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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 is also currently training as a barrister of England and Wales. Before commencing her PhD, Aminah completed an LL.M in Professional Legal Skills, her LL.M dissertation concerned the criminalisation of marital rape in England and Wales, whilst her Undergraduate dissertation concerned How the Hudood Ordinances of 1979 and the ‘Marry Your Rapist’ Laws impacted the modern day legal rights of female rape victims within Pakistan and MENA nations.


  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



Professional activities

Online articles (5)

  1. ‘Beauty’s Black Market’. GC Magazine, The Legal 500 Analysis of global counterfeit (IP and trademark) regulation and subsequent required enforcement.
  2. ‘Changing Gears’. GC Magazine- The Legal 500 Considering legal problems surrounding UK autonomous vehicle legislation and ethical artificial intelligence, including the ‘trolley problem.’
  3. ‘A new era of matriarchal lawyers’. GC Magazine- The Legal 500 Discussing the effect of Latin America’s deep ‘cultural institution,’ which has led to gender bias at both in their legal work and at home. However, with the help of conglomerate investment and the #MeToo movement, women in the legal profession are increasingly able to break barriers and question their role with the workplace.
  4. ‘Redefining the ‘old boys club’’. GC Magazine- The Legal 500 Investigating barriers to gender diversity in the legal profession in India.
  5. ‘Now Playing: the future of India and Audio Streaming’. GC Magazine- The Legal 500 Analysis of the regulation surrounding the way India listens to music and what lessons India may have for emerging markets elsewhere.


  1. Employment, Legal Writer and Journalist, GC Magazine- The Legal 500.