Dr. Saira Rahman Khan joined the School of Law, BRAC University in February 2005. Dr. Khan earned a PhD. in Socio Legal Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK and is a British Chevening Scholar. She is also a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association. She has been involved in human rights law -based activism and research since her undergraduate years; and is a contributor to newspaper columns, relating to law and human rights issues, for over 20 years. She is a member of the international coalition ‘Everywoman Everywhere’ and the 'VAW and Torture' group of the World Organisation against Torture. She has authored a book, several journal articles, book chapters, reports and conference papers on issues relating to criminal law, gender based violence and civil and political rights.