Tapos Kumar Das
Tapos Kumar Das Associate Professor, Department of Law & Justice

PROFILE


SHORT BIOGRAPHY

 

Tapos Kumar Das is an Associate Professor of Law at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. In 2020, he completed Advanced LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. Earlier, he achieved LLB from the University of London, the UK, and LLB (Honours) and LLM from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He received few academic awards including Prime Minister Gold Medal, Agrani Bank Gold Medal, and Rajshahi University Prize. In early career, he was a practicing lawyer and holds the permission to practice in the High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court. His teaching and research include international crime and justice, international humanitarian law, the law of criminal procedure, and transitional justice in Bangladesh. He authored a book titled The Obligation to Investigate and Prosecute Past Atrocity: Examining States’ Response to the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide. 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Post War Justice Initiative in Bangladesh, International Crime and Global Justice, Criminal Procedural Law, Human Rights and Minority Protection in Bangladesh

JOURNAL PAPER

Tapos Kumar Das, The Positive Complementarity: An Alternative Approach for the ICC's Engagement, Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law, VIII:2020, pp.79-93, 2020.

African bias, the objectivity of the ICC, multilayered accountability, and universalization of the ICC

Tapos Kumar Das, Reparatory Justice Practice in ICC and ICT-BD: Transitional Justice in Bangladesh in Context, ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights : Human Rights and Women, pp.67-80, 2017.

Right to Reparation, Reparatory Justice, Transitional Justice and War Victim 

Tapos Kumar Das, Rethinking Reservation in Judicial Appointment in Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law, IV, 2016.

Quota System, Positive Discrimination, Equality before law and Equitable Treatment 

Tapos Kumar Das, Bringing Justice Home, Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law, Vol-III, 2015.

Access to Justice, Decentralization of Judiciary, Rule of Law and Good Governance  

Tapos Kumar Das, Minority Exodus in Bangladesh: Trends and Causes, Bangladesh Journal of Dalit and Minority, 2016.

Minority Rights, Political Victimization, Post Election Violance

Tapos Kumar Das, Do Judges Make Law? A Scrutiny in the Context of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Rajshahi University Law Journal [ISSN: 1991-8976], 08, 2013.

Law Making, Judge Made Law, Judicial Review 

Tapos Kumar Das, National Commission for Minorities- Towards a Protection Regime, ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights: Human Rights and Religion, 2014.

Minority Rights,Post-election violance, Minority Exodus, Minority Commission 

Tapos Kumar Das, Right to Life vs. Right to Encounter: Limitations on the Use of Lethal Force, ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights : Human Rights and Critically Disadvantaged People, 2012.

Right to Life, Right to Self-defence, Due Process of Law

Tapos Kumar Das, Hartal, Mobile Court and Rights of the Accused in Criminal Trial: A Scrutiny of the Mobile Court Act, 2009, Rajshahi University Law Journal [ISSN: 1991-8976], 2010.

Due Process of Law, Mobile Court, Rights of the Accused, Constitutional Rights 

Tapos Kumar Das, Freedom of Expression versus Cybercrime: A Legal Scrutiny of the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006, ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights 2015: Human Rights and Terrorism, 2015.

Freedom of Expression, Cyber Crime, Online Communication  

Tapos Kumar Das, Displacement of Trust – Criminal Justice or Chaos?, ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights 2016: Human Rights and Displacement, 2016.

Criminal Administration of Justice, Public Confidence, Corruption


BOOK

Tapos Kumar Das, The Obligation to Investigate and Prosecute Past Atrocity: Examining States’ Response to the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide, July 2020.

OTHER

Reservation, Equality and Non-discrimination,

Reservation in public service, concept of equality and non-discrimination 

Framing of Bangladesh Constitution: Some Unsettled Questions,

Framing Histrory of Bangladesh Constitution 

Way to Prevent Marine Environment Pollution,

Causes of Marine Environment Pollution and Protection Measures under UNCLOS III

Delay in Dispensation of Justice,

Causes of Delay in Dispensing Justice and Mitigating Measures 

Right to Encounter?,

Extrajudicial Kiling and Self-defence

Enforcing Court-Sponsored ADR,

Awareness for ADR

Protection Regime for Minorities,

Minority Rights, Minority Protection and Minority Commission 

Expectations from the new Chief Justice,

Public confidence, Public Perception and Expextation  

Who will Compensate the Victim?,

Just and Proportionate Remedy for Victims of Violance 

Compensatory Justice to the Victims of War,

Pain and Gain, Victm's Right, Proportionality 

Trial of International Crimes: Strategic Change is Due,

Speedy Trial, Effective remedy, Recognition 

Post War Justice Initiative: Collaborative Approach is Required,

Post War Justice, Plea Bargaining, Guity Plea


Academic Info

Institute: University of Leiden
Period: 2019-2020

Advanced LLM in Public International Law (Peace, Justice and Development) 

Institute: University of London
Period: 2007-2012

Secured LLB (Honours) with Upper Second Class 

Institute: University of Rajshahi
Period: 2005-2005

Secured First Class in LLM with Second position

Institute: University of Rajshahi
Period: 2001-2004

Secured First Class in LLB(Honours) with First position   

Experience

Organization: University of Rajshahi
Position: Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Law
Period: November 2009 - August 2014
Organization: Bangladesh Supreme Court
Position: Advocate
Period: 2006-2009

Activity

Organization: Law Desk of the Daily Star
Position: Contributor
Period: 2006 and continuing
Organization: Bangladesh Journal of Dalit and Minority
Position: Editorial Member
Period: 2016 and continuing
Organization: ELCOP Year Book of Human Rights
Position: Editorial Member
Period: 2016 and continuing
Organization: Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law
Position: Editorial Member
Period: 2015 and continuing
Organization: Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP)
Position: Executive Member
Period: 2015 and continuing
Organization: Clinical Legal Education Programme in collaboration with Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
Position: Assistant Programme Coordinator
Period: 2017 and continuing

Contact

Tapos Kumar Das

Associate Professor
Department of Law & Justice
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: +88 01913672266
Work Phone: +88 01913672266
Email: taposlaw@juniv.edu