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Tanjina has joined the Monash Law Faculty as a full-time lecturer from August 2019. Her previous teaching experience included working as a full-time Lecturer at a premier Bangladeshi Law School for three and a half years. During this time, she led a research project for the United Nations Development Programme, which produced a research report proposing reforms to the criminal justice sector in Bangladesh.

Tanjina completed an LLM, specialising in Commercial Laws at the University of Cambridge, and holds another LLM, as well as LLB, from the University of Dhaka. Tanjina is also a former Commonwealth Scholar.

Her PhD at Monash (supported by an International Post Graduate Research scholarship) was in International Economic Law.  During her PhD candidature, she participated in the investment treaty mapping project undertaken by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Tanjina’s research interests include International Economic Law, Arbitration, Public International Law, and Commercial Laws. She has published internationally on these topics. A book chapter written by her has been published in the Handbook on International Investment Law and Policy, published by Springer. Tanjina has also recently published her book entitled 'Application of Most-Favoured-Nation Clauses by Investor-State Arbitral Tribunals, International Law and the Global South (Perspectives from the Rest of the World)' published by Springer, Singapore, 2020. Presently, Tanjina is initiating a new research project on the application of human rights norms in investor-state arbitration.

Research area keywords

  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • International Investment Law
  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Settlement of International Disputes
  • Arbitration
  • Law of Corporations

Research Output

Application of Most-Favoured-Nation Clauses by Investor-State Arbitral Tribunals: Implications for the Developing Countries

Sharmin, T., 2020, 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer. 302 p. (International Law and the Global South: Perspectives from the Rest of the World)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The MFN clause in investment law and arbitration: a developing countries perspective

Sharmin, T., 2020, Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy. Chaisse, J., Choukroune, L. & Jusoh, S. (eds.). Singapore Singapore: Springer, 40 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Application of MFN to the substantive standards: why should we re-investigate the uncontested?

Sharmin, T., Apr 2018, In : Manchester Journal of International Economic Law. 15, 1, p. 85-113 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Should the MFN within investment treaties exclude dispute resolution? An evaluation of the Australian approach

Sharmin, T., 2017, In : Australian Year Book of International Law. 35, p. 123-155 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Reasons for the Low Rate of Conviction in the VAW Cases and Inconsistencies in the Legislative Framework

Naznin, S. M. A. & Sharmin, T., Jun 2015, Dhaka Bangladesh: BRAC University. 102 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

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