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Speaker’s Biography

Hon’ble Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP

Hon’ble Speaker
Bangladesh Parliament
Member of Parliament





Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

24 Rangpur 06
10th Parliament of Bangladesh.
Party: Bangladesh Awami League.
Contact Address

Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

Speaker’s Chamber
Level – 5, West Block, Sangsad Bhaban
Bangladesh Parliament
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Tel: +8802-9111999
Fax: +8802-9122254



Speaker’s House
Higher Type Residential Area
Sangsad Bhaban Area
Sher-e-Bangla-Nagar, Dhaka-1207.


Apartment No. 4-E, House No. 52,
Road No. 16 (New), 27 (Old),
Dhanmondi, Dhaka
Professional Qualification

1992: Enrolled as an Advocate, Bangladesh Bar Council
1994: Enrolled in the Hon’ble High Court Division, Bangladesh Supreme Court
2008: Enrolled in the Hon’ble Appellate Division, Bangladesh Supreme Court
Member, Dhaka Bar Association
Member, Supreme Court Bar Association

Academic Qualification

2000: Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD.)
University of Essex, United Kingdom.
Thesis on “The Right to Life”.
Area of Specialization: Constitutional Law and Human Rights
Commonwealth Scholar
1990: LL.M.
University of Dhaka.
First Class First
1989: LL.B (Honours)
University of Dhaka.
First Class First
1985: Higher Secondary Certificate (H. S. C.)
Dhaka Board.
Second Position in Combined Merit List
1983: Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.)
Dhaka Board.
First Position in Combined Merit List

Professional Experience

15 years Practice as an Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Panel Lawyer for Jono Netri Sheikh Hasina

Key Areas of Work
Legal Area

Human Rights and Constitutional Law
Commercial, Corporate Law, Contract, Banking Law, International Trade, Documentary Credit, Securities Law, Shipping/Admiralty, Construction, Turnkey Project on BOO / BOOT basis, Arbitration, Mediation, Criminal Law
Judicial Review by way of Writs
Sustainable Development Area
Gender Issues
Pro-bono Public Interest Litigation
Inclusive and sustainable Development

Teaching Experience

Resource Person in Bangladesh Bar Council in Bar Vocational Course (BVC)
Resource Person in the Law Clinic of Law Department of Dhaka University
Delivers lectures as Resource Person at Different Civil and Military Professional Training Institutions/Centres.
Resource Person in the Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) Judicial Training Program of the Assistant Judges on the “Independence of the Judiciary”
Resource Person in Human Rights at BRAC University, Department of Law
Resource Person in Public International Law and Human Rights & Legal Aid for Protection of Human Rights in Dhaka International University (DIU)


Dr. Shirin was awarded Asia Society’s Humanitarian service Award on 09 June 2010 in recognition of her role as a leader in advocating the elimination of violence against women and mainstreaming women’s empowerment and employment in Bangladesh. Dr. Chaudhury received this award from Ambassador Melanne Verveer, US Ambassador-at-Large, Global Women Issues in a gala award ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington DC

Former Editor

Bangladesh Legal Decisions (BLD), Law Report Series published every month by Bangladesh Bar Council. (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Edition)
“Role of the Judiciary in the Development of Human Rights” published in 1999, in the book named Human Rights in Bangladesh, Ain-O-Salish Kendra (ASK)
“The Least Dangerous Branch and the Power of Judicial Review: Impact on the Development of Fundamental Human Rights”, published in 2000, in the book named Human Rights in Bangladesh, Ain-O-Salish Kendra (ASK)
“Right to Life and Its Dimensions”,published in 2000, in the book named Human Rights in Bangladesh, Ain-O-Salish Kendra (ASK)
“Practice of Democracy: Importance of Free and Fair Election in Bangladesh”presented as Key Note paper in a Seminar organized by Bangladesh Institute for Law and International Affairs (BILIA), Bangladesh Heritage Foundation
“Electoral Rights: Bangladesh Perspective”published in “Let People’s Voices be Heard”, Conference Report on Human Rights and Governance, Local and Global Perspective, January 16-18, 2005, Manusher Jonno and Partners
“Regional Position Paper on Status of Women in South Asia” written forSAAPE as Regional Thematic Focal Person from Bangladesh
Developed dialogue, concept papers etc. with various relevant NGO’s and Human Rights organizations on human rights issues

Personal Information
Date of Birth: October 6, 1966
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Syed Ishtiaque Hossain
Father’s Name: Late Rafiqullah Chaudhury.
Former (CSP). Former Secretary to the Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1972)
Mother’s Name: Late Professor Naiyar Sultana.
Former Member, Bangladesh Public Service Commission


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