School of Law, Gender and Media

Mohammad Golam Sarwar

Key information

LLB & LLM (Dhaka University), LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights (Warwick)
Email address
Thesis title
Rights of Nature and the Climate Crisis in Bangladesh: The Role of Alternatives to Development


Mohammad Golam Sarwar, a Commonwealth Scholar, is currently serving as a Doctoral Researcher on climate law and eco-development at SOAS University of London. His research examines the potentials and limitations of rights of nature framework and alternatives to development approaches in responding climate crisis in the context of developing countries with a case study in Bangladesh. He studied International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick, UK with Chevening Scholarship.  He teaches environmental law (currently on leave) as an Assistant Professor at the University of Dhaka. He held position of Editor of Law & Our Rights page at The Daily Star (The Largest English Daily in Bangladesh).  He has extensive experience of working as a Research Consultant with UN agencies including UNDP, UN WOMEN, UNICEF, ILO, IDLO, UNHCR, UNODC, Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Bangladesh on various aspects of law and development, business and human rights, regulatory aspects of environment, climate change, responsible investment, blue economy and SDGs. He completed a research project on Clean River Policy in Urban Asia undertaken by the University of Oxford and funded by DFID, UK under REACH sub-project.  He has been closely involved in policymaking with different government agencies including Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh. He has drafted a good number of law and policy review reports, study reports and policy briefs. He has experience of drafting state party reports under international human rights treaties for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh.  He has published more than twenty journal articles so far in peer reviewed journals and books published by ROUTLEDGE, SPRINGER NATURE and BRILL- Nijhoff on various aspects of international law, environmental law, climate change, constitution and human rights.

Research interests

Rights of nature, alternatives to development, climate law, development law, business and human rights, climate litigation, sustainable investment and SDGs.

Contact Mohammad Golam