Ms. Raabia Abuzer Shams

Ms. Raabia Abuzer Shams

 

Designation: Assistant Professor (Law)

 

Qualifications: LL.M in International Human Rights Law (School of Law & Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, U.K.), Short Course on Human Rights & Drug Policy (School of Law, University of Essex), B.A.LL.B (Hon.) (Chanakya National Law University, Patna), Diploma in Cyber Laws & International Cyber Crimes (Asian School of Cyber Laws, Pune)

 

Email: raabia.shams@gmail.com

 

Areas of Interest/Specialization:

 

Her specialization is in International Human Rights Law. The subject areas of her interest are International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights & Drug Policy, International Relations & Diplomacy, Public International Law, and Jurisprudence.

 

Bio

 

Ms. Raabia Abuzer Shams completed her B.A. LL.B from Chanakya National Law University, Patna. She then attended the LL.M in International Human Rights programme at the School of Law & Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, on the Vice- Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Law at NUSRL, Ranchi.

 

Seminars/Conferences:

 

  • Attended Faculty Orientation Programme at NUSRL, Ranchi (January 2018)
  • Human Rights Skills Workshop on ‘interviewing victims of, and witnesses to, human rights violations’ and on ‘physical and digital security challenges for human rights defenders, and risk mitigation strategies’, delivered by Cat Carter (Save The Children), June 2015
  • Human Rights Skills Workshop on ‘physical and digital security challenges for human rights defenders, and risk mitigation strategies’, delivered by Rory Byrne (Security First), June 2015
  • Participated in SIMULEX, a simulated exercise with the 16th Air Assault Brigade, based at Colchester Garrison, to address a fictional humanitarian situation involving military intervention, June 2015
  • Panelist, Vice- Chair & Member of Organizing Committee, 7th Annual Asia & Human Rights Conference (March 2015)
  • Panelist, University of Essex MUN Holocaust Memorial Week ‘Islamophobia’ panel (January 2015)
  • Two day conference on ‘Child Rights and the Law’, organized by Chanakya National Law University in collaboration with UNICEF and Bihar State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (BSCPCR), May 2012

 

Publication:

 

  • Researched and Co- authored a parallel report submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by the JustFair consortium, on ‘Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland’, October 2015, at: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CESCR/Shared%20Documents/GBR/INT_CESCR_ICO_GBR_21702_E.pdf

 

Research Projects:

 

  • Research Consultant at Daksh, Bangalore, for a project titled, “Comparative Analysis of Causes for Pendency in Six High Courts and Six District Courts in India”, commissioned by the Ministry of Law, Department of Justice.