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Biography

Biography

Professor Islam is currently a professor of law since 2004 and the Director of Law Higher Degree Research (PhD, MPhil, and LLM degrees) at Macquarie Law School. He studied Economics and Law at The University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and obtained BA Honours in 1973 and MA in Economics in 1974 and LLB with first class in 1975. He also obtained LLM in 1979 and PhD in 1983, both in International Law, from Monash University, Australia, under the Monash Graduate Scholarships. He has over 40 years of legal teaching and research experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at universities in common law jurisdictions spanning both developed and developing countries since March 1975, which in the main include 28 years at Macquarie University since February 1991. Professor Islam also served as an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Law at The University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Papua New Guinea.

Professor Islam has been an active legal academic and researcher and has published extensively in his areas of teaching and research interest, mostly in public international law. His major publications in the main include: International Trade Law of the WTO (Oxford University Press, 2006); An Introduction to International Refugee Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, 2013, co-ed); and International Law: Current Concepts and Future Directions (LexisNexis Australia, 2014). His recent book is entitled: National Trials of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Transitional Justice as Reflected in Judgments,  Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston (International Edition); and the University Press Limited, Dhaka (Bangladesh Edition) March 2019. Professor Islam is actively involved in supervising higher degree research leading to Master of Research (M Res), M Phil and PhD degrees. He was awarded the "Outstanding Teacher Award" by Macquarie University in 2000 for his contributions to teaching and higher degree research supervision and administration. Professor Islam is also the recipient of the Macquarie University Arts Faculty Best Higher Degree Research Supervisor Award in 2013.

 

Qualifications

 

PhD, LLM (Monash University, Australia), LLB (First Class), MA (Economics), BA (Honours), (University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh).

Research interests

Principal Areas

 

  1. Public International Law
  2. International Human Rights Law
  3. Law of International Organizations
  4. Law of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  5. International Trade and Commercial Law
  6. International Economic Law

 

Other Areas

 

  1. International Dispute Resolution
  2. International Criminal Law and International Criminal Court
  3. International Security Law of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
  4. International Humanitarian Law
  5. Law of International Economic Institutions
  6. International Commercial Arbitration
  7. International Law of Foreign Investment
  8. Law of Bangladesh including constitutional law
  9. Some aspects of Islamic/Shariah financial principles, law, and system

 

Suggested Research Topics/titles and Areas (inclusive)

(International Economic Law)

  1. The Future of Multilateral Trade Liberalisation under the World Trade Organization.
  2. The Inherent Tension between Multilateral Trade Liberalisation and Preferential Free Trade: Examining their Reconcilability and Complementarity?
  3. The International Legal Regime of Foreign Direct Investment: Need for its Regulation for Sustainable Development in Developing Host Countries.
  4. The Pursuit of Foreign Direct Investment for Development: Making Developing Countries an Attractive Destination.
  5. The Poverty Dimension of International Economic Law: A Reformist Pursuit.

(Public International Law)

  1. The Proposed International Convention on the Prosecution and Punishment of Crimes against Humanity: A Critical Analysis of the Ongoing Debates at the United Nations.
  2. The Future of the Principle of Responsibility to Protect: Forestalling its Abuses for Geostrategic Conflict of Interests.
  3. The Commission of Crimes by Peacekeepers Serving on the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions: Articulating A Framework for Accountability and Prosecutorial Jurisdiction.
  4. International Law of Self-defence and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Underscoring the Urgency of Reform.
  5. International Law at the Crossroads of Reasoned Internationalism and Self-serving Nationalism: Comparing Aggravating and Mitigating Factors for its Future Direction.

Supervision for Higher Degree Research leading to LLM, M Res, MPhil, and PhD is available in any of the above and/or related areas. Expression of interests and enquiries from Australia and international are welcome. Consultation and support for the preparation of research proposal and admission/scholarship application and their lodgement are also available. 

Teaching

1. Public International Law

2. International Trade Law

Research student supervision

Present Supervisor of Higher Degree Research (HDR)

 

PhDs (Principal Supervisor)

 

  • Dewi Kurnia Widyastuti (Indonesia): thesis title, ‘Foreign Investment Regulations in Indonesia: Building a Framework of Effective Laws to Regulate Foreign Investment in Publicly Listed Companies’.

 

  • Mudhafar Al-Jbori (Iraq): thesis title, ‘Using Foreign Force for Regime Change in Iraq, Libya, and Syria: Implications for International Law, Peace, and Security’.

 

  • Khaled Khwaileh (Jordan): thesis title, ‘The International Trading Regime of Jordan: Its Integration with the Arab World through Trade Liberalisation’.

 

  • Ummey Sharaban Tahura (Bangladesh): thesis title, 'The subordinate judiciary of Bangladesh: Making litigation justice friendly and cost-effective'.

 

  • Sebghatullah Qazi Zada (Afghanistan): thesis title, ‘WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism and Least Developed Countries: Issues, Challenges, and the Wat Forward with Special Reference to Afghanistan’.

 

  • Souha Korbatieh-Hussain (Australia): thesis title, ‘Capital Punishment in the Islamic Legal System and Criminal Law Reform in Muslim States: A Critical Analysis in the Light of Privacy Issues’.

 

  • Timothy Webster (Hong Kong): thesis title, 'A Proposed Model for Deciding Judicial Referrals from Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal to China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee'.

 

M Phil by thesis (Principal Supervisor)

 

  • Nipun Agarwal (Australian): thesis title, 'The Application of Negotiation Support Systems and Strateges for International Trade Negotiations'.

 

MRes 2 + PhD (Bundle) (Principal Supervisor)

 

  •  Mohammad Ziaolhaq Qazi Zada (Afghanistan): thesis title, ‘The Use of Countervailing Measures to Offset Injury Caused by Subsidies under the Laws of the WTO’.

 

PhDs (Associate supervisor)

 

Muhammad Atiqur Rahman (Bangladesh): thesis title, 'Designing copyright laws to combat digital piracy and effectively balance proprietary and public interests in Bangladesh'.

 

Mahmoud Alshreifat (Jordan): thesis title, ‘Dealing with the Syrian Assylum Seeker Crisis: Jordan's Experience’.

 

Vannessa Ho (Australia): thesis title, 'Designing a Legal Framework for Determining Jurisdiction and Enforcing Judgments in Transnational Intellectual Property Litigation'.

 

Past Supervisor of Higher Degree Research (HDR)

 

PhDs (Principal Supervisor)

 

  • Alain Khadem (US): PhD in 1999 on the thesis titled: ‘Changes in coastline morphology and their impact on the law of the sea’.

 

  • Rashid Raashed (Australia/Bangladesh): PhD in 1999 on the thesis titled: ‘Development in the legal principles of the Islamic financial system’.

 

  • Mansour Atasheneh (Iran): PhD in 2000 on the thesis titled: ‘Legal aspects of foreign direct investment in petroleum in the Middle East’.

 

  • Gholam Reza Khaji (Iran): PhD in 2001 on the thesis titled: ‘Marine pollution in the Persian Gulf and the law of the sea’.

 

  • Shawkat Alam (Australia/Bangladesh): PhD in 2005 on the thesis titled: ‘Ecologically sustainable development and free trade: Pressing issues for developing countries’.

 

  • Yanning (Catheryn) Yu (China): PhD in 2005 on the thesis titled: ‘Anti-circumvention measures in anti-dumping law of international trade’.

 

  • Mohammad Salem Alhihi (Jordan): PhD in 2010 on the thesis titled: ‘Non-trade barriers to international trade in goods: Legal and trade restrictive aspects’.

 

  • Md Rizwanul Islam (Bangladesh): PhD in 2011 on the thesis titled: ‘The South Asian preferential trade agreements: The historical, legal, and economic perspective of a sub-regional trade liberalisation and integration’.

 

  • Khorseduzzaman (Austrralia/Bangladesh): PhD in 2012 on the thesis titled: ‘Effects of the WTO trading framework on the trading position of developing countries’.

 

  • Shima Zaman (Bangladesh): PhD in 2013 on the thesis titled: ‘Making international trade human rights friendly: Mainstreaming and integrating human rights in the WTO’.

 

  • Jakerul Abedin (Bangladesh): PhD in 2013 on the thesis titled: ‘The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) watershed governance’.

 

  • Mostafa M Naser (Bangladesh): PhD in 2013 on the thesis titled: ‘Protecting climate change induced displacement in Bangladesh: Legal and policy responses’.

 

  • Iman Prihandono (Indonesia): PhD in 2013 on the thesis titled: ‘Litigating FDI-induced human rights violations by TNCs: Opportunities and challenges for Indonesia’.

 

  • Nakib M Nasrullah (Bangladesh): PhD in 2014 on the thesis titled: ‘Regulating foreign direct investment for development: Bangladesh in context’.

 

  • Cenuk W Sayekti (Indonesia): PhD in 2016 on the thesis titled: ‘The harmonisation of competition policy in an ASEAN economic community: Problems and prospects’.

 

  • Syed Saifuddin Hossain (Bangladesh): PhD in 2017 on the thesis titled:  ‘Trade facilitation through border enforcement of IPR’.

 

  • Shafiqur Rahman Khan (Bangladesh): PhD in 2017 on the thesis titled:  ‘Global agricultural trade liberalization: Its impact on Bangladesh’.

 

  • Windu Kisworo (Indonesia): PhD in 2019 on the thesis titled, ‘A framework for the establishment of an environmental court: Opportunities and challenges for Indonesia’.

 

  • Jobair Alam (Bangladesh): PhD in 2019 on the thesis titled, ‘The Rohingya Crisis: Their status and protection in international law'.

 

  • Tareq Hamid Al-Fahdawi (Iraq): PhD in 2020 on the thesis title, ‘The responsibility of the UN peacekeepers to protect civilians in the host states from the crimes of army and insurgents’. 

 

PhD (Co-Principal supervisor)

 

  • Saleh Al Shraideh (Jordan): PhD in 2012 on the thesis titled: ‘WTO dispute resolution’.

 

PhDs (Associate supervisor)

 

  •  Mohammad Tawhidul Islam (Bangladesh): PhD in 2011 on the thesis titled: ‘TRIPS agreement of the WTO: Implications and challenges for Bangladesh’.

 

  • Sharmin Jahan Tania (Bangladesh): PhD in 2012 on the thesis titled: ‘The interface between market access and sustainable development: Implications for sustainable development for least-developed countries’.

 

  • Prodip Royhan (Australia/Bangladesh): PhD in 2014 on the thesis titled: ‘The interface between the environmental and health related requirements and market access: Challenges for the least-developed countries’ market access’.

 

  • Hope Ashiabor (Australia): PhD in 2017 on the thesis titled: ‘Tax expenditures and the implementation of environmental policy’.

 

  • Lam Uyen Lu (Vietnam): PhD in 2019 on the thesis titled: 'A comparative analysis of a consumer right to information in Vietnam and Australia'.

 

M Phil by thesis (Principal Supervisor)

 

  • Nakib Nasrullah (Bangladesh): M Phil in 2009 on the thesis titled: ‘The emerging trend of corporate social responsibility with special reference to the private enterprises in Bangladesh’.

 

  • Timothy Webster (Hong Kong): MPhil in 2018 on the thesis titled: ‘Watching the pendulum swing: Investigating changes in the scope and impact of provisions in investment treaties for securing environmental protection’.

 

M Res (Master of Research) by thesis (Principal Supervisor)

 

  • Dewi Kurnia Widyastuti (Indonesia): M Res in 2016 on the thesis titled: ‘Corporate eligibility to conduct initial public offerings in Indonesia: An examination of the disclosure principle’.

 

  • Mudhafar al-Jbori (Iraq): M Res in 2016 with higher distinction on the thesis titled: ‘The legality of foreign military action against Islamic state in Syria’.

 

  • Khaled Khwaileh (Jordan): M Res in 2016 with higher distinction on the thesis titled: ‘The US-Jordan free trade agreement: Benign or malign for the economic development of Jordan?’

 

  • Menaka Pradeep (Australia): M Res in 2017 with higher distinction on the thesis titled: ‘The nexus between human rights and multilateral trade under the WTO’.

 

  • Sebghatullah Qazi Zada (Afghanistan): M Res in 2019 with higher distinction (90%) on thesis titled, ‘State Responsibility of Afghanistan towards the Elimination of Violence against Women: A Human Rights Perspective’.

 

  • Souha Korbatieh-Hussain (Australia): M Res in 2019 with higher distinction on the thesis titled, ‘The Law of Evidence in the Islamic Criminal Justice System: A Critical Appraisal in the Light of Modern Technology'.

 

Research engagement

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Apart from two major theses, both on International Law and Human Rights, which I wrote for my LLM and PhD Degrees at Monash University, Australia, I have been actively engaged in legal research, writings, and publication in some of the areas referred to. My published works include the following (reverse chronological order):

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

 

  • ‘The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement of the WTO: Debunking Its Reliance on Scientific Evidence and Reluctance to Biotech Risks’ to be published in The European Journal of Risk Regulation in the second quarter of 2021 (as a special issue on bio security).

 

  •  “International Criminal Law as Adopted and Applied in the International Crimes Trial of Bangladesh: Validity, Legacy, and Contribution” in M Shahabuddin (ed), Bangladesh Handbook of International Law to be published by Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) in 2020.

 

  • “Internal Security and Counter-Terrorism Law, Policy, and Practice of Bangladesh” to be published in an exclusively special edition on Bangladesh in Australian Journal of Asian Law by Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia in early 2020.

 

  • “The Prosecution of Crimes against Humanity by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal: Lessons from National Experience for International Law Reform” – a special Macquarie Law School research project due for completion in 2020.

 

  • The following four short articles in Dr M Ekramul Haque (ed), Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia (a volume on Bangladesh will be one of a series of volumes) to be published by Brill, Leyden/Boston in 2020:

           (a)  The use of force as self-defence by the people of Bangladesh in 1971;

           (b)  Legality of the use of force by Pakistan against Bangladesh in 1971;

           (c)  International Criminal Law and Its Relevancy in Bangladesh; and

           (d)  The International Crimes Tribunals in Bangladesh.

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS

 

  • National Trials of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Transitional Justice as Reflected in Judgments, international edition,  Brill/ Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston in February 2019, pp xxviii + 506.

 

  • National Trials of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Transitional Justice as Reflected in Judgments, Bangladesh edition, The University Press Limited, Dhaka in February 2019, pp xxxx (xl) + 580.

 

  • International Law: Current Concepts and Future Directions, LexisNexis Butterworths Australia, 2014, pp xxxvii + 784.

 

  • An Introduction to International Refugee Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston, 2013 (edited by: Rafiqul Islam and Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan), pp xviii ­+ 429.

 

  • International Trade Law of the WTO, The Oxford University Press, September 2006, pp xxxii + 616.

 

  • International Trade Law, The Law Book Company Ltd, Sydney, November 1999, pp xiv + 532.

 

  • Legal Studies (co-authored), Heinemann, Melbourne, 1995, pp viii + 312.

 

  • International Transactions: Trade and Investment, Law and Finance (associate editor with Dr D Wilde), The Law Book Company Ltd, Sydney, 1993, pp xxxviii + 551.

 

  • The Bangladesh Liberation Movement: International Legal Implications, The University Press Limited, Dhaka, July 1987, pp xv + 321.

 

  • The Ganges Water Dispute: Its International Legal Aspects, The University Press Limited, Dhaka, July 1987, pp xiv + 220.

 

Refereed Book Chapters (Published)

 

  •  “Criminalising Rape and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Evolving Criminality and Culpability from the Geneva Conventions to the Bangladesh International Crimes Trial” in Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan and Borhan Uddin Khan (eds), Revisiting the Geneva Conventions: 1949 - 2019, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, 2020, chapter 8, pp 215-243.

 

  • “The Application of International Humanitarian Law by the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh” (with Nakib Nasrullah) in Suzannah Linton, Tim McCormack and Sandesh Sivakumaran (eds), Asia-Pacific Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2019, chapter 33, pp 586-607.

 

  • “The Judiciary of Bangladesh: Its Independence, Accountability and Integrity” in Hoong Phun Lee and Merilyn Pittard (eds), Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality, and Integrity, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2018, chapter 3, pp 35-56.

 

  • “The Crisis of Involuntary Internal Displacement: Changing its Soft Protection Paradigm of Guiding Principles to a Hard Convention of Human Rights” in Prof M Rahman & Prof Rahmat Ullah (eds), Human Rights and Displacement, ELCOP Yearbook of Human Rights 2016, Dhaka, pp 1-19.

 

  •  “International Crimes Trial in Bangladesh: Prosecutorial Strategies, Defence Arguments, and Judgments” in Kristen Sellard (ed), Trials for International Crimes in Asia, Cambridge University Press, UK, 2015, chapter 14, pp 301-317.

 

  • “History of the North-South Divide in International Law: Colonial Discourses, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination” – a refereed book chapter in a book entitled: International Environmental Law and the Global South edited by Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen Gonzalez, and Jona Razzaque, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, chapter 2, pp 23-49.

 

  • “National Trial of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Its Significance in International Criminal Law” in Mofidul Haque and Umme Wara (eds), From Genocide to Justice: National and International Perspective, Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, December 2014, pp 51-70.

 

  •  “Adoption of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973: Its History and Application, Non-retroactivity and Amendments” in Mofidul Haque and Umme Wara (eds), From Genocide to Justice: National and International Perspective, Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, December 2014, pp 71-92.

 

  • “The WTO Dispute Settlement System: Its Underlying Motivating Factors for Adjudication” in Natalie Klein (ed), Litigating International Disputes: Weighing Options, Cambridge University Press, London, 2014, pp 375-400.

 

  • “International Legal Protection for Refugees: Articulating Challenges and Options’ in M R Islam and J Bhuiyan (eds), An Introduction to International Refugee Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston, 2013, pp 1-11.

 

  • “The Origin and Evolution of International Refugee Law” in M R Islam and J Bhuiyan (eds), An Introduction to International Refugee Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston, 2013, pp 13-36.

 

  • “Climate Refugees and International Refugee Law” in M R Islam and J Bhuiyan (eds), An Introduction to International Refugee Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publisher, Leiden/Boston, 2013, pp 215-243.

 

  • “Human Rights of a Critically Disadvantaged Group: The Status of Indigenous Peoples in International Law” in Dr. Mizanur Rahman and Dr Rahmat Ullah (eds), Human Rights and Critically Disadvantaged Groups, Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012, pp 1-26.

 

  • “The Right to the Environment as a Human Right” in Dr. Mizanur Rahman (ed), Human Rights and Environment, Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011, pp 1 - 25.

 

  • “Harbingering a New Paradigm of Global Governance: The Role of NGOs in Shaping International Law and Relations in the Twenty-First Century” in S Alam, N Klein, and J Overland (eds), Globalisation and the Quest for Social and Environmental Justice: The Relevance of International Law in an Evolving World Order, Rutledge, London, 2011, pp 235-253.

 

  • “Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Its Changing Landscape and Continuing Relevance in a Globalised World” in Dr. Mizanur Rahman (ed), Sovereignty over Natural Resources and Human Rights, Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2010, pp 1- 21.

 

  • “The Pursuit of Post-Conflict Justice through War Crimes Trials in Bangladesh: Challenges and Options” in Dr. Mizanur Rahman (ed),Post-Conflict Justice, Peace and Human Rights, Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2009, pp 1-22.

 

  • “China and the World Trade Organization” in Patricia Blazey and Key-Wah Chan (eds), Chinese Commercial Law, Thomson, Sydney, 2008, chapter 7, pp 157-176.

 

  • “Inter-Linking Rivers: International and Regional Aspects” in M. Monirul Q Mirza et al (eds), Inter-Linking Rivers in India: Issues and Concerns, Taylor & Francis, 2008, chapter 13, 219-233.

 

  • “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Searching Reappraisal of Its Continuing Validity after Sixty Years of Proclamation” in Dr. Mizanur Rahman (ed), Human Rights: 60 Years after UDHR, Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 2008, pp 1-13.

 

  • “Human Rights and Good Governance: Charting their Complementarity” in Dr. Mizanur Rahman (ed), Human Rights and Good Governance, Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 2004, pp 1-12.

 

  • “Economic Globalisation and the International Trade: Prospects of Bangladesh” in M Hossain, A N Nabi and I Islam (eds), Bangladesh’s Development Agenda and Vision 2020: Rhetoric or Reality? University Press Ltd, Dhaka, 2003, pp 109-135.

 

  • “Protecting Human Rights in an Era of Globalization” in Dr. Mizanur Rahman (ed), Human Rights and Globalisation, Centre for Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2003, pp 15-32.

 

  • “Development as a Human Right: An Economic Analysis from the Third World Perspective” in Dr Mizanur Rahman (ed), Human Rights and Development, Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2002, pp 1-16.    

 

  • "Constitutionalism and Governance in Bangladesh" in M Alauddin and S Hasan (eds), Development, Governance and the Environment in South Asia: A Focus on Bangladesh, Macmillan, London, 1999, pp 161-180.

 

  • “The Quest for Constitutionalism in Bangladesh: A Reflection on its First 25 Years" in M Alauddin and S Hasan (eds), Bangladesh: Economy, People and the Environment, The University of Queensland (Department of Economics Conference monograph Series 1), 1996, pp 131-144.

 

  • "The Challenge of the Legal Position of Indigenous Peoples" in Legal Studies, Heinemann, Melbourne, 1995, Chapters 17-21 (Introduction, Self-Determination, Land Rights, Human Rights, and Historic Debt), pp 221-305.

 

  • "The Most-Favoured Nation Clause" in D Wilde and M R Islam (eds), International Transactions: Trade and Investment, Law and Finance, Law Book Co Ltd, Sydney, 1993, Chapter 9, pp 215-224.

 

  • "GATT With Emphasis on Its Dispute Resolution System" in D Wilde and M R Islam (eds), International Transactions: Trade and Investment, Law and Finance, Law Book Company Ltd, Sydney, 1993, Chapter 10, pp 225-239.

 

  • "The Nationality Law and Practice of Bangladesh" in K Swan Sik (ed), Nationality and International Law in Asian Perspective, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff Publication 1990, Chapter 1, pp 1-25.

 

  • "The Indo-Bangladesh Common Water Resources Development: Problems and Prospects" in M G Kabir and S Hassan (eds), Issues and Challenges Facing Bangladesh Foreign Policy, Bangladesh Society of International Studies, 1989, Chapter 4, pp 62-79.

 

REFEREED ARTICLES (Published)

 

  • “International Arbitration of Foreign Direct Investment Disputes: Benign or Malign for FDI-induced Development in Bangladesh” (August 2017) Issue No. 4 International Arbitration Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell, London), pp 119-31.

 

  • “Deadly Migrant Trafficking Trade by Sea and Restrictive Service Trade by the WTO: Unmasking the Linkage for the Liberalization of Labour-intensive Service Trade” (2015) 14 Journal of International Trade Law and Policy (England), 86-104 (co-author).

 

  • “Defining International Terrorism: A Conundrum of Geopolitics at the UN” (2015) ELCOP Yearbook on Human Rights 1-18.

 

  • “Integrating Trade in Education Services between Australia and India: Complementarities and Challenges” (2012) 11:2 Journal of International Trade Law and Policy (England) 133-147 (co-author).

 

  • “Political Strategies of TNCs for Corporate Interest in Indonesian Public Interest Litigation: Lessons for Developing Countries Hosting FDIs” (2011) 12:5 Journal of World Investment & Trade (Geneva) 701-723 (co-author).

 

  • “Looming Global Warming Induced Sea Rise and Transfer of Green Technology to LDCs: Challenges and Options for Submersible Bangladesh” (2010) 12 European Intellectual Property Review 643-652 (co-author).

 

  • “The Proposed Australia-China FTA: Protectionism over Complementarity?” (2010) 37:3 Legal Issues of Economic Integration (Kluwer) 203-219 (co-author).

 

  • “The Global Food Crisis and Lacklustre Agricultural Trade Liberalisation: Demystifying their Nexus Underpinning Reform” (October 2009) 10:5 Journal of World Investment & Trade (Geneva) 679-697(co-author).

 

  • “Judicial Independence amid Powerful Executive in Bangladesh: A Constitutional Paradox?” (April 2009) 18:4 Journal of Judicial Administration (Australia) 237-252.

 

  • “Globalisation of Trade Liberalisation under the WTO: Its Effects on Human Rights and Social Justice” (2008) 1 Indian Journal of International Economic Law 1-33.

 

  • “The Sudanese Darfur Crisis and Internally Displaced Persons in International Law: The Least Protection for the Most Vulnerable” (2006) 18:2 International Journal of Refugee Law 354-385.

 

  • “The Culpability of Gender-based Terrorism in International Humanitarian Law: The Rape of Women in Armed Conflicts” (2006) 6 ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law 87-105.

 

  • “Market Access for LDCs under the Hong Kong Ministerial of the WTO: Outcomes for Bangladesh” (2006) 7:3 Journal of World Investment & Trade (Geneva) 383-406 (co-author).

 

  • “The Trade-Environment Interface: Lurking behind the North-South Tensions” (2005) 2:1 Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law 471-508 (co-author).

 

  • “A WTO Multilateral Framework for Competition Policy and Trade-Induced Development: Debunking their Complementarity in Developing Countries”, (June 2004) 5:3 Journal of World Investment & Trade (Geneva) 491-508.

 

  • “Recent EU Trade Sanctions on the US to Induce Compliance with the WTO Ruling in the Foreign Sales Corporations Case: Its Policy Contradiction Revisited”, (2004) 38:3 Journal of World Trade (Geneva) 471-489.

 

  • “Generic Drugs: Doha to Cancun - A Peripheral Response to a Perennial Conundrum” (September 2004) 7:5 Journal of World Intellectual Property (Geneva) 675-692.

 

  • “Pressing Issues of Global Free Trade in Services”, (2004) 21 Law in Context 251-282.

 

  • “The New Speedy Trial Law to Maintain Order in Bangladesh: Its Constitutional and Human Rights Implications”, (2004) 46:1 Journal of the Indian Law Institute 79-98 (co-author).

 

  • “The Realisation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Economic Globalisation in the Third World” (October 2004) 1:1 Human Rights Global Focus 18-25.

 

  • “Torture under Police Remand in Bangladesh: A Culture of Impunity for Gross Violation of Human Rights” (2003) 4:2 Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law 1-27 (Kluwer Publication, The Hague) (co-author).

 

  • “The Australian Policy and Practice of Preferential Bilateral Trade: A Benign or Malign Alternative to the WTO Multilateral Free Trading System?” (2003) 2:2 Journal of International Trade and Policy (British) 43-61.

 

  • “Public Confidence Crisis in the Judiciary and Judicial Accountability in Bangladesh” (August 2003) 13:1 Journal of Judicial Administration 29-60 (co-author).

 

  • “The International Criminal Court without the United States: The Indefensible Position of an Indispensable State” [2002-03] Australian International Law Journal 220-236.

 

  • “The Enforcement of Rulings of the Supreme Court on Judicial Independence in Bangladesh: When Enforcer Becomes Violator” (2002) 4:2 Australian Journal of Asian Law 107-126 (co-author).

 

  • “Parochialism in Agricultural Trade Liberalisation under the WTO: Dilemmas and Options for Australia as a Middle-Sized Nation” (2002) 36:4 Journal of World Trade (Geneva) 773-882.

 

  • "Indigenous Self-Determination in the Final Draft Declaration of the UN Working Group” (1997) 1 Macarthur Law Review 139-163.

 

  • ”Indigenous Self-Determination at the Cross-Roads: Right of a State versus Right of its Peoples" (1996) 36 Indian Journal of International Law 39-56.

 

  • "Free and Fair General Elections in Bangladesh under the Thirteenth Amendment: A Political-Legal Post-mortem" [1996] Politics, Administration and Change (Centre for Public Affairs, Bangladesh) 18-31.

 

  • “Dispute between Nauru and Australia Over Rehabilitation: A Test Case for Economic Self-Determination" (1992) 8 Queensland University of Technology Law Journal 147-159.

 

  • “The Proposed Driftnet-Free Zone in the South Pacific and the Third UN Convention on Law of the Sea" (1991) 40 International and Comparative Law Quarterly (London) 184-198.

 

  • "Secession Crisis in Papua New Guinea: The Proclaimed Republic of Bougainville in International Law" (Fall 1991) 13:2 Hawaii University Law Review 453-475.

 

  • “The Status of the Interim Government of Afghan Mujahideens in International Law" (1990) 37:1 Netherlands International Law Review 1-21.

 

  • "The Controversial Driftnet Fishing in the South Pacific and the Duty of Conservation and Management of the Living Resources of the Sea" (1990) 6 Queensland University of Technology Law Journal 137-143.

 

  • “The Bauganville Secession Crisis in Papua New Guinea” (1990) 18 Melanesian Law Journal 31-37.

 

  • "The Status of New Caledonia and the Right of Its Peoples to Self-Determination" (1989) 29 Indian Journal of International Law 1-23.

 

  • "Coastal States' Control Over the Driftnet Fishing and the Freedom of Fishing on the High Seas of the South Pacific" (1989) 17 Melanesian Law Journal 81-91.

 

  • "The Proposed Constitutional Guarantee of Indigenous Governmental Power in Fiji: An International Legal Appraisal" (1988-89) 19:1 California Western International Law Journal 107-128.

 

  • "The Recognition of the Revolutionary Regime of Fiji By Papua New Guinea"(1988) 16 Melanesian Law Journal 75-88.

 

  • "The 1988 Paris Agreement on the Future Status of New Caledonia" (1988) 4 Queensland University of Technology Law Journal 129-141.

 

  • "The United Nations and the Promotion of Human Rights" (1987) 15 Rajshahi University Studies, Bangladesh, 163-177.

 

  • "The Ganges Water Dispute: An Appraisal of a Third Party Settlement" (1987) 17:8 Asian Survey (California) 918-934.

 

  • "The Recent Self-Determination Referendum in New Caledonia: Terms Militating against Its Validity" (1987) 15 Melanesian Law Journal 136-153.

 

  • "The Separation of Powers and the Checks and Balances between the President and Parliament of Bangladesh" (1987) 6 Lawasia (Sydney) 177-189.

 

  • "The Seventh Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh: A Constitutional Appraisal" (1987) 58:3 Political Quarterly (London) 312-329.

 

  • "The Tamil Separatism in Sri Lanka:  Some Factors Undermining the Claim" (1986) 33:1 Netherlands International Law Review 65-83.

  

  • "A Critique of the Ganges Water Accord of 1985" (1986) 5 Lawasia (Sydney) 141-152.

 

  • "Self‑Determination in a Non-Colonial Situation: The Bangladesh Experience" (1986) 14 Rajshahi University Studies (Bangladesh) 277-300.

 

  • “An Enquiry into the Constitutionality of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence of Bangladesh" (1985-86) IX Institute of Bangladesh Studies Journal 87-103.

 

  • "Secessionist Self-Determination:  Some Lessons from Katanga, Biafra and Bangladesh" (1985) 22:4 Journal of Peace Research (Oslo) 217-227.

 

  • “The Use of Force in Self-Determination Claims" (1985) 25:3&4 Indian Journal of International Law 424-447.

 

  • "The 1971 Bangladesh Crisis:  A Case Study in Violation of Human Rights and the Plea of Domestic Jurisdiction" (1984) 3:1 Lawasia (Sydney) 45-65.

 

  • "The Use of Force in International Relations: The Indian Invasion of East Pakistan" (1983) 2:2 Lawasia (Sydney) 171-193.

 

  • "The Status of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in International Law: The Case of Bangladesh" (1983) 23:1 Indian Journal of International Law 1-16.

 

  • "The Mandate of the Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rivers Commission and the Ganges Water Dispute" (1982-83) VI Institute of Bangladesh Studies Journal 121-138.

 

 

Refereed Short Articles (Published)

 

  • “After the Boipatong Massacre:  Legitimacy of Violent Resistance?" (1992) 17 Alternative Law Journal, 207-208, 219.

 

  • "South African `Inkathagate': A Hidden Agenda" (1991) 16 Legal Service Bulletin 270-272.

 

Non-Refereed Articles (Published)

 

  • "The Territorial Sovereignty of India and Bangladesh over the Ganges" (1986) 17:1 Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal 1-31.

 

  • "The Ganges Water Agreements: A Comparative Study" (1986) 7:3 Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal 287-306.

 

  • "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights:  An Appraisal" [1985] Law Review, University of Rajshahi (Bangladesh) 54-67.

 

  • "The Territorial Integrity of a State versus Secessionist Self-Determination of its Peoples: The Bangladesh Experience" (1984) 15:1 Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal 1-41.

 

  • "The Effects of the Farakka Barrage on Bangladesh and International Law" (1984) 5:3 Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal 249-273.

 

  • "The Meaning and Range of Domestic Jurisdiction and the Bangladesh Liberation War" (1984) 12 Rajshahi University Studies (Bangladesh) 117-144.

 

  • “The Long-Term Resolution of the Ganges Water Dispute" (1983) 4:3 Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies Journal, 1-22.

 

Newspaper/Magazine Articles (Published)

 

  • "UN court ruling to embolden our Rohingya repatriation negotiation" The Business Standard, Dhaka, 25 January 2020.

 

  • “Making Bangladesh an attractive FDI destination: challenges and options” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 26 February 2019.

 

  • “ICSID Arbitrations: circumventing the legitimate interest of Bangladesh” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 12 February 2019.

 

  •  “ICSID: how impartial is the main BIT arbitration forum of Bangladesh?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 15 January 2019.

 

  • “International arbitration of FDI disputes: Benign or malign for Bangladesh?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Reviewing the Views in Law & Our Rights section, 25 December 2018.

 

  •  “BITs of Bangladesh: Are they National Interest Friendly?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 04 December 2018.

 

  •  “The Niko Arbitration: Lessons for Bangladesh” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 20 November 2018.

 

  •  “The Rohingya crisis – Dhaka can pursue ICC options” an interview with The Daily Star, Dhaka, published on 01 June 2018.

 

  •  “The Rohingya Crisis at ICC and UNSC” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, Rights Advocacy, 01 May 2018.

 

  •  “Constitutionality of Army Deployment in Parliamentary Elections” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Reviewing the Views, Law & Our Rights, 17 Aril 2018.

 

  •  “Judging Apex Judges by Parliamentarians” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 18 July 2017.

 

  •  “Perceived Tension between Judiciary and Executive of Bangladesh” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 9 May 2017.

 

  •  “Behind the World Bank’s Padma Bridge Loan Drama” The Daily Star, Dhaka, 25 February 2017, front page opinion article.

 

  •  “Parliamentary Impeachment of Senior Judges Amid Powerful Executive: A Paradox?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 26 August 2014.

 

  •  “Public Interest Litigation for Political Corruption” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Reform Advocacy, Law & Our Rights, 18 March 2014.

 

  •  “Independence of the Judiciary – The Masdar Case” The Daily Star, Anniversary edition, Dhaka, 10 March 2014.

 

  •  “Curtailment of ACC Power to Sue Public Officials: A Law to Legalise Corruption?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section, 4 February 2014.

 

  •  “Bangladesh’s War Crimes Tribunals Meet High Standards” The Daily Caller, New York, 31 December 2013.

 

  •  “Some Inconvenient Facts for the Critics of Bangladesh ICT” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 24 December 2013.

 

  •  “The Execution of Quader Molla: A Legal Response to Critics” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 17 December 2013.

 

  •  “Why Should International Crimes Trials in Bangladesh be Expeditious?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 22 October 2013.

 

  •  “SQ Chowdhury Judgement Controversy: Legal Action for Political Over-reaction” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 8 October 2013.

 

  •  “Contempt of Court and Press freedom: A Balancing Approach” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section, October 2013.

 

  •  “Judgement Review - Ghulam Azam Verdict: Mitigated Sentence for Aggravated Crimes?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 23 July 2013.

 

  • “Savar Tragedy through Legal Prism: Corporate Greed and Government Inaction” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 11 May 2013.

 

  •  “Economist Report on the Bangladesh ICT: Arrogance of Ignorance” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights,30 March 2013.

 

  •  “Witness Protection is Exceedingly Important” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 9 March 2013.

 

  •  “International Criminal Tribunal (ICT): Responding to its Recent Critics” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 25 February 2012.

 

  •  “Viable Alternatives to the Caretaker Government” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 24 December 2011.

 

  •  “BNP and War Crimes Trial: A Legal Deception for Political Ends” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section, 10 December 2011.

 

  •  “Self-help Options for Climate Vulnerable Countries” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Right Advocacy in Law & Our Rights section, 19 November 2011.

 

  •  “Atrocities in Law Enforcement: A Liability for the State?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 06 August 2011.

 

  •  “Judgement Review: The Supreme Court Ruling on the CTG (Caretaker Government)” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 21 May 2011.

 

  •  “ICTA 1973 and Its International Standards” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section (four parts), 05, 12, 19, and 26 March 2011.

 

  •  “Constitution on a Rollercoaster” The Daily Star, Dhaka, 20th Anniversary edition Article, 17 March 2011.

 

  •  “War Crimes Trial and International Standard” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 19 February 2011.

 

  •  “In Defence of Wikileaks: Right to Information and Press Freedom” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 1 January 2011.

 

  •  “Sovereignty Debate” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Constitutional Law Opinion on Parliamentary Sovereignty, Law & Our Rights, 22 January 2011.

 

  •  “Stalking and its Impunity Must End” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section, 12 November 2010.

 

  •  “Contempt of Court Vs Freedom of Press” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section, 4 September 2010.

 

  •  “Reforms Must to Stop Death in Custody” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Right Advocacy, Law & Our Rights, 24 July 2010.

 

  •  “War Crimes Trial: Shimla Pact Not a Legal Barrier” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section, 20 March 2010.

 

  •  “Fifth Amendment Case: Some Concerns” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 18 July 2009.

 

  •  The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution: A Legal Appraisal” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 16 May 2009.

 

  •  “Cognisance Power of Executive Magistrates: Some Issues” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section, 4 April 2009.

 

  •  “A War Crimes Tribunal: Some Suggestions” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Anniversary issue, 23 February 2009.

 

  •  “Trials of War Criminals: Some Issues” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights (two parts), 14 and 21 February 2009.

 

  •  “Trials of War Criminals under International Humanitarian Law in Bangladesh” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law & Our Rights, 31 January 2009.

 

  •  “Political Process under Caretaker Government (in Bangladesh)” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Legal Opinion in Law & Our Rights section, 12 May 2007.

 

  •  “Apex Court Ruling on Separation of Judiciary: A Case of Enforcer becoming Violator” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section (two parts), 7 and 14 October 2006.

 

  •  “The Bangabandhu Murder Case: Legal Limits of Judges’ Embarrassment” The Daily Star, Dhaka, 15 August 2006, editorial article.

 

  •  “Guantanamo Bay: Why We Should be Very Concerned”, Macquarie University News (monthly magazine), April 2004, p. 13.

 

  •  “The Indemnity Ordinance 2003 [of Bangladesh]: Whither Constitutional Legitimacy?” The Daily Star, Dhaka, Law Analysis in Law & Our Rights section (two parts), 2 and 9 February 2003.

 

  •  “Human Rights: A Searching Reappraisal” in The Daily Star, No. 120, Dhaka,                            11  December, 1998, editorial article. 

Bitterworths Legal Dictionary

 

  • International Law and Conflict of Laws Sections of Australian Legal Dictionary, Butterworths, Sydney, January 1997 (prepared 550 entries over 40,000 words).

 

International Abstract References

 

  • The Abstract of article “Free and Fair Elections in Bangladesh under the Thirteenth Amendment: A Political-Legal Post-Mortem” (1997) 47:5 International Political Science Abstracts, Oxford/Paris, p 636.

 

  • The Abstract of article "The Ganges Water Dispute:  An Appraisal of a Third-Party Settlement" (1988) 38:2 International Political Science Abstracts, Oxford/Paris, p 174.

 

Chapters in Law Teaching Materials

 

  • "The Law-Making Process in the International Legal System: Sources and Evidence of International Law" - a chapter annexed to International Law Teaching Materials, Macquarie University Law Division, 2003, pp 55-88.

 

  • "Internationalisation of Indigenous Cause and their International Legal Personality"– a chapter annexed to International Human Rights Law Teaching Materials, Macquarie University Law Division, 2000, Vol. II, pp. 1-44.

 

  • "The Emerging International Normative Regime of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property"– a chapter in International Human Rights Law Teaching Materials, Macquarie University Law Division, 2000, Vol II, pp. 46-116.

 

International Conference Papers (presented)

 

  •  As an invited guest speaker, presented a paper on ‘The Application of International Humanitarian Law in War Crimes Cases by the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh’ at an international conference on the Asia-Pacific Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law to mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, hosted by Zhejiang Gongshang University School of Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Delegation for North East Asia at the Zhejiang Hotel in Hangzhou, China on 5-7 December 2019.

 

  • Presented a paper entitled ‘The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement of the WTO: Debunking Its Reliance on Scientific Evidence and Reluctance to Biotechnology Risks’ at an international symposium on 'Biotechnology, Ethics, and Limitations to Trade within the WTO Framework' held at Macquarie university, Sydney, on 24 September 2019.

 

  • “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Underscoring Its Regulation for Sustainable Development in Developing Host Countries” – a paper presented as an Invited Speaker at the 2nd International Conference of Law and Governance in Disruptive Era organised by The University of Indonesia held on 7-8 November 2018 in The Sakala Resort, Bali, Indonesia.

 

  • Presented a specialised Paper on 18 October 2016 at an international workshop organised by ELCOP on “Human Rights and Displacement” held in Bangladesh on 10-20 October 2016.

 

  • Presented a specialised paper on international commercial arbitration on 25 October 2016 at an International Conference on Business and Economics: Reinventing Business in the 21st Century held at the University of Dhaka on 25-26 October 2016.

 

  • Presented a paper entitled: “The Importance of National Trial of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Its Contributions to Ending Impunity” presented on 19 December 2016 at an international conference held on 13-20 December 2016 in Dhaka on the theme: Genocide, Justice and the Issue of Impunity, organised by the Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice of the Bangladesh Liberation War Museum, Dhaka.

 

  •  Presented a paper titled: “Legal Definition and Constitutive Elements of Genocide in Judgments of the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh” on 17 December 2015 at the Second Winter Conference on “Genocide, Justice and the New Generation” organised and hosted by Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice of the National Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  • Presented a paper titled: “Adoption of the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973: Its History and Application, Non-retroactivity and Amendments” on 19 December 2014 at the First Winter Conference on “From Genocide to Justice in Bangladesh: 1971- 2014” organised and hosted by Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice of the National Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  • Presented a paper titled: “National Trial of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Its Significance in International Criminal Law” on 20 December 2014 at the First Winter Conference on “From Genocide to Justice in Bangladesh: 1971- 2014” organised and hosted by Centre for the Study of Genocide and Justice of the National Liberation War Museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  • “International Crimes Trial in Bangladesh: Its Mandates, Standards, Modes of Liability, and Legal Legacy” – a paper presented at an International Conference on Trials for International Crimes in Asia at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, The National University of Singapore on 17-18 October 2013.

 

  • “Protecting Human Rights of a Critically Disadvantaged Group: The Status of Indigenous Peoples in International Law” – a thematic keynote presentation at the 13thHuman Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at Manikgonj, Bangladesh on 11 – 23 December 2012.

 

  • “Indivisibility and Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” - a paper presented at the 12thHuman Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at Manikgonj, Bangladesh on 19 – 30 December 2011.

 

  • “Human Rights and Environment” – a keynote presentation at the 12thHuman Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at Manikgonj, Bangladesh on 19 – 30 December 2011.

 

  • “Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Its Changing Landscape and Continuing Relevance in a Globalised World” presented at the 11thHuman Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at Manikgonj, Bangladesh in December 2010.

 

  • “The Pursuit of Post-Conflict Justice through War Crimes Trials in Bangladesh: Challenges and Options” presented at the 10thHuman Rights Summer School organised by the Centre for Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at Manikgonj, Bangladesh in December 2010.

 

  • “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Searching Reappraisal of Its Continuing Validity After Sixty years of Proclamation” presented at the 9thHuman Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at Manikgonj, Bangladesh in December 2008.

 

  • “Human Rights and Good Governance: Charting their Complementarity”,  presented at the Fifth Human Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at The Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development in December 2004.

 

  • “Protecting Human Rights in an Era of Globalization”, presented at the Fourth Human Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment Through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at The Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development on 18-30 December 2003.

 

  • “Good Governance and the Rule of Law in Bangladesh: Challenges and Prospects in the New Millennium” presented at an international conference on Bangladesh in the New Millennium: Unveiling Development Challenges and Visions organised by the School of Economics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on 30-31 January 2002.

 

  • “Development as a Human Right” presented at the Third Human Rights Summer Schoolorganised by the Centre for Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) at The Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development on 11-25 December 2002.

 

  • “Economic Globalisation and the International Trade Prospect of Bangladesh” presented at the International Conference on Economic Development Prospect of Bangladesh: Vision for 2020, jointly organised by the Hull University UK and Dhaka University, Bangladesh, held in Dhaka on 2-5 April 2001.

 

  • “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Searching Reappraisal of its Continuing Validity in the Twenty-First Century”, presented at the Plenary Session of the British-Bangla Law Conference jointly organised by The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the British Government and The British Council Bangladesh on 29 November – 5 December 1998 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

  • “The Quest for Constitutionalism in Bangladesh: A Reflection on its First 25 Years”, presented at the International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh hosted by the Department of Economics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on 10 June 1996.

 

Papers Presented at Universities (since 2015)

 

  • International Law: Understanding its Expanding Frontiers in the Third World Context” at North-South University of Bangladesh on 4 December 2017.

 

  • “Arbitrating Foreign Investment Disputes in Bangladesh: Niko Arbitration in Context” at Eastern University of Bangladesh on 3 December 2017.

 

  • “International Law: Current Concepts and Future Challenges” at Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh on 29 November 2017.

 

  • “Contemporary Developments in International Law: Responsibility to Protect” at The University of Dhaka on 28 November 2017.

 

  • “Study of International Law in the 21st Century: Bangladesh Perspective” at The University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh on 23 November 2017.

 

  • “Pathway to Higher Degree Research (PhD, M Phil, and LLM) at Macquarie University” at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 29 November 2015.

 

  • “Funding and Scholarship Opportunities at Macquarie University” at Brac University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 30 November 2015.

 

  • “Cutting-edge Areas of International Law for Higher Degree Research” at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 1 December 2015.

 

  • “National Trials of International Crimes in Bangladesh: Significance for International Criminal Law” at Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 13 December 2015.

 

  • “International Carriage of Goods by Sea” at Sheikh Mujib Maritime University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 14 December 2015.

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Projects 2009 2016

Research Outputs 1987 2019

National trials of international crimes in Bangladesh: transitional justice as reflected in judgments

Islam, M. R., 2019, Leiden ; Boston: Brill. 535 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Bangladesh
justice
offense
international law
Law

The judiciary of Bangladesh: its independence and accountability

Islam, M. R., 2018, Asia-Pacific judiciaries: independence, impartiality and integrity. Lee, H. P. & Pittard, M. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 35-56 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

International arbitration of foreign direct investment disputes: benign or malign for FDI-induced development in Bangladesh

Islam, M. R., Aug 2017, In : International Arbitration Law Review. 20, 4, p. 119-131 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

arbitration
direct investment
Bangladesh
foreign investment
policy approach

Trials for international crimes in Bangladesh: prosecutorial strategies, defence arguments and judgments

Islam, M. R., 2016, Trials for international crimes in Asia. Sellars, K. (ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 301-317 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Crisis in defining international terrorism at the UN: a conundrum of geopolitics

Islam, M. R., 2015, Human rights and terrorism. Rahman, M. & Ullah, M. R. (eds.). Bangladesh: Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), p. 1-18 18 p. (ELCOP year book of human rights).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch