Full Name: Barrister Tania Amir
Affiliation: Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Current Position: Advocate
Date of Birth: September 27, 1964
Place of Birth: Bangladesh
Home District: Kushtia
Nationality: Bangladeshi & British
Barrister Tania Amir (born 27 September 1964) is a Bangladeshi lawyer practicing in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She is daughter of Barrister Amir-ul Islam who drafted the proclamation of independence of Bangladesh in 1971 and was a member of the drafting committee of Bangladesh Constitution in 1972.
Tania completed hre O-Levels and A-Levels from Dhaka. After completion O & A-Levels she admitted to University of Buckingham for higher studies and completed LLB (Honors) in 1990. Then she admitted to Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) and successfully completed the Bar vocational course and called to the English Bar from Grays Inn, UK in 1990-91, being called to the Bar-at-Law.
Tania enrolled as an advocate of the Dhaka High Court 1991 and an Advocate of Bangladesh Supreme Court 1993 and a partner of THE LAW ASSOCIATES. Presently working in Dhaka in a wide range of Practice includes advising foreign investors, Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCOL), OPIC, IFC, Turnkey Projects, International Finance and Banking, General Corporate/Commercial and Constitutional law, etc. She also practice internationaly includes Commercial and international arbitrations and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. Acted as a Consultant to the World Bank, which led to arbitral laws reforms and enforcement mechanisms for recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Bangladesh.
Tania advised the Ministry of Women & Children Affairs to withdraw the reservation on key Articles of UN Convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against Women (CEDAW). She is a trainer and resource person at the Legal Education & Training Institute (LETI), Bangladesh Bar Council, conduct training programs on human rights and gender issues and the Bar Vocational Course.
Tania also an activist on human rights issues, Women’s empowerment, Child rights, Environment, Consumer rights, initiated many Public Interest Litigation (PIL), working closely with acid survivors and other NGOs.She is a legal advisor to national, international and transnational organization, enjoys a vibrant practice in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh both at the High Court Division as well as the Appellate Division; acted as consultants to NGO’s, human rights organizations, poverty alleviation and good governance projects; Acted as expert Consultant to UN bodies and WHO, Executive Body member of SAARC LAW, member of International Bar Association (IBA), Law Asia, International Development Law Organization (IDLO), etc.
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