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Prior to joining my PhD course in 2020, I served as a Judge in Bangladesh for more than a decade. Worked as Deputy Secretary and Deputy Solicitor at Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh (2015-2018). Apart from my professional engagement a judge in different tiers, served as Deputy Project Director, ‘Capacity Building of Law and Justice Division for Strengthening Subordinate Judiciary Management Project’ (with Western Sydney University, Australia); Member, ‘Bangladesh-Myanmar Joint Working Group on Return of Displaced Myanmar Nationals’; Innovation Officer, 'the Ministry of Justice', Member, ‘Bangladesh Judicial Academy Project’; Examiner, 'Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission'.
LLB (Honours) LLM University of Chittagong, Bangladesh; LLM Queen Mary University of London, UK. Previously enrolled as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. A certified trainer on Mediation and Case Management from Japan International Cooperation Agency, Tokyo.
- Research interests
An examination of the legacy of British colonial rule upon Bangladeshi criminal law- making in comparison to other Commonwealth States.
Award: University of Sheffield School of Law Scholarship 2020
Research group: Centre for Criminological Research (CCR)
- Comparative criminal justice
- Global criminology
- Justice sector reform
- Victim protection
- Colonial legacy and postcolonial law
- Teaching activities
Taught criminal justice and human rights as a part-time faculty at University of Chittagong and Dhaka International University. Served as part-time faculty at Judicial Administration Training Institute, Dhaka.
- Professional activities
Chevening Scholarship 2011-12 Member, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Member, Bangladesh Judicial Service
1. ’Evolution of the criminal justice system in Bangladesh: colonial legacies, trends and issues’ 45(1) Commonwealth Law Bulletin 26-45; available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03050718.2019.1681285
2. ‘Arbitrary Arrest and Detention in Bangladesh’ (2019) 19(2) Australian Journal of Asian Law, article 10:1-11 (Co-author); available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3396356
3. ‘Arrest on Suspicion and Credible Information: Policy and Practice in Bangladesh’ (2017) 5(1) Kathmandu School of Law Review 92-108; available at http://www.kslreview.org/index.php/kslr/article/view/164
4. ‘An Appraisal of Victim Protection in Bangladesh’ (2016) 61(2) Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) 183-205; available at https://www.unodc.org/e4j/en/crime-prevention-criminal-justice/module-11/advanced-reading.html
5. ‘Media Trial in Bangladesh: Free Press vs. Fair Trial’ (2014) 41(2) Media Asia; available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01296612.2014.11690006.
6. ‘An Appraisal of Criminal Investigation in Bangladesh: Procedure and Practice’ (2015) 60(2) Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) 139-159; available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3417631
7. ‘An Appraisal of Sentencing in Bangladesh: Between Conviction and Punishment’ (2014) 14 Bangladesh Journal of Law 89-126; available at http://www.biliabd.org/article%20law/Vol-14/Hussain%20M%20Fazlul%20Bari.pdf
8. ‘Legal Aspects of Media Trial in Bangladesh: Free Press versus Fair Trial Dilemma’ (2013) 13 Bangladesh Journal of Law 89-104; available at http://www.biliabd.org/article%20law/Vol-13/Hussain%20M.%20Fazlul%20Bari.pdf
9. ‘Mentally Challenged Prisoners: A Judicial Reply’ in Hameeda Hossain (ed), Rights and Realities (Ain o Salish Kendra 2014); available at http://www.askbd.org/ask/2014/11/02/rights-realities-latest-publication/
10. ‘Colonial legacies of the criminal justice system’ Dhaka Tribune (16 June 2019) (Op-ed); available at https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2019/06/16/colonial-legacies-of-the-criminal-justice-system
11. ‘A Legal conundrum? Exploring ADR processes in criminal litigation’, Dhaka Tribune (5 June 2019) (Op-ed); available at https://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2019/07/05/a-legal-conundrum
B. Chapter in a book:
12. ‘Children Act 2013: A New Paradigm in Juvenile Justice System in Bangladesh’ in Abdullah Al Faruque and M Jashim Ali Chowdhury (eds), New Dimensions of Law: Analysis of Selected Laws of Bangladesh (University of Chittagong, 2017) 33-55.
C. Papers presented at conferences/ workshops/ seminars:
13. ‘160 years of Macaulay’s Penal Code: Dynamics of Sentencing Reforms in Bangladesh’ Crime, Justice and Social Harms, Keble College, University of Oxford 31 March-1 April 2020; available at https://howardleague.org/conference-papers/
14. ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution in Bangladesh: Policy and Practice’, JICA International Centre, Tokyo 13 November 2018.
15. ‘Victim Protection in Bangladesh’ Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Dhaka 21 June 2016.
16. ‘Sentencing in Bangladesh: Policy and Practice’, Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs, Dhaka 29 August 2015.