Hussain Bari

School of Law

Research Student

hmfbari1@sheffield.ac.uk

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Hussain Bari
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
Sheffield
S3 7ND
Profile

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'.

Qualifications

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.

Supervisors: Dr Mark Brown and Dr Arushi Garg

Award: University of Sheffield School of Law Scholarship 2020

Research group: Centre for Criminological Research (CCR)

Research interests:

  • Comparative criminal justice
  • Sentencing
  • Global criminology
  • Policing
  • 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

A. Articles:

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.