Imtiaz Ahmed Sajal is currently working as a Lecturer at the Department of Law, Bangladesh Army International University of Science and Technology (BAIUST). He completed his LLB (Hons) from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and an LLM in International Law from South Asian University (New Delhi, India) with the esteemed President’s Scholarship. Moreover, Sajal has also completed a 1-year PGD programme in International Environmental Law and another PGD programme in Human Rights, International Humanitarian and Refugee Law from the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy (ISIL, New Delhi). Sajal served as a Lecturer at the Department of Law, Uttara University (Dhaka, Bangladesh) from January to February 2019. Currently, he is also serving as an honorary Editor-in-Chief of Bangladesh Law Digest (BDLD).
During his studies, Sajal accomplished several internships and research experience with think tanks and organizations working in the fields of human rights, environment and climate change. Sajal presented his research papers in several international conferences in home and abroad and some of his articles have been published in peer reviewed academic law journals. Besides these, he attended four international summer programmes on international law and intellectual property law in The Netherlands, South Korea and China.
Sajal is determined to be an academician and a public interest lawyer. During his studies at South Asian University, he got exposed to different theoretical approaches to international law and most notably with the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). Now his research interest lies in and around the past, present and future of making and shaping of international law. Sajal is regularly contributing in the Law pages of the Daily Star & the Daily Observer and the Bulletins of Ain o Salish Kendra on human rights, environment and other contemporary legal issues.
Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL)
During his studies at South Asian University, he got exposed to different theoretical approaches to international law and most notably with the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). Through these, he got the insights on the past, present and future of making and shaping of international law. He came to know about the beauty of challenging existing knowledge or resistance to the existence and exploring the viability towards the creation of new knowledge.