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Portrait of Aminah Karim

Aminah Karim

Research Student

The City Law School,


Postal address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Aminah’s thesis explores the atrocities committed during Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 and why such atrocities were not identified as a formal genocide by the international community. Despite various well documented scholastic, historical and journalistic views that a genocide in Bangladesh did indeed occur in 1971, the atrocities committed are yet to be put on an equal footing as that of Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Further, as ample studies suggest, the actions implemented during the Liberation War should be universally recognised. While substantial research exists on how the events during the Liberation War form a genocide, there seems to be little research into why the events are not formally, nor internationally rendered as a genocide.

Aminah’s thesis is supervised by Dr Grietje Baars and Dr Jed Odermatt.

Aminah has also qualified as a barrister of England and Wales. Aminah currently works as a Visiting Lecturer at Hertfordshire University and a GTA at The City Law School.


  1. LL.M in Professional Legal Skills, City, University of London, United Kingdom
  2. Law LL.B (Hons), City, University of London, United Kingdom

Postgraduate training

  1. Bar Professional Training Course, City, University London, London, United Kingdom


  1. Graduate Teaching Assistant, The City Law School, Jan 2021 – present
  2. Visiting Lecturer, The University of Hertfordshire, Oct 2020 – present