Farhaan Uddin Ahmed

International Lawyer

I am a Lecturer in Public International Law at the School of Law, BRAC University. My research and professional work involves a wide range of public international law issues.

I have formerly worked as a Legal Professional at the Office of Public Counsel for Victims (OPCV) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague. As part of the OPCV team acting as Legal Representative of Victims (LRV), I have worked on various issues of public international law, international criminal law and international humanitarian law, and the drafting of legal submissions in proceedings relating to multiple cases, namely: Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona; Blé Goudé; Bosco Ntaganda; Dominic Ongwen; Situation in Palestine; and Situation on Registered Vessels of Comoros, the Hellenic Republic and Cambodia.

I have an LLM from the University of Cambridge, where I was a Commonwealth and Cambridge Trust Scholar. I have also received specialised training in various subjects of public international law.

Research Articles:

‘Inter-State Tacit Agreements: Somewhere in-between a Treaty and a Bilateral Custom’ (2021) (Under Review)

‘Where are the LDC and Small Developing State Complainants in the WTO DSB?’ (2020) 52(2) The George Washington International Law Review (with Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam) (forthcoming)

Right to be Forgotten: A Critique of the Post-Costeja Gonzalez Paradigm’ (2015) 21(6) Computer and Telecommunications Law Review 175


‘Framework of Engagement with International Law’ in Mohammad Shahabuddin (ed), Bangladesh and International Law (Routledge 2020) (forthcoming February 2021)

Op-Eds and Blog Posts:

Bangladesh should host ICC’s proceedings in Cox’s Bazar’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 25 September 2020)

The Importance of Land Rights to Rohingya Repatriation: The Pinheiro Principles and Justice for the Displaced‘ Policy Forum (Canberra, 25 September 2020)

Folk Fest Registration Controversy Exemplifies the Need for Data Protection Law‘ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 19 November 2019)

Shamima Begum may be a Bangladeshi Citizen After All’ EJIL: Talk! (14 March 2019)

Sexual Misconduct at the Workplace and a Culture of Impunity’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 5 November 2018)

How Bangladesh should Approach the Rohingya Issue’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 24 September 2018)

Myanmar Remains Disingenuous when it comes to Rohingya Repatriation’ The Diplomat (Washington, DC, 28 August 2018)

Bangladesh’s Observations on Rohingya Deportation’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 30 May 2018)

Myanmar should pay Reparations to Rohingyas’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 13 May 2018)

In Search of Justice: Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingyas and the International Criminal Court’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 3 March 2018)

Rohingyas’ Dignified Return to their Homeland’ The Kathmandu Post (Kathmandu, 23 November 2017)

Rohingyas’ Dignified Return to their Homeland is more than just Agreement to Repatriate’ The Straits Times (Singapore, 21 November 2017)

Rohingyas’ Dignified Return to their Homeland’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 21 November 2017)

Case for a UN Interim Administration in Rakhine’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 25 October 2017)

Protecting Data in Digital Bangladesh’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 7 May 2017)

The Fate of the Stateless’ Dhaka Tribune (Dhaka, 26 April 2017)

Diplomatic protection for the stateless Rohingya’ Policy Forum (Canberra, 22 March 2017)

Diplomatic protection for the stateless Rohingya’ New Mandala (Canberra, 22 March 2017)

Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act: An Assault on State Immunity’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 7 February 2017) (with Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam)

Blocking Pornographic Websites Counterintuitive and Futile’ The Daily Star (Dhaka, 7 January 2017)

The Man I Knew’ Dhaka Tribune (Dhaka, 21 October 2014)


Information Note on Victims’ Participation ICC Proceedings

Notes on the Interpretation of the Constitution

Notes on the Independence of the Judiciary

Notes on Fundamental Rights

Notes on Writs


Statement of Facts leading up to the Protests against the BRAC University Administration in August 2017


LLM, University of Cambridge (2016)

LLB (Honours), BRAC University (2014)

Specialised Training:

5th Online Course on International Refugee Law [2020] – International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Sanremo, Italy

Training Programme on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) [2020] – Asser Institute and Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague, Netherlands

17th Course on Internal Displacement [2019] – International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL), Sanremo, Italy

Summer Course, Public International Law Session + Directed Studies [2019] – The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands

Diploma, Law of the Sea [2018] – Yeosu Academy of the Law of the Sea, Yeosu, South Korea