Faculty Member Profile

Supravat Halder
Associate Professor & Chairman
Law
Masters
+8801722431995
haldersupravat@gmail.com; shalder@bu.ac.bd

Areas of Research Interests:
1. Higher Education System Development, Management, Quality Assurance and Evaluation.
2. Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Aid.
3. Micro-Justice, Human Rights and Development.
4. Institutions, Trust, Public Policy and Governance.
5. Social and Development Law and Legislation.
6. Interdisciplinary Studies in Anthropology, Sociology, Law and Culture.
7. Philosophy and Theories of Law.

Research Publications:
1. Lead author of research paper titled 'A Philosophical Approach to Animal Rights Jurisprudence for Contemporary Legislative Enterprise in Bangladesh' currently under the publication process in the Barishal University Journal (Part II).
2. Co-authored the research article titled 'Critically Looking at Life Imprisonment under International Human Rights Law in the Light of National Experience' published in the Barishal University Journal (Part II), Volume 2 (2018).
3. Authored the paper 'The Hindu Marriage Registration Act, 2012: A Critical Appraisal of Reforms in Hindu Law' as placed in research book 'New Dimensions of Law: Analysis of Selected Laws of Bangladesh ' published by Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong & HEQEP, UGC in May, 2017.
4. Co-authored the article 'Gender Sensitive Environmental Displacement and Governance: Empirical Case Studies from Morelgonj Upazila of Bagerhat District' published in 'Empowerment' by Women for Women in Vol. 22 (2015).
5. Co-authored the article 'Market Power Abuse in European Union and United Kingdom: A Review of Consumer Detriment Issues and Impacts' published in the Northern University Journal of Law, Vol. IV (2013).
6. Authored the research article ' Distributive Justice in Bangladesh: An Account of Reality ' in the Obitar Dictum, Issue-I (2010), by Northern University Bangladesh.
7. Authored and presented the research paper 'Ageing Rights and Maintenance of Parents by Children: A Critical Review of the Maintenance of Parents Act, 2013, presented in 4th Insearch Conference 2017 arranged by Netinsearch International & CARI, University of Dhaka, held in BARD, Comilla during 18-19 Decemver, 2017.
8. Authored the paper 'Protecting Rights and Dignity of Senior Citizen in Bangladesh: A Critical Appraisal of the Maintenance of Parents Act, 2013' currently under process of publication.
9. Authored the research article 'An Anthropological Approach to Community Based Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems in Rural Bangladesh' currently under publication process.
Research Projects Undertaken and Being Undertaken:
1. Project Director of the 'Situation of Sea Fishing Labour in Bangladesh: A legal Study' sanctioned by University Grants Commission Bangladesh in 2019.
2. Project Director of the 'The Situation of Construction Workers in Barishal Division: A Legal Study' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2019.
3. Project Director of the 'State of Accessibility to Legal Information by Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh: A Human Rights Based Study' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2018.
4. Project Director of the 'A Marginal Community in Bangladesh: The Rakhains' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2017.
5. Project Director of the 'Community Based Arbitration in Barishal: A Socio-Legal Study' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2016.
Academic Thesis:
1, 'Compliance of Workers' Rights in the RMG Sector: A Study on Workers Rights in Some Selected RMG Factories Located in Savar Area of Dhaka', MSS Research Term-paper submitted to the Institute of Social Welfare, University of Dhaka, in 2015.
2, 'Right-based Approach to Internally Displaced Persons: Bangladesh Perspective', the thesis bearing 200 marks as part of LL.M degree in 2008 in the Department of Law, University of Chittagong.
3. 'Compliance of Labor Rights in the Ship-breaking Industry in Chittagong', externship research in 2008 as part of LL.M degree in the Department of Law of University of Chittagong.
Research Publications:
1. Lead author of research paper titled 'A Philosophical Approach to Animal Rights Jurisprudence for Contemporary Legislative Enterprise in Bangladesh' currently under the publication process in the Barishal University Journal (Part II).
2. Co-authored the research article titled 'Critically Looking at Life Imprisonment under International Human Rights Law in the Light of National Experience' published in the Barishal University Journal (Part II), Volume 2 (2018).
3. Authored the paper 'The Hindu Marriage Registration Act, 2012: A Critical Appraisal of Reforms in Hindu Law' as placed in research book 'New Dimensions of Law: Analysis of Selected Laws of Bangladesh ' published by Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong & HEQEP, UGC in May, 2017.
4. Co-authored the article 'Gender Sensitive Environmental Displacement and Governance: Empirical Case Studies from Morelgonj Upazila of Bagerhat District' published in 'Empowerment' by Women for Women in Vol. 22 (2015).
5. Co-authored the article 'Market Power Abuse in European Union and United Kingdom: A Review of Consumer Detriment Issues and Impacts' published in the Northern University Journal of Law, Vol. IV (2013).
6. Authored the research article ' Distributive Justice in Bangladesh: An Account of Reality ' in the Obitar Dictum, Issue-I (2010), by Northern University Bangladesh.
7. Authored and presented the research paper 'Ageing Rights and Maintenance of Parents by Children: A Critical Review of the Maintenance of Parents Act, 2013, presented in 4th Insearch Conference 2017 arranged by Netinsearch International & CARI, University of Dhaka, held in BARD, Comilla during 18-19 Decemver, 2017.
8. Authored the paper 'Protecting Rights and Dignity of Senior Citizen in Bangladesh: A Critical Appraisal of the Maintenance of Parents Act, 2013' currently under process of publication.
9. Authored the research article 'An Anthropological Approach to Community Based Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems in Rural Bangladesh' currently under publication process.
Research Projects Undertaken and Being Undertaken:
1. Project Director of the 'Situation of Sea Fishing Labour in Bangladesh: A legal Study' sanctioned by University Grants Commission Bangladesh in 2019.
2. Project Director of the 'The Situation of Construction Workers in Barishal Division: A Legal Study' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2019.
3. Project Director of the 'State of Accessibility to Legal Information by Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh: A Human Rights Based Study' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2018.
4. Project Director of the 'A Marginal Community in Bangladesh: The Rakhains' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2017.
5. Project Director of the 'Community Based Arbitration in Barishal: A Socio-Legal Study' sanctioned by University of Barishal in 2016.
Academic Thesis:
1, 'Compliance of Workers' Rights in the RMG Sector: A Study on Workers Rights in Some Selected RMG Factories Located in Savar Area of Dhaka', MSS Research Term-paper submitted to the Institute of Social Welfare, University of Dhaka, in 2015.
2, 'Right-based Approach to Internally Displaced Persons: Bangladesh Perspective', the thesis bearing 200 marks as part of LL.M degree in 2008 in the Department of Law, University of Chittagong.
3. 'Compliance of Labor Rights in the Ship-breaking Industry in Chittagong', externship research in 2008 as part of LL.M degree in the Department of Law of University of Chittagong.

Positions Holding and Held in University of Barishal:
1. Served as the Chairman, Department of Law.
2. Assistant Proctor since 10th September, 2018.
3. Convener, Central Cultural Committee since 24 October, 2018.
4. Student Advisor, Department of Law.
5. Served as the Member, Academic Council.
6. Head and Focal Person, Safe Space Group, University of Barishal and BLAST.
6. Legal Expert Member, Service Rules Formation Committee since 5th July, 2018.
7. Member, Examination Disciplinary Rules Drafting Committee.
8. Served as the Member, Examination Disciplinary Sub-Committee.
9. Served as the Member, Central Cultural Committee.
10. Served as the Lecturer, Department of Law.
11. Served as Acting Proctor several times for short duration.
12. Member, Editorial Board, Barishal University Journal, Part-II, during 21st November, 2016- 19th November, 2019.
13. Member, Central Library Management Committee, since 13th February, 2018.
14. Served as a Member, Staff Recruitment Application Scrutiny Committee for several times on temporary basis.
Positions Holding and Held in other Educational Institutions:
1. Member, Inter-University Cultural Board, Bangladesh University Association.
2. Member, Syllabus Committee, Department of Law, Global University of Bangladesh.
3. Served as the Coordinator, LLB Honors Program, Northern University Bangladesh.
4. Served as the Senior Lecturer in Law, Northern University Bangladesh.
5. Served as the Lecturer in Law, Northern University Bangladesh.
6. Served as the In-Charge, Editorial Desk, Northern University Journal of Law, Faculty of Law, NUB.
Positions Holding and Held in Social and Cultural Organizations:
1. General Member, Barishal University Teachers' Association.
2. Enrolled as Advocate with Bangladesh Bar Council, Dhaka in 2010.
3. Member, Human Rights Summer School Alumni Association.
4. Honorary Policy Analyst at Center for Services Promotion for Disabled (CSPD), a civil society and self-help organization working for Persons with Disabilities.
5. Served as the Member, Legal Volunteer Team on Trial of Crimes against Humanity in the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh, Liberation War Museum, Dhaka.
6. Chancellor, Amicus Guild by virtue of its Constitution.
7. Chairman, Rangdhanu, by virtue of its Constitution.
8. General Member, Kheyali Group Theater, Barishal.
9. Served as the 'Cultural Secretary' to the Chittagong University Law Association.
10. Served as Member of the Law Study Cell, Department of Law, University of Chittagong.
11. Advisor, Barishal University Natyadal.
12. Advisor, Badhon, University of Barishal.
13. Advisor, Bagerhat District Student Welfare Association, University of Barishal.
14. Advisor, Advisor, Sanatana Vidyarthi Sangsad, University of Barishal.
15. Premier of the Syndicate and the Academic Council, Halder Tuversity.
16. Regent of HeUniversity, a projected Online Learning Management System and eLearning Provider.
Professional Expertise and Interest Area:
1. Curriculum Design and Development.
2. Higher Education Innovation and Change Management.
3. Building Constructive Alignment in Academic Learning System Development and Management.
4. Higher Education Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance.
5. Digital Learning Management System Development.
6. eLearning System Development and Providing.
7. Independent and Institutional Research.
8. Project Proposal, Planing, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultation.
9. Development Program and Project Consulting.
10. Designing, Providing, Managing and Evaluating Trainings.
11. Advocacy and Awareness Program Designing, Monitoring and Evaluation.
12. Baseline Survey Research.
13. Childhood Development and Countering Autism.
Conference and Seminar Portfolio:
1. Member Secretary, Conference Organizing Committee of the 1st International Copnference on Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Law, University of Barishal; held in 15-16 March, 2019.
2. Presented research paper on Ageing Rights and Maintenance of Parents by Children; A Critical Review of the Maintenance of Parents Act, 2013. in 4th International Integrative Research Conference on Education, Governance and Development; in 18-19 December, 2017 at BARD, Comilla, Bangladesh.
3. Session Chair and the Focal Person for University of Barishal in the BAPA-BEN National Conference on Sustainable Development and Environment in 2016.
4. Chair in the Seminar on “Constitutional Governance, Military Rule and the Role of Superior Judiciary in Bangladesh” organized by the Department of Law, University of Barishal; 19th March, 2018.
5. Session Chair in the Seminar on “Judgment of the Fifth Amendment of Bangladesh Constitution Case” organized by Department of Law , University of Barishal; 2018. 6. Session Chair in the Seminar on 'Lecture on the Judgement of Bangabandgu Murder Case' organized by the Department of Law , University of Barishal; 2019.
7. Session Co-Chair and the Focal Person for University of Barishal in the BAPA-BEN National Conference on Water Logging in 2017.
8. Participant in the AsianSIL Regional Conference held in 2014 organized by Asian Society of International Law, Bangladesh Chapter.
9. International Seminar on “Old Evidences and Core International Crimes” arranged by the International Forum for Criminal and Humanitarian Law in Dhaka on 11th September, 2011.
10. Participated in the Senior Advocate Ozair Farooq Memorial Law Conference-2018 organized by Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka in September, 2018.
11. Participant in the Seminar on ''Lectures on Environmental Challenges and Counter-Terrorism' organized by South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS) on 3 January 2011.
12. Participant in the Seminar & Public Lecture on Terrorism, organized by the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), Dhaka in 2012.
13. Expert Discussant in the Divisional Conference on “Sustainable Salish Campaign”, organized by the WAVE Foundation, Nagorik Uddyog & Madaripur Legal Aid Association in 2018.
14. Pannel Discussant in the Seminar on 'Countering Child Marriage and Gender Violence during Covid19 in Bangladesh' organized by SUJAN, in Barishal in July, 2020.
Training and Workshop Portfolio:
1. Participated in 8th Human Rights Summer School, in 2008 organized by Empowerment through Law of Common People, Dhaka.
2. Participated in Introduction to Commercial Arbitration course organized in January, 2013 by Bandladesh International Arbitration Center and International Law Institute, Washington.
3. Participated in Introduction to Advanced Arbitration Training organized in February, 2013 by BIAC and Int. Law Institute, Washington.
4. Advance Training on Research Methodology, arranged by the Institute of Education and Research, Dhaka University and Bangladesh Peace and Development Mission, in 2015.
5. Training on Good Governance and Human Rights organized by MAAPSI, Dhaka in 2014.
6. Consultative Workshop on “The Roll of the NHRC in Protecting the Rights of the Migrant Workers” organized by the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh on 11th February, 2011.
7. Workshop on 'Speak Up Stop Discrimination' organized by the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh on 10th December, 2010.
8. Workshop on “Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP)” organized by SUPRA & YPSA, in Chittagong in 2004.
9. Workshop and Simulation on “Seeing in the Dark”, an international policy making workshop organized by SARPV and YPSA held in Chittagong in 2005.
10. 'Organizational Development Workshop', an workshop for a 5-year action plan of REDA, held in 2005 in Chittagong.
11. 'Strategic Planning Workshop' an high level policy making workshop for a 5-year action plan of CSD, a local NGO Network in Chittagong in 2006.
Areas of Personal Activism and Interest:
1. Social and Development
2. Cultural Affairs.
3. Higher Education Quality Enhancing.
4. eLearning and Online Education.
5. Public Motivational Speaking.
6. Public Law and Human Rights Literacy.
7. Access to Justice, ADR and Legal Aid.
8. Online Learning Providing and Facilitating.
9. Student Motivating and Organizing.