Dr Kanij Fatima

Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Thomas More Law School

She has completed her PhD in Human Trafficking and International Law at the School of Law, La Trobe University. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Law, a Masters in Law, and a graduate degree in international law with a focus on human rights. Before commencing her PhD candidature, she worked in the Bangladesh Judiciary as a Joint District Judge/ Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate for 8 years. She has advanced skills in legal research (in both civil and criminal matters, and both domestic and international laws), as well as relevant teaching experience. She is a British Chevening scholar and AUSAID scholar. Her research interests are human and organ trafficking, human rights, domestic violence and migrants, money laundering, and other transnational crimes.

List of publications:

  • Book review on 'Healthtech law and Regulation' in Law in Context: A Socio-legal Journal Issue 37 (2)
  • 'An analytical discussion on the controversy about the requirement of prior notification and authorization for the warships to enjoy the rights of innocent passage in the territorial sea, under the UNCLOS (1982)' has been published in SED Journal of Environmental Studies, Issue 04 (August 2021): 97-127.
  • 'Bangladesh's Body Parts Trade: A Critical Analysis of Gaps in Justice' is under review for publication in Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law is forthcoming.
  • 'Prevention of Domestic Violence against Migrant Women in Australia: A Review of Policy Responses and Practice' is forthcoming.
  • A book chapter for Human Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The South Asian Experience (Publisher: Springer Singapore) is forthcoming.
  • Drone Warfare and Private Military Companies: Effect on International Humanitarian Law' (2014) 59(2) Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities)
  • 'Human Trafficking: Responsibility of the Government of Bangladesh' (2015) XIV Journal of the Judicial Administration Training Institute of Bangladesh
  • 'Violation of human rights in criminal justice system' in a Journal of Women Judges Association of Bangladesh

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