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Northern University Bangladesh

Mr. Abu Zayed Mohammad

Designation : Professor & Dean
Department : Law
Academic Qualification :

LL.B.(Hon’s), LL.M. (Dhaka), M.A.(Melbourne),

Graduate Diploma in Teaching in Universities (Melbourne),

Graduate Diploma in Development Studies (Open University, UK) 

Diploma in Human Rights and Legal Aid (DIU)

 

Teaching Area :

Human Rights Law – Introduction to Environmental Law – Criminology –Constitutional Law – International Trade Law –International Humanitarian Law – Legal System of Bangladesh

Research :
Governance (Local Government/Anti-corruption/Citizens Groups) – Human rights – Civil Society in Bangladesh – Not-for-profit Law - Environmental Law – Regulation of Non-renewable Energy Resources – Higher Education Policy – Criminology – Training methods – Law and Development - Consumer Rights – Constitutional Law - Rule of Law – International Trade Law – Public Interest Law – International Humanitarian Law – Child Rights – International Air and Aviation Law – Legal System of Bangladesh – Law of International Organizations – Terrorism and the Law
Publications :
Books-

Local Drivers and Dynamics of Youth Radicalization in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 November, 2017

 

Violent Extremism in Bangladesh: A Study on Youth PerceptionRAB Forces Headquarters, Bangladesh Police, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2016

 

Report Card Survey 2015: Citizens’ Voice for Quality Primary EducationCampaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), Dhaka, Bangladesh, December, 2015

 

Landmark Judgements on Violence against Women of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, Manusher Jonno Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2014

 

De-radicalization and Engagement of Youth in Pakistan, Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), Islamabad, Pakistan, 2011

 

Child Protection through ‘Decentralized and Integrated Diversion Models in Bangladesh’: A Review, Save the Children, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May, 2011

 

Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education in Mother Tongue, (in both Bangla and English) Save the Children UK, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July, 2009

 

Legal Empowerment for Women and Disadvantaged Groups, Asian Development Bank and The Asia Foundation, Manila, The Philippines, January, 2009.

 

Good Practices Guide for Incorporating Legal Empowerment into Operations, Asian Development Bank and The Asia Foundation, Manila, The Philippines, January, 2009.

 

Water Management Cooperative Association: Members’ Legal Empowerment Training Manual (both in Bangla and English), The Asia Foundation (USA) and Ain-O-Salish Kendra (Bangladesh), August, 2007

 

Beyond Hartals: Towards Democratic Dialogue in Bangladesh, UNDP, Bangladesh, March, 2005

 

Report on Towards Pro-Women and Child-Friendly Policing, The British Council, Bangladesh, July, 2002.

 

Rights Reference Handbook on Education, Action Aid Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, February, 2002.

 

Staff Induction Manual, Transparency International - Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January, 2000.

 

Environmental Regulatory Regime: A Selected Bibliography on SAARC Region, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), Dhaka, Bangladesh, September, 1995.

 

Papers/Reports

 

“Tourism Policy and Laws in Bangladesh: Scoping for Foreign Direct Investment”, Paper presented at the People’s Provincial Government of Yunnan and Bangladesh Cooperation Dialogue, Kunming, People’s Republic of China, 26 April, 2018

 

“Countering Violent Extremism: The Legal Frontier”, Key note presented at the Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism: Building Resilience and Capacity for the Law Enforcement Agencies in Bangladesh, Government of Canada and the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24 January, 2018

 

“Prison Radicalization in Bangladesh: From the Frying Pan into the Fire”, Key note presented at the Workshop on Countering Violent Extremism: Building Resilience and Capacity for the Law Enforcement Agencies in Bangladesh, Government of Canada and the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10 March, 2017

 

“Security Implication of Climate Change: Focus on Bangladesh”, Paper presented at the joint seminar organized by the Konrad Adeneur Stiftung (Germany) and Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Dhaka, 25 January, 2017

 

“Climate Change Threat Mapping 2016: Bangladesh”,  Report commissioned by the SKOLL Foundation, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, December, 2016

 

“Education for All: Good Governance and Decentralisation”, key note paper presented at the Seminar organized by the Campaign for Popular Education, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, September, 2015

 

“Violence and Human Rights”, key note paper presented at the seminar organized by the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, with support from Partners’ in Development (PID), Magura, Bangladesh, March, 2015

 

“A Brief Overview of Bangladesh’s History, Culture and Politics”, paper presented at the training programme for Australian Volunteers for International Development, South Asia Programme, Austraining International (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia),  Dhaka, Bangladesh, April, 2014

 

“Radicalization of Youth in Bangladesh: Causes and De-radicalization Approaches”, paper presented at the South Asian Seminar, Oriental Institute, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 11 January, 2011

 

“Democratic Governance, Human Rights and Millennium Development Goals: The State of Play in Bangladesh” Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University, sponsored by UNDP-Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, April, 2010

 

“Diaspora and Radicalization: Exploring the Emerging Nexus” for the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth, Government of the United Kingdom, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March, 2010

 

“Police Perception Survey 2009”, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), report commissioned by the Embassy of the United States of America, Dhaka, Bangladesh, August, 2009

 

“Radicalization of Youth in Bangladesh: A Case Study”, paper presented at the International Seminar on De-radicalization and Engagement of Youth in Pakistan, Islamabad Policy Research Institute and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Germany), Islamabad, Pakistan, 28-29 July, 2009

 

“Mid-term Review: Child Friendly Juvenile Justice System in Bangladesh Project”, report commissioned by DANIDA, Royal Danish Embassy, Dhaka for UNICEF, Bangladesh, January, 2009

 

“Study on Assessing Groups Capacities to Address Effectively the Constraints and Opportunities for Enhancing Food Security”, report commissioned by CARE Bangladesh for the European Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November, 2008

 

“Environmental Law for Environmental Management System Audit”, paper presented at the Environmental Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course (A 14478), Bureau Veritas Group, Dhaka, January, 2008

 

“Relationship between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights”, presented at the training workshop on International Humanitarian Law, jointly organised by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) http://www.bipss.org.bd and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Dhaka, January, 2008

 

“Bangladesh Second Small Scale Water Resources Development Sector Project: Legal Empowerment Pilot Project Experience”, paper presented at the Regional Conference on Legal Empowerment for Women and Disadvantaged Groups, ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines, 13 December, 2007

 

Strategic Plan of Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) 2008 to 2012 (unpublished draft), sponsored by the Department for International Development, UK, April, 2007

 

“Promoting Improved Access to Justice: Draft Report on Community Legal Service Delivery in Bangladesh”, report commissioned by The Asia Foundation (USA) for the Department for International Development, UK, February, 2007

 

“Citizen’s Report Card Survey on the Char Livelihoods Programme (CLP)”, report commissioned by the Chars Livelihood Programme (CLP), sponsored by the Local Government Division, Government of Bangladesh and funded by the Department for International Development, UK, August, 2006

 

“Consumer Rights and the Role of Civil Society in Bangladesh”, paper presented at the Roundtable on Consumer Rights and Role of Civil Society in Bangladesh, organized jointly by The Consumers Trust (TCT) and Friends in Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB), Hotel Supreme, Mirabazar, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 11 July, 2006

 

“Writing Academic Papers”, paper presented at the Seminar on Writing Academic Papers, Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10 April, 2006

 

"Making waves: The challenge of anti-corruption work in Bangladesh", Paper presented at the seminar organised by Transparency International - Australia, Freehills, Melbourne, Australia, 27 March, 2001

 

"The poor man's beautiful daughter: An assessment of the capacity of Bangladesh in regulating natural gas", Paper presented at the School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies Seminar, The University of Melbourne, Australia, 10 November, 2000

 

"People's perception of corruption in Bangladesh", Paper presented at the National Centre for South Asian Studies Postgraduate and Honours Students Residential Workshop, International House, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia, 7 July, 2000

 

"Dreams of adolescent girls: A report on a participatory research by adolescent girls on the status of adolescent girls living in urban slums of Dhaka", (unpublished draft), Save the Children UK, Dhaka, Bangladesh, February, 1999.

 

"Trade related intellectual property rights: whose interest whose benefit", Paper presented at the Development Studies School, Save the Children UK, Office of South and Central Asia Region, Kathmandu, Nepal, March, 1998.

 

"Claiming (un)equal rights to property in Bangladesh", Paper presented at the Development Studies School, Save the Children UK, Office of the South and Central Asia Region, Kathmandu, Nepal, March, 1998.

 

"Protection of environment: international safeguards", Paper presented at the Human Rights Training Programme, Madaripur Legal Aid Association, Madaripur, Bangladesh, June, 1995.

 

"Protecting environment through law", Paper presented at the Human Rights Training Programme, Madaripur Legal Aid Association, Madaripur, Bangladesh, June, 1995.

 

"Hazardous waste management in Bangladesh", Paper presented at the Training Course on Environmental Law, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March, 1995.

 

“Islam and the Modern Man”, Sandipan, Annual Journal of Dhaka Residential Model School and College, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1987.

 

JOURNAL/PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 

“Arab Spring and the Shahbagh Movement: What it means and can it happen again?”, in Proceedings of the International Seminar on The Arab Spring: Impact and Implications & Religion and Security, Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies, March, 2014

 

“Tourism Law for Bangladesh: This place was fine, till you arrived”, published in Green Reflections, Issue X, Journal of the Earth Club, North South University, July, 2012

 

“Protecting Wetlands and Open Spaces by Law in Dhaka Metropolitan City”, published in Green Reflections, Issue IX, Journal of the Earth Club, North South University, June, 2011

 

“Impact of Public Interest Environmental Litigation: A Question of Standing”, published in Green Reflections, Issue VIII, Journal of the Earth Club, North South University, July, 2010

 

“UN Convention on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses: The Politics of Ratification”, published at http://www.meghbarta.org/nws/nw_main_p02b.php?issueId=6&sectionId=16&articleId=121

4 August, 2007

 

"Voice, Demand and Accountability: The Experience of Transparency International in Bangladesh", in World Development Report 2004 'Making Services Work for the Poor', The World Bank, 2004

 

“Puzzling 'Foreign Aid' Fraud and Bangladeshi Elite”, published at: http://www.meghbarta.org/nws/nw_main_p02b.php?issueId=27&sectionId=14&articleId=355, March, 2001

 

"Regulating toxic chemicals and hazardous waste in Bangladesh: The irregular paths", in Proceedings of the  International Conference on Public Safety and Health hazards from Industrial and Environmental Pollutants, Consumer Education and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India, March, 1995

Academic Awards, Fellowships and Research Grants :
Research Fellow – Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies: 2007 – till date

Research Expert – R & D Cell, RAB Forces Headquarters, Bangladesh Police: 2015 – till date

SATS Fellowship, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): 2007

Bangladesh National Cadet Corps Scholarship: 1988 – 1991

Dhaka Education Board Scholarship: 1985 and 1987

Training :

Institution                                            Subject                                               Year

 

Social Science Research                      13th Advanced Training                       2014

Council, Ministry of                                on Research Methodology

Planning, Government

of Bangladesh

 

United Nations                                       Basic Security                                     2013

Dept. of Safety                                       in the Field II

And Security                                          (BSITF II)

 

Institute of Statistical                             Training Program on                           2010

Research and Training (ISRT)              SPSS & Applied Statistics

University of Dhaka

Bangladesh

 

Rangers Academy of                            Training Seminar on                            2010

Security & Defence                              Corporate Security &

Bangladesh                                          Risk Management

 

Combat Self Defense                           Basic Course on Combat                     2010

Worldwide Inc.                                      Self Defense

USA

 

Refugee and Migratory                       Training Workshop on Migration           2008

Movement Research Unit                   and Remittance: Non-traditional

(RMMRU) University                          Issues in Asian Security

of Dhaka                                             Discourse

 

Faculty of Law                                   Teaching Seminar on Legal                    2008

University of Dhaka                           Response to Terrorism

 

Institute of Business                          Certificate Course on                             2008

Administration (IBA),                         Teaching Skills

University of Dhaka

 

International Committee                     South Asian Teaching                            2007

of the Red Cross (ICRC)                    Session on International

                                                           Humanitarian Law

 

National Democratic Institute            Training of Trainers                                 2003

for International Affairs                      on Study Circle

USA

 

School for                                          Corporate Social                                     2002

International Training                         Accountability

Vermont, USA

 

The Royal Life Saving                        Cardiopulmonary                                   2001

Society Australia                                 Resuscitation (CPR)

 

School of Graduate                             Leadership in the                                  2000

Studies,                                               global (cross-cultural)

The University of Melbourne               environment

 

School of Social                                  Winter school                                        1999

Policy, Royal                                       on advocacy and

Melbourne Institute                             social action

of Technology

 

School of Graduate                           Professional skills:                                  1999

Studies,                                             Beyond the basics

The University of Melbourne

 

Centre for Study of                           Teaching in                                               1999

Higher Education,                             universities

The University of Melbourne

 

Save the Children UK                        Development studies                              1998

                                                          school 1998

 

Save the Children UK                       Logical framework                                   1997

                                                          analysis

 

Save the Children UK                      Facilitation skills                                       1997

 

Save the Children UK                      Children's rights                                        1997

 

Bangladesh Legal Aid                     United Nations human                              1996

& Services Trust                              rights complaint procedures

                                               

Bangladesh Environmental             Environmental law                                     1994

Lawyers Association

 

Bangladesh Bar Council                 Human rights                                             1994

 

Humanist and Ethical                      Human rights                                             1994

Association of                                 education

Bangladesh

 

Bangladesh Bar Council                 Continuing legal                                         1994

                                                        Education programme

                                                        Course no. 1

 

Humanist and Ethical                      Human rights and                                      1994

Association of                                  legal aid

Bangladesh

 

Department of English                    Basic English                                             1991

University of Dhaka

 

University of Dhaka                         Senior Military Science                             1990

 

University of Dhaka                         Junior Military Science                             1989

 

 

Membership :

Bangladesh Law Association

 

Bangladesh Bar Council

 

Dhaka Bar Association  

 

Asia & The Pacific Policy Society, Australia

 

Society for International Development, Hamburg Chapter, Germany

 

European Association for South Asian Studies

 

Electoral Stakeholders Network, UK

 

Australasian Evaluation Society

 

Institute of Post-colonial Studies, Australia

 

Alliance Francaise de Dhaka

 

Bangladesh Astronomical Association

 

 

E-mail : abuzayed.dean@nub.ac.bd

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