Sharaban Tahura Zaman

Full Time Faculty
Lecturer

LL.M (Global Environment & Climate Change Law)
         University of Edinburgh, UK
         [Chevening Scholar]
LLB (Hons) and LL.M, University of Dhaka

Diploma Degree on Multilateral Environmental Agreements,
         University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext-
Email: sharaban.zaman@northsouth.edu
Office:NAC 607

Curriculum Vitae

Mrs Sharaban Tahura Zaman, is an environmental lawyer based in Bangladesh, working to promote environmental and climate justice. Ms Zaman is a Chevening Scholar and completed her specialized LL.M in 'Global Environment & Climate Change Law' at University of Edinburgh, UK with Merit. Her Dissertation topic was- 'Exploring the Legal Nature of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Under International Law'. Previously she obtained her LL.B (Honours) and LL.M degrees from  University of Dhaka, with distinction. Mrs. Zaman also obtained a diploma degree from University of Eastern Finland, Finland on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements)

Mrs. Zaman currently working as a full time Lecturer at North South University, Bangladesh. She is also involve with Centre for Climate justice- Bangladesh (CCJ-B) as research associate. Mrs. Zaman working on climate change and development through Centre for International Sustainable Development (CISDL), McGill University as LRG.  She is a visiting researcher of International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Bangladesh. Previously, she worked with Legal Response Initiative (LRI) [a NGO based in UK] as a Liaison Officer; ActionAid-Bangladesh, as Legal-Research Fellow, in its Disaster Management and Climate Justice Unit. She attended Climate Change Conference (COP 19) held in Poland, 2013 as a member of Bangladesh Government Negotiation team and also COP 18 & COP 21  as NGO delegate.  She is keen to work on climate justice utilizing laws and policies as a tool. Particularly, her interest of working areas include Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), Low Carbon Development and Adaptation, REDD +,  Loss and Damage resulting from climate change and Climate displacement.
  •  “Exploring the Legal Nature of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the International Law” [ Forthcoming, Yearbook of International Environmental Law - Oxford Journals Vol. 26, 20017]

 

  • Co-other with M. Hafijul Islam Khan, Workshop Paper- ‘The Paris Agreement and National Legal and Policy Approaches to Low-emission Climate Resilient Development’, Oxford University workshop on ‘Regulating the Energy Transition: Issues at the Intersection of Energy and Environmental Law '. Workshop held on 30 June -1 July, 2016 in the University of Oxford, UK.

 

  • Co-other with Subhi Barakat, Achala Abeysinghe and Janna Tenzing “How parliamentarians can help ensure the success of the Paris Agreement” IIED Briefing Papers, November 2016. Available at http://pubs.iied.org/17386IIED/

 

 

  • Co-other with Katherine Lofts, Sharowat Shamin, Dr. Robert Kibugi- ‘SDG 13 on Taking Action on Climate Change and its Impacts: Contributions of International Law, Policy and Governance’ CISDL Issue Brief 2016 CISDL, Canada 2016. Available at http://cisdl.org/public/SDG%20Icons/SDG_13_Climate_-_Issue_Brief_-__UNEP_CISDL_-_20.07.2016_-Final.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

  • Training Manual onLaws, Policies, Institutions and Judiciary: Contexts of Environment, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change and Disaster Management” with M. Hafijul Islam Khan, Executive Director, CCJ-B (Forthcoming, CREL Project, 2016).

 

  • Co-other with M. Hafijul Islam Khan, Workshop Paper- “A Micro Appraisal on Institutional Gaps and Challenges to deal with Climate Change Induced Migration”, COST Workshop "Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration, Workshop held on 7-8 November, 2014 in Italy.

 

  • Co-other with Remeen Firoz and Tanjir Hossain “Women’s Differentiated Vulnerability in Climate Change Context: Evidence from Ground” (Forthcoming, ActionAid- Bangladesh, 2017)

 

  • Assisted M. Hafijul Islam Khan, Executive Director, CCJ-B for writing a paper on ‘The Warsaw International Mechanism: Exploring the Structures and Functions to Address Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change Impacts’, in a book: Kheng-Lian Koh, Ilan Kelman, Robert Kibugi, & Rose-Liza Eisma Osorio (Eds), Adaptation to Climate Change: ASEAN and Comparative Experiences, Imperial Colleage Press, UK, 20015.

  •  Co-other with M. Hafijul Islam Khan and Cristoph Schwarte, “Compensation for Loss and Damage: Law and Justice Perspective”, Climate Justice Policy Brief, Issue 1, October, Center for Climate Justice-Bangladesh 2013, available at http://ccj-b.org/images/compensation.pdf

  

 

  • Chevening Scholarship: Foreign Commonwealth office of UK issued the award to study LL.M on Global Environment and Climate Change Law, in University of Edinburgh, UK.

 

  • Scholarship from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): United Nations Environment Programme issued the award to study Diploma course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements) at University of Eastern Finland, Finland.

 

  • Deutsche Post DHL Scholarships: Scholarships and Student Funding Office of University of Edinburgh issued the award to study LL.M on Global Environment and Climate Change Law, in University of Edinburgh, UK.

 

  • The Norwegian Quota Scheme Scholarship: University of Oslo issued the award to study LLM in Public International Law. Though Ms Zaman choose Edinburg University to do her specialized LL.M

Specialized LL.M (2015-2016)

 

[Chevening Scholar]

School of Law

University of Edinburgh, UK

 

Programme: Master of Laws Global Environment and Climate Change Law

 

Class of Award: With Merit.

 

LL.M (2010-11):

Department of Law

University of Dhaka  

 Result: CGPA 3.46

LL.B [Honours] (2007-2010):  

 

Department of Law

University of Dhaka

Result:  First Class, Position- Sixth

 

H.S.C, 2005:                      

 

Chittagong College, Chittagong

Result: GPA 5

 

S.S.C, 2003:                        

 

St. Scholastica’s Girls’ High School, Chittagong.

Result: GPA 3.69.

 

Diploma Course

School of Law,

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

 

Programme: Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements)

 

Department of Law,

North South University

[January 2017 – to date]

 

 

Position:

-          Lecturer (Full time faculty)

Key responsibility:

-          Courses taught: Environmental Law; Property Law; Hindu Family Law.  

-          Research facilitation and conducting research

 

Centre for Climate

 Justice- Bangladesh

 (CCJ-B)

[January 2012 – to date]

 

 Position:

-       Research Associate (Part- time),

Key responsibility:

-       Conducting legal research on Environment, Natural Resource Management and Climate Change.

-       Policy advocacy.

-       Drafting Legal and Policy Documents.

-       Project management and implementation.

-       Organising and providing training to governmental officials, local governments, local community people and NGOs.

-       Legal assistance to delegates of Bangladesh in connection with international negotiations on climate change.

-       Co-ordinating youth wing of CCJ-B.

 

Legal Response Initiative (LRI), a NGO based in

UK working on legal issues

related to climate change

[August 2013- to date]

 

Position:

-       Liaison Officers (Part- time)

Key responsibility:

-       Providing advices on legal issues and ad-hoc assistance to the developing country delegates in the climate negotiations (Worked during COP18 at Doha; COP 19 at Warsaw, COP 21 at Paris; ADB Geveva Session- 2015 and Bonn Session-2015).

-       Assisted to organize Training Workshop for the delegates of Bangladesh in connection with international negotiations on climate change in August 2013.

 

 

Centre for International Sustainable Development

Law (CISDL), McGill University

[June 2014 - Till to date]

Position:

-       Member of Legal Research Group (LRG)

Key responsibility:

-       Conducting legal research on climate change and sustainable development.

 

 

International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), a Centre based in the Independent University, Bangladesh.

[ August 2016- to date]

Position:

-       Visiting Researcher

Key responsibility:

-       To provide legal and technical support to the Parliamentarian Project, funded and co-ordinated by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

-       Publishing quarterly newsletter for International Parliamentarian Union (IPU).

 

Daffodil International University Bangladesh

[February 2015 – 31st December, 2016]

Position:

-          Lecturer

Key responsibility:

-        Courses taught: Environmental Law, Labour and Industrial Law (at LL. B programme); Natural Resource Management Law (at LL.M programme).

 

Northern University Bangladesh

[January 2014 – to January 2015]

 

 

Position:

-       Lecturer 

Key responsibility:

-        Courses Taught: Environmental Law, Transfer of Property Law, Criminology and Labour Law.

-       Assist students to conduct different research studies.

 

 

ActionAid- Bangladesh [Disaster Risk Reduction

 and Climate Justice Unit]

[March 2013 – December 20 13]

 

 

  Position:

-       Legal Research Fellow

 Key responsibility:

-       legal/policy analysis.

-       Conducted research on ‘Policy and Local Institutional Responses to the Women Vulnerability Associated with Climate Change’.

-       policy analysis for ‘Right to Food’ campaign.

-       policy support for the water commons study.

 

 

ActionAid- Bangladesh [Disaster Risk Reduction

 and Climate Justice Unit]

[September 2011 – January 2012]

Position:

-       Legal Research Fellow

Key responsibility:

-       Policy analysis and research on “Social and National Recognition of Women Farmers and Right to Food”.

 

Short Courses and Professional Trainings/ Conferences

 

  • Attended Paris Climate Change Conference - November 2015 (Conference of the Parties- COP 21) as NGO Delegate from Legal Response Initiative (LRI), UK.

 

  • Attended Bonn Climate Change Conference –October 2015 [Held in Bonn, Germany] as NGO Delegate from Legal Response Initiative (LRI), UK.

 

  • Attended “UNFCCC Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for enhanced Action”, as NGO Delegate from Legal Response Initiative (LRI), UK (held in Geneva, Switzerland; February, 2015).

 

  • Attended ‘GOBESHONA Young Researcher Workshop’ in 2015 at Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). Organized by Independent University Bangladesh (IUB); International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD); Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies; and BRAC University, Bangladesh.

 

  • Attended the Climate Change Conference (Conference of the Parties- COP 19) as Bangladesh Government Delegate, held in Warsaw, Poland in 2013.

 

  • Attended Training Workshop on Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change held in 2013 at BRAC- Centre for Development Management, Saver (BRC CDM). Organized by International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Independent University Bangladesh (IUB).

 

  • Attend the Climate Change Conference (Conference of the Parties-COP-18) as NGO Delegate from International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK, held in Doha, Qatar in 2012.

 

  • Attended Environment and Environmental Law Professional Training Program, Organized by Bangladesh Lawyers Association (BELA) in 2012.

 

  • Attended 11th Human Rights Summer School Program held in 2010 at Manikgonj, Organized by ELCOP, University of Dhaka.

 

  • The International Youth Climate Forum 2010, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawes, Indonesia.

Membership and Professional Affiliation:

  • Member, Bangladesh Bar Council.
  • Member, Dhaka Bar Association.
  • Executive Member, Bangladesh Youth Environment Initiative (BYEI).
  • Chevening Alumni.
Mrs. Zaman's interest of working areas include Nationaly Determined Contribution (NDC), Low Carbon Development and Adaptation, REDD +, Climate Finance, Loss and Damage resulting from climate change, climate induced displacement, CBD.

Full Time Faculty
Lecturer

LL.M (Global Environment & Climate Change Law)
         University of Edinburgh, UK
         [Chevening Scholar]
LLB (Hons) and LL.M, University of Dhaka

Diploma Degree on Multilateral Environmental Agreements,
         University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext-
Email: sharaban.zaman@northsouth.edu
Office:NAC 607

Curriculum Vitae