About

Md. Rizwanul Islam is currently a Professor at the Department of Law, North South University. He obtained his first degree in Law from the University of Dhaka. He obtained his Master of Laws from the National University of Singapore and a doctoral degree from Macquarie University. Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Law, North South University; Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at School of Law, BRAC University; a Lecturer at Faculty of Law, Northern University Bangladesh; and a casual Lecturer at Department of Business Law, Macquarie University. He is the author of Economic Integration in South Asia: Charting a Legal Roadmap (Leiden, Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012). Rizwan twice received the Macquarie University Faculty of Arts Higher Degree Research Award for Best Candidate Publications. He has more than 35 books, monograph, journal articles, or book chapters published in reputed outlets such as Brill, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Kluwer, Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Springer. Rizwan sometimes writes columns for national and international newspapers such as The Diplomat, Straits Times, Bangkok Post, Business Times, New Straits Times, Economic Times, and Daily Star. He has acted as a consultant and Fellow in projects funded by the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and national NGOs. Rizwan was commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh for writing a research report. He was awarded President’s Gold Medal for his paper titled ‘Judges as Legislators: Benevolent Exercise of Powers by the Higher Judiciary in Bangladesh with not so Benevolent Consequences)’ as the Best Research Article in the subject category of Arts, Humanities, Education, and Law of the year 2016. Rizwan received Research Award 2021 by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University for outstanding performance in research during 2018-2020. In March 2021, he had been elected as a Co-Chair of the Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law for a three-year term.