Sara Hossain: Lawyer with Dr. Kamal Hossain & Associates

Sara Hossain

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Dhaka,  Bangladesh
Phone+880-01712000325; +880-2-9565259; +880-2-9564954; +880-2-9552946; +880-2-9560655

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Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial and Corporate
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Family
  • General Practice
  • Human Rights
  • Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: +880-01712000325; +880-2-9565259; +880-2-9564954; +880-2-9552946; +880-2-9560655
Cell Phone: +88 01713 031818
Fax: +8802 956 4953
EducationOxford University (B.A., Hons., 1988); Middle Temple (Barrister-at-Law, 1989)
Admitted1989, Bar of England and Wales; 1990, Bangladesh; 1992, High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; 2008, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Memberships Supreme Court Bar Association, Bangladesh; Member-International Law Association.
LanguagesEnglish and Bangla

Memberships: Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust, Member, Ain o Salish Kendra (the Law and Mediation Centre) Dhaka, Member, Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs, Member, International Law Association, Director, South Asia Women's Fund, Member, Advisory Group, Women's International Coalition for Gender Justice (WICG); Legal Officer for South Asia, INTERIGHTS (1997-2003); Consultancies for among others, DANIDA, NORAD, UNDP, OHCHR, Royal Netherlands Embassy, International Council on Human Rights Policy, International Women's Rights Action Watch- Asia Pacific; Publications: Editor, Handbook on Legal Remedies for Forced Marriage (forthcoming, Universal Law Publishers, New Delhi, 2010, Editor, Bangladesh UPR Forum's Submission to the Human Rights Council, 2009, Co-Editor (with Hameeda Hossain/Dina M Siddiqi), Human Rights in Bangladesh 2008, ASK, Bangladesh, Human Rights in Bangladesh 2007, Human Rights in Bangladesh 2006, Co-editor (with Lynn Welchman). "Honour:" Crimes Paradigms and Violence against Women (Zed Press, London 2005; Zubaan Press, New Delhi; Spinifex Press Australia), Editor (with Shahdeen Malik and Bushra Musa), Rights in Search of Remedies: Public Interest Litigation in South Asia, University Press Limited, Dhaka, 1996. Articles: "Wayward Girls and Well Wisher Parents: Habeas Corpus, Women's Rights and the Bangladesh Courts" in Aisha Gill (ed) Forced Marriage (Zed, London, 2010, forthcoming); "Confronting Constitutional Curtailments: Attempts to Rebuild Independence of the Judiciary in Bangladesh," in Paul Brass (ed) Handbook of Politics in South Asia (Routledge, 2010); with Iain Byrne, "South Asia" in Malcolm Langford (ed), Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law, Cambridge University Press, 2008; "The Right to Marry" in Indira Jaisingh (ed.) Men's Laws, Women's Lives (Zubaan Press, New Delhi); "Apostates, Ahmadis and Advocates : Uses and Abuses of Offences against Religion" in WLUML, Warning Signs of Fundamentalism, WLUML, 2004; with Suzanne E. Turner, "Abduction and Forced Marriage: Rights and Remedies in Bangladesh and Pakistan" in International Family Law, March 2001; Contributor, chapters on human rights law or legal developments, Human Rights in Bangladesh, Ain o Salish Kendra, Dhaka; with Sajeda Amin, "Women's Reproductive Rights and the Politics of Fundamentalism: A View From Bangladesh" American University Law Review, April 1995, Vol. 44(4), 1319; "Equality and Personal Laws in South Asia" in Rebecca Cook (ed.), Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.

Reported CasesBLAST vs. Bangladesh (63 DLR 1); Adv Salauddin Dolan vs. Bangladesh (63 DLR 80); Rayana Rahman Vs. Bangladesh (63 DLR 305); BLAST vs. Secretary, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka (63 DLR 643),BLC (Corporal punishment); BNWLA vs. Bangladesh (2009 BLC 694); Prof. Serajul Islam vs. Jahangirnagar University ( 64 DLR 745); Prof Muhammad Yunus vs. Bangladesh represented by the secretary, Bank and Financial Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance (63 DLR 260); Md. Badiuzzaman vs. Bangladesh (15 BLC 531); Shamima Sultana Seema vs. Govt. of Bangladesh (57 DLR 201); BLAST vs. State ( 60 DLR 176); Shmesh Chandra Halder vs Bangladesh ( 10 BLC 433); Dr. Shipra Chowdhury & Another vs Cyort. of Bangladesh (29 DLR 260).
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Sara Hossain

122-124 Motijheel C.A.
Dhaka 1000

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