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Saqeb Mahbub

Saqeb Mahbub is a UK-educated lawyer and independent consultant based in Bangladesh. Besides legal practice, the expert is regularly consulted by international organisations such as UNDP, UNHCR and USAID. He has conducted research, advisory and consultancy work in Bangladesh on the formal and informal justice systems, freedom of speech and other political rights, anti-corruption, violence against women, minority rights, etc.

Name
Saqeb Mahbub
Occupation
Lawyer and Independent Consultant
Expertise

Saqeb Mahbub is a lawyer by profession and regularly represents clients in Banglaeshi courts in cases involving enforcement of fundamental rights. He completed his Bachelors and Masters in Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a Barrister by the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn.  He has extensive experience working in and advising international organisations such UNDP, UNHCR, USAID and DANIDA, particularly on subjects of access to justice, human rights and governance.  Saqeb Mahbub’s opinion pieces on politics and law have been published in most major English newspapers in Bangladesh.   

Saqeb Mahbub has conducted research, advisory and consultancy work in Bangladesh on the formal and informal justice systems, freedom of speech and other political rights, anti-corruption, violence against women, minority rights, etc. The expert has also worked with the Ministry of Law and the Supreme Court on reform initiatives. His LLM thesis was on comparative constitutional law and explored the political and constitutional history of Bangladesh.

Experience

Several expert reports produced in asylum cases in the UK relating to Bangladeshi clients. The reports broadly analysed the political situation in Bangladesh, the criminal justice system, laws curtailing free speech, state attitude towards opposition, etc, in the context of the particular asylum applications.

Publications

International:

  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Secularism and the Constitution of Bangladesh: Issues and Concepts” (Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012)
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Amending the Constitution” (2013), in Guhathakurta, M. &Schendel, W.V. (eds.), The Bangladesh Reader (page 572), Durham, NC: Duke University Press
  • Mahbub, S. & Khan, A. H, “Consumer Law in Bangladesh: An Overview”. South Asia Jurist, Volume 4, pp. 7-10

 

Newspaper Articles:

  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Mandatory Mediation helps promote commerce and foreign investment”, The Financial Express [Dhaka], 3rd October, 2013, Views and Opinion
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “The supposed identity crisis”, The Dhaka Tribune [Dhaka], 18th August, 2013, OP-ED
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Rape and the Law: The Post-Delhi SyndromeFORUM – A Monthly Publication of The Daily Star [Dhaka] Volume 07 Issue 02 February 2013
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Inside a political case”, The Financial Express [Dhaka], 24th June 2012, Views and Opinion
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Can Parliament be more than a rubber stamp?” FORUM – A Monthly Publication of The Daily Star [Dhaka] Volume 06 Issue 04 April 2012
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Article 70 is no more welcome” The Daily Star [Dhaka], 6th Jan 2012, OP-ED
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Mobile Courts: The Question of Legality” The Independent [Dhaka], 18th Jun 2011, OP-ED
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Unraveling the “basic structure” of the Constitution”, The Financial Express [Dhaka], 18th Apr2011, Views and Opinion
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Village Courts: An assessment of the ‘loopholes’”, The Financial Express [Dhaka], 1st Sep, 2010, Views and Opinion
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “A case for defining and criminalising torture in Bangladesh”, The Financial Express [Dhaka], 12th May, 2010, Views and Opinion
  • Mahbub, Saqeb, “Uniting to realise a supreme goal”, The Financial Express [Dhaka], 18th Dec, 2009, Views and Opinion
Languages
English, Bengali, Hindi (Spoken)
Ethnic groups expertise
All Bangladeshi ethnic groups
Political groups expertise
Awami League, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Jamaat-e-Islami, Gonojagoron Moncho, civil society
Religious groups expertise
All Bangladeshi religious groups
Contact email
Phone
[Private to EIN members]
Address
[Private to EIN members]