Shahariar Sadat joined the CPJ team in April 2021 as the first Director, responsible mainly for the two areas- Academic and Legal Empowerment. Shahariar is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and an accredited mediator and master trainer on mediation. Prior to joining CPJ, he was the Head of Programme of Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) at BRAC.
Shahariar is a mediator of the Global Mediation Panel of the United Nations. He has worked as a country mediator of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman of the World Bank Group and a mediator for the Independent Redress mechanism of Green Climate Fund. He is also associated with Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) as a panel mediator and master trainer.
Mr. Sadat was a partner and course coordinator of London College of Legal Studies (South), an institution which provides teaching support for qualifying law degree under English law. He had been an adjunct faculty of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and the University of Dhaka. He was the Academic Coordinator and Research Manager of the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS) and has previously played the key role of Academic Coordinator at the CPJ, Brac University.
Shahariar is an ex-cadet of Barishal Cadet College and completed both SSC and HSC with distinction. He has primarily graduated in Economics from the University of Dhaka and achieved a Master’s in Social Science in Economics. Afterward, he graduated in Law from the University of London and completed a Master’s in Industrial and Employment Relations from ITCILO under the University of Turin with distinction.