Coming from a law and human rights background, Dr Rashid contributes his expertise in leading the research, documentation, and advocacy projects at the International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF), which he founded in 2009. Having obtained his doctorate in socio-legal studies from the University of Oxford, he has taught law at the University of Bristol and University of Buckingham, in addition to serving as an independent consultant. Rayhan Rashid has in the past served as one of the founding executive committee members of Oxford Pro Bono Publico, the organisation based at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Law and dedicated to promoting the principles and practice of public interest law.
He was one of the founding members of International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), and one of the former international editors of Journal of Genocide Research. He founded the Brussels based Bangladesh Centre for Genocide Research (BCGR). A life-long campaigner of human rights and justice, Dr Ziauddin has a considerable track record of lobbying with governments for signing and ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.