2017 Currently Working
Adjunct Faculty Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Dhaka Bangladesh 01-01-2016 30-06-2017
Assistant Director (Research Law) (Part-time) Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) Dhaka 15-09-2015 30-09-2019
House Tutor (Part-time) Ruqayyah Hall, University of Dhaka University of Dhaka 09-09-2015 Currently Working
Seminar Tutor School of Law, University of Warwick United Kingdom 01-01-2012 31-12-2012
Sub-warden Cryfied Halls of Residence-2, University of Warwick United Kingdom 10-09-2011 30-04-2015
Book
1
Shahnaz Huda and Rumana Islam Social and Legal Implications of Withdrawing the CEDAW Reservations on the Bangladesh Legal System and Social Norms. UNDP, 2019 .
2
Rumana Islam The Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard in International Investment Arbitration: Developing Countries in Context. Springer, 2018 .
Book Section
1
Rumana Islam "‘Mapping the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Regime of Bangladesh: Past, Present and Future’." Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy. Chaisse J., Choukroune L., Jusoh S. (eds) Springer, 2020 .
Journal Article
1
Rumana Islam : Features of the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Provisions under Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) of Bangladesh: An Overview, Dhaka University Law Journal (Part F), pp.85-103, 2020 .
2
Rumana Islam : “Does Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard in International Investment Treaties Create a Customary Rule of International Law “, Dhaka University Law Journal (Part F) (2019), pp.27-45, 2019 .
3
Rumana Islam : “Autonomy of the Arbitration Clause and Invalid Contracts: All is fair in Arbitration?”, Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law, vol.V, pp.141-154., 2017 .
4
Rumana Islam : Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard in Arbitral Practice: Sustainable Development in Context, Bangladesh Journal of Law, vol.16, no.1 pp.21-68, 2016 .
5
Rumana Islam : “Banker’s Reference and the Bank’s Duty of Confidentiality under Common Law Reappraised”, Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law, vol.IV, pp.81-94., 2016 .
6
Rumana Islam : Interplay between Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard and other Investment Protection Standards, Bangladesh Journal of Law, vol.14, no.1&2 pp.117-142, 2014 .
7
Rumana Islam : “Proportionality as a tool for balancing competing interests in investment disputes: Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard in Context,", Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law, vol.I, pp.119-139, 2013 .
8
Rumana Islam : "Role of Good Faith in Interpreting Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) Standard in Arbitral Practice", Bangladesh Journal of Law, vol.12, no.1&2 pp.107-134, 2012 .
9
Rumana Islam : Unlawful Dividends and Scope of Unjust Enrichment: Issues and Controversies in English Law, Stamford Journal of Law, vol.1, no.1 pp.41-71, 2008 .
10
Rumana Islam : ‘Misfeasance in Public Office and Liability of the Bank Regulator: Revisiting Three Rivers District Council’, Chittagong University Law Journal, vol.X, pp.37-54, 2005 .