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Alam is an Assistant Professor of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and currently pursuing PhD under the International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship. He obtained LLM in 2010 and LLB (Hons') in 2009 from the Department of Law, University of Dhaka and has the distinction of being first in both of the examinations. In recognition of these outstanding academic achievements, he has been awarded prestigious gold medals from the Prime Minister, the President and the Chief Justice of Bangladesh. His primary areas of interest are international law, international human rights law, international criminal law and poverty and development studies in a South Asian context.

Research interests

  • International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Law of Refugee, Migrant and Stateless Persons


LAWS259 - International Law
LAWS523 - Intellectual Property Law
LEX 101 - Law, Human Rights and Global Governance

Research student supervision

Advance Legal Research Supervision

  • Max Evans (Australia): thesis title, ‘Pacifically Partnered? The Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the Intellectual Property Framework in Australia’.
  • Jemima Bissett (Australia): thesis title, ‘Walking the Plank in Cyberspace: An Assessment of Current and Proposed Remedies for Online Piracy under Australian Law’.
  • Kaitlin Jamieson (Australia): thesis title, ‘The Patentability of Genetic Diagnostic Tests: Resolving the Legal Uncertainty’. 

Community engagement

  • Bangladesh Bar Council, Member
  • Bangladesh Bioethics Society (BBS), Life Member
  • The British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS), Member
  • The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), Member

Research engagement


  1. ‘The Current Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar in Historical Perspective’ (2019) Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (Routledge) 1-25, doi.org/10.1080/13602004.2019.1575560.
  2. 'The National Laws of Myanmar: Making of Statelessness for the Rohingya' (2019) 57(1) International Migration  (by Wiley-Blackwell for the International Organization for Migration-IOM) 94-108, doi.org/10.1111/imig.12532 (co-author).
  3. ‘The Rohingya Minority of Myanmar: Surveying their Status and Protection in International Law’ (2018) 25 (2) International Journal of Minority and Group Rights (BRILL) 157-82, DOI10.1163/15718115-02503002.
  4.  ‘The Rohingya of Myanmar: Theoretical Significance of the Minority Status’ (2018) 19 (2) Asian Ethnicity (Routledge) 180-210, DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2017.1407236.
  5. ‘Comparing the Transfer of Property Law in Bangladesh and England: Any Lesson for Bangladesh from Contemporary English Law?’ (2017) 17(1&2) Bangladesh Journal of Law (BILIA) 137-168 (Co-author).
  6. ‘Trips Agreement of the WTO:  Implications and Challenges for Bangladesh’ (2016) 11 (5) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford Journal) 390-391, DOI: 10.1093/jiplp/jpw024.
  7. ‘Exploring the Right to Development through the Right to Food Indicator in Bangladesh: Potentials and Pitfalls’ (2016) 17 (2) The Australian Journal of Asian Law 1-18.
  8. ‘Rethinking on the Post-divorce Maintenance: An Alternative Tool for the Empowerment of the Muslim Women in Bangladesh?’ (2015) 15 (1 & 2) Bangladesh Journal of Law (BILIA) 81-110.
  9.  ‘Human Rights and Bioethics: Determining the Relationship on the Basis of Conceptual Frameworks’ (2016) 27 (1) Dhaka University Law Journal 12-32.
  10. ‘The Prevention of Oppression against Women and Children Act and Special Tribunal: Revisiting the Law and Its Implementation’ (2014) 25(2) Dhaka University Law Journal 17-46.
  11.  ‘Realizing ESC Rights through Budgetary Allocation: A Viable Alternative for Bangladesh’ (2013) 13(1 & 2) Bangladesh Journal of Law (BILIA) 129-155.
  12. ‘Reflections on the Right to Palliative Care in Bangladesh: Legal Regime Revisited’ (2013) 4(3) Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 25-33.
  13. ‘The Role of Natural Justice in Regulating the Exercise of Administrative Discretion: A Critical Reflection’ (2012) 23 (2) Dhaka University Law Journal 34-58.
  14. ‘Legal and Policy Framework for Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh: An International Human Rights Law Perspective’ (2012) 23 (1) Dhaka University Law Journal 22-45.
  15. ‘Public Interest Litigation: An Effective Mechanism for Securing Human Rights and the Rule of Law’ (2011) 22 (2) Dhaka University Law Journal 17-36.
  16. ‘Poverty and Human Rights: Determining the Relationship on the Basis of Conceptual Frameworks’ (2011) 22(1) Dhaka University Law Journal 37-62.



  1. ‘Trapped Beyond Borders: Human Rights and Plight of the Forced Displaced Rakhine Rohingya in Bangladesh’ (Paper presented at the  Brown International Advanced Research Institutes, Brown University, USA, 2-16 Jun 2018).
  2. ‘Asian States’ Reliance on the Concept of ‘Irregular Migration’: Is it Prolonging the Refugee Crisis in Asia?’ (Paper presented at the 108thAnnual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), Dublin, Ireland, 4-9 Sep 2017).
  3. ‘Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide: Humanising the Struggle of Stateless Rohingya’ (Paper presented at the Asia and Global South: An International Conference- by the Crime and Justice Research Centre, QUT, and the Asian Criminological Society), Queensland, Australia, 9-13 Jul 2017).
  4. ‘Is EU Diminishing the Spirit of the Principle of non-refoulement?: A Study of the EU Legal Regime and Recent Practices for the Refugees’ (Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Conference, Canberra, Australia, 29 Jun-01 Jul 2017).
  5. ‘Constitutional Change and Security Force Dynamics and Asia and Southeast Asia: An Example from Myanmar’ (Paper presented at the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual Conference, Nottingham, the UK, 19-21 Apr 2017).
  6. ‘A Critical Assessment of the Ethical Approaches to Environmental Legislation in Bangladesh with an Emphasis on Biodiversity’ (Paper presented at the 16th Asian Bioethics Conference, Manila, the Philippines, 3-8 Nov 2015).
  7. ‘The Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act, 2000: Looking at Law and it’s Implementation’ (Paper presented at the Researcher Link Workshop by Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka and SOAS, the University of London in collaboration with British Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-26 Feb 2015).
  8. ‘Poverty, Inclusion and Social Protection: Revisiting the Sixth Five Year Plan of Bangladesh’ (Paper presented at the 7th Poverty and Social Protection Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 9-11 Mar 2014).
  9. ‘Ethical Perspectives of Palliative Care in Bangladesh’ (Paper presented at the 14th Asian Bioethics Conference by Asian Bioethics Association), Chennai, India, 19-23 Jun 2013).
  10. ‘The Emerging Socio-economic Rights’(Paper presented at the Colloquium on Constitutional Law on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Bangladesh Constitution by BILIA, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 9 Mar 2012).


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Research Outputs 2015 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 8 Article
  • 3 Conference abstract

The national laws of Myanmar: making of statelessness for the Rohingya

Parashar, A. & Alam, J., Feb 2019, In : International Migration. 57, 1, p. 94-108 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


The Rohingya minority of Myanmar: surveying their status and protection in international law

Alam, M. J., 2018, In : International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 25, 2, p. 157-182 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

international law

The Rohingya of Myanmar: theoretical significance of the minority status

Alam, J., 3 Apr 2018, In : Asian Ethnicity. 19, 2, p. 180-210 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ethnic cleansing
religious minority

Comparing the transfer of property law in Bangladesh and England: any lesson for Bangladesh from contemporary English law?

Alam, M. J. & Bari, K. M. A., 2017, In : Bangladesh law journal. 17, 1-2, p. 137-168 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

common law
comparative research

Constitutional change and security force dynamics in South and Southeast Asia: an example from Myanmar

Alam, M. J., 2017, British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual Conference 2017: full conference schedule with abstracts.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstractResearch

South Asia
Southeast Asia

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Oral presentation

Trapped beyond borders: human rights and plight of the forced displaced Rakhine Rohingya in Bangladesh

MD Jobair Alam (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Asian states' reliance on the concept of 'irregular migration': is it prolonging the refugee crisis in Asia?

MD Jobair Alam (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation