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States of Emergency and the Law: The Experience of Bangladesh’ Book Launch

The book is aimed at preventing the undue intrusion on fundamental human rights

Deakin Law School (DLS) has the pleasure of inviting you for the launch of Dr M. Ehteshamul (Tanim) Bari's new landmark book 'States of Emergency and the Law: The Experience of Bangladesh’.

The evening will take an insightful look at the book's impact on the fields of comparative constitutional law, human rights law, and Asian law followed by networking opportunities and refreshments.

About the book

In Bangladesh, the absence of effective constitutional safeguards for governing emergency regimes has resulted in each of the five emergencies being invoked on the imprecise ground of internal disturbance. During these five periods of emergency, either all or most of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution were suspended and the power of preventive detention was abused.

The outcome of this book will not only establish the best means for ensuring the maintenance of the rule of law but also for preventing undue intrusion on the fundamental human rights of individuals during emergency situations in Bangladesh.

About the author

Dr M. Ehteshamul (Tanim) Bari is a Lecturer and the Course Director of the Deakin Juris Doctor Program. Dr Bari’s primary teaching and research expertise lies in the areas of constitutional law, human rights law, public international law and jurisprudence and legal theory.

He holds a PhD in Law from Macquarie University in 2015 on an International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES); LLM (with Distinction) from the University of Malaya in 2011; LLB (with 1st Class Honours) from the University of Dhaka in 2009; and Diploma in Law from the University of London in 2005.

Read more about Dr Bari here.