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Dr. Md. Waliul Hasanat
Professor

Public international law, soft law, soft-law forms of cooperation, climate change policy, sustainable development, protection of minorities, indigenous peoples, law of the sea, environmental law, law of international organisations, Arctic law and governance…

Research Experiences

Examples of Research Experiences:

a. Participation of projects completed

  • ‘Arctic Law and Governance in People’s Republic of China and in Finland’ project funded by the Academy of Finland – (January 2014 to December 2014) .
  • ‘Reform of the Arctic Council’ a joint project of the Arctic Centre (Finland), Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto) and the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, Canada – (January 2011 to December 2011).
  • Arctic Doctoral Program ARKTIS as a research position for four years (1 January 2007 to 31 December 2010).
  • ‘The Capability of International Governance Systems in the Arctic to Contribute to the mitigation of Climate Change and Adjust to its Consequences’ later changed to ‘Climate Governance in the Arctic’ funded by the Academy of Finland – (January 2006 to December 2008).
  • Protection of Minorities in Bangladesh – (April 2005 to March 2006) funded by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
  • Drug Abuse: Crime without Victim – (July 1998 to June 2000) funded by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.

b. Reviewer for journals

Journal of International Law and International Relations, Current Developments in Arctic Law, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Polar Journal, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Yearbook of Polar Law…

c. Editor for journals

Special Editor, The Yearbook of Polar Law (2012), volume 4, pp. 758 +viii; Co-editor, Current Developments in Arctic Law, volumes 1- 4.

d. Scholarly positions

Researcher Fellow (visiting) at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland; Co-Vice Lead of University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law; Member of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists; Member of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law; Post-doc fellow of The China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre…



Examples of Teaching Experience:

Started teaching career at the Faculty of Law of the University of Rajshahi in 1996. Afterwards, I taught different universities from time to time e.g., the University of Lapland (Rovaniemi, Finland), Wuhan University (Wuhan, China), Ocean University of China (Qingdao, China)…



Examples of publications:

a. Original monographs

  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., Soft-law Cooperation in International Law: The Arctic Council’s Efforts to Address Climate Change (Rovaniemi, Finland: Lapland University Press, 2012) 306+XV.

  • Hasanat, Waliul. and Koivurova, Timo., Protection of Minorities in Bangladesh: A Legal Assessment (Rovaniemi, Finland: Lapland University Press, 2008).

b. Articles published in peer reviewed journals

  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘Searching for Synergies in International Governance Systems Developed in the Circumpolar North’ 9:2 McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy (2014) 4-41. Host institution: Faculty of Law at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘Reforming the Arctic Council against Increasingly Climate Change Challenges in the North’ 22:1 Michigan State International Law Review (2013) 195-240. Host institution: Michigan State University College of Law, East Lancing, the USA.

  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘International Cooperation in the Northern Forum: Emerging New Norms in International Law?’ 48:4 Polar Record (2012) 372-386. Host Institution: Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge; published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, the UK.

  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘The Role of International Governance Systems in Protecting the Arctic Environment: Examining Climate Change Policy’ 4 The Yearbook of Polar Law (2012) 561-581. Host institutes: The University of Akureyri and the University of Lapland; published by (Brill) Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands and Boston, the USA.

  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘Diverse Soft-Law Cooperation Forms in the Arctic – Do They Complement or Contradict Each Other?’ 14:3 International Community Law Review (2012) 273-299. Host institute: Queen Mary University of London, the UK; published by (Brill) Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands and Boston, the USA.

  • Alfredsson, Gudmundur. Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul., ‘Editorial’ 4 The Yearbook of Polar Law (2012) 3-11. Host institutes: The University of Akureyri and the University of Lapland; published by (Brill) Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands and Boston, the USA.

  • Hasanat, Md Waliul., ‘Cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region in the Light of International Law’ 2 The Yearbook of Polar Law (2010) 279-309. Host institutes: The University of Akureyri and the University of Lapland; published by (Brill) Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands and Boston, the USA.

  • Hasanat, Md Waliul., ‘Towards Model Arctic-Wide Environmental Cooperation Combating Climate Change’ 20 Yearbook of International Environmental Law (2009) 122-157. Host institutions: The University of Oslo, the American University Washington College of Law, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University; published by Oxford University Press, the UK.

  • Hasanat, Md Waliul., ‘Definitional Constraints Regarding Soft Law’ 3: 1 & 2 Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation Quarterly Bulletin (2007) 8-32. Host institute: Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation, New Delhi, India.

  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘Globalisation of Trade Law and the World Trade Organisation: A Study’ 6 Rajshahi University Law Review (2005) 110-116. Host institute: Department of Law and Justice at the University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

c. Chapters in edited books, also peer reviewed

  • Koivurova, Timo. Hasanat, Waliul. Graczyk, Piotr. and Kuusama, Tuuli., ‘China as an Observer in the Arctic Council’ in Koivurova, Timo. Tianbao, QIN. Nykänen, Tapio. and Duyck, Sébastien (eds.) Arctic Law and Governance: The Role of China, Finland and the EU (Oxford, the UK, Portland, the USA : Hart Publishing Ltd., 2017) 153-180.
  • Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘A Unique Arrangement of Soft-law Cooperation in the Barents Region’ in Tennberg, Monica (ed.), Politics of Development in the Barents Region (Rovaniemi, Finland: Lapland University Press, 2012) 65-83.

  • Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Md. Waliul., ‘Climate Policy of the Arctic Council’ in Koivurova, Timo. Keskitalo, Carina. and Bankes, Nigel (eds.), Climate Governance in the Arctic (London, the UK: Springer, 2009) 51-76.

d. Edited scientific books

  • Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), 4 Current Developments in Arctic Law (University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law, 2016).
  • Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), 3 Current Developments in Arctic Law (University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law, 2015).
  • Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), 2 Current Developments in Arctic Law (University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law, 2014).

  • Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), 1 Current Developments in Arctic Law (University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law, 2013).

  • Alfredsson, Gudmundur. Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), 4 The Yearbook of Polar Law (2012). Host institutes: The University of Akureyri and the University of Lapland; published by (Brill) Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, the Netherlands and Boston, the USA. I worked as the Special Editor.

  • Axworthy, Thomas S. Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), The Arctic Council: Its Place in the Future of Arctic Governance (Toronto, Canada: Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, 2012). Host institutes: The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, and Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Canada.

e. Other scientific works

  • Hasanat, Waliul., ‘An Initiative of the Arctic Council to Promote Arctic Sovereignty’ in Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), 2 Current Developments in Arctic Law (University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law, 2014) 13.

  • Hasanat, Waliul., ‘Integration of Arctic Sub-national Governments within the Arctic Council’ in Koivurova, Timo. and Hasanat, Waliul (eds.), 1 Current Developments in Arctic Law (University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law, 2013) 19.

  • The introductory speech in the public defense on my doctoral thesis ‘Soft-Law Cooperation in International Law: The Arctic Council’s Efforts to Address Climate Change’ along with the Opponent’s statement in 23 The Finnish Yearbook of International Law (2012-2013) 519-529. Host institute: University of Helsinki; published by Hart Publishing, Oxford, the UK.
  • Book review article published in 22 The Yearbook of International Environmental Law (2011) 686-689. Ahmed, Rafique. and Shamsuddin, S. Dara (eds.), Climate Change: Issues and Perspectives for Bangladesh (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Shahitya Prakash, 2011), 111 pages. Host institutions: The University of Oslo, the American University Washington College of Law, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University; published by Oxford University Press, the UK.
  • Adler, Ruth. Balascio, Nicholas L. Bondareva, Elena P. Brosius, Laura S. Cui, Xuehua (Sherry). Hasanat, Waliul. Kumpula, Timo. Lewis, Jordan. Nelson, Elizabeth A. Roth, Ethan H. and Yu, Qin., ‘Student Position Statement’ in Arctic Forum Abstracts 2008: Tipping PointsThe Arctic and Global Change (The Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS), Fairbanks, Alaska, 2009) 108-111.
  • Hasanat, Waliul., ‘The Future of the Arctic Council in View of the Incoming Climate Changein Arctic Forum Abstracts 2008: Tipping Points—The Arctic and Global Change (The Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS), Fairbanks, Alaska, 2009) 47.

 

Examples of attended conference in abroad

  • Attended VIth International Arctic Legal Forum ‘Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Arctic: Legal Aspects’, Saint Petersburg, Russia 29-30 November 2018 organised by the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation jointly with the Government of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, with the support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation. I presented a paper titled ‘Role of Non-Arctic States in Policy Making for the Arctic: The Arctic Council Perspective’ at Mariinsky Palace. .

  • Attended an international seminar and workshop titled ‘Health and Wellbeing of Immigrant Children: Finland and Singapore’, organised in National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 4- 9 November 2018. I presented a paper ‘Right to Education of Immigrant Children in Bangladesh’ in Seminar Room - 3 ERC, NUS, Singapore on 8 November 2018. .

  • Made a research trip to Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa from 10 June 2018 to 9 July 2018 as a visiting scholar which is part of the EU funded RISE Project: Participatory Development with the Youth (PARTY). During this period, I engaged in ongoing research activities in CPUT along with Robben Island Museum. .

  • Attended ‘4th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium’, Rovaniemi, Finland 6-9 June 2016 organised by the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland and China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre. I presented a paper titled ‘Towards a Universal Declaration on the Arctic: Bangladesh Perspective’ under Session III – The Global Arctic: Globalisation and the Arctic .

  • Attended International Seminar on ‘Beyond Geo-Politics: Arctic Governance in Global Perspective’ Potsdam, Germany 20-21 May 2015 organised by Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. I participated to the seminar as an expert member also reviewed and commented on a paper titled ‘Arctic Indigenous Peoples in International Governance : A Multilateral Crisis?’ presented by Jessica Shadian from Aarhus University.

  • Attended ‘IV International Congress of the Comparative Law: Space and Time in International and National Law’ Moscow, Russia, 3-4 December 2014 organised by the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of Russian Federation. I presented two papers in the Congress: i. Chinese Participation in the Arctic Council; ii. An Initiative of the Arctic Council to Promote Arctic Sovereignty.

  • Attended International Seminar on ‘Comparing Arctic Law and Governance in China and Finland’, Wuhan, China 18-19 September 2014. I was a co-presenter (with Timo Koivurova) of a paper titled ‘China’s Participation as an Observer in the Arctic Council’.

  • Attended International Conference ‘Extractive industries in the North – What about Environmental Law and indigenous Peoples Rights?’ Tromsø, Norway, 31 October 2013 to 1 November 2013 organised by the Faculty of Law, the University of Tromsø.

  • Attended International Symposium on ‘How to Establish Sustainable Society and Risk Management in the Boreal Coastal Zone – Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Service’ Sapporo, Japan 31 October 2013 – 1 November 2013 organised by Hokkaido University. I presented a paper in the symposium titled ‘Strengthening the Arctic Council Aiming to a Sustainable Legal Regime in the Arctic’.

  • Attended the ‘Helsinki Climate Forum – Arctic Urgency’ Helsinki, Finland, 28 September 2013. I acted as a panel member.

  • Attended the Michigan State International Law Review Symposium – ‘Battle for the North: Is All Quiet on the Arctic Front?’ East Lansing, Michigan, USA 20-23 February 2013 hosted by Michigan State University. I presented a paper titled ‘Reforming the Arctic Council Against Increasing Climate Change Challenges in the North’ included in the panel named Arctic Governance.

  • Tenth Annual Seminar of Arctic Doctoral Program, ARKTIS ‘Science-Policy Interface: Social Impacts of Arctic Research’ Rovaniemi, Finland 15-16 March 2012. I presented a paper titled ‘Investigating the Role of International Governance Systems in Protecting the Arctic Environment: Examining Climate Change Policy’.

  • International conference titled ‘The Arctic Council: Its Place in the Future of Arctic Governance’, Toronto, Canada, 17-18 January 2012, jointly organized by Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation; and the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.

  • ‘International Conference on Climate Change Regulation (NELN+ Workshop no 3)’, Helsinki, Finland 14-15 November 2011, jointly arranged by the Nordic Environmental Law, Governance and Science Network (NELN+); Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE); and Climate Change Law Research Group of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) – funded by NordForsk. I presented a paper titled ‘Searching for Synergies in Soft-Law Governance Systems in the Arctic – Examining Climate Change Policy’.

  • International conference titled ‘Third Barents International Political Economy’, Kirkenes, Norway, 3-5 October 2011. I presented a paper titled ‘Governance in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: Unique Arrangement of Soft-law Cooperation’.

  1. The Fourth Polar Law Symposium Nuuk, Greenland 8-10 September 2011. I presented a paper titled ‘Soft-Law Cooperation Forms in the Arctic – Do They Complement or Contradict Each Other?’

  • ‘International Workshop – Barents International Political Economy’, Kirovsk, Russia 17-18 May, 2011 where I presented a paper titled ‘Governance in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: Unique Arrangement of Soft-law Cooperation’. The workshop, a part of multidisciplinary Nordforsk funded network, aims at advancing Nordic and Russian research collaboration on the challenges of sustainable development in the Barents Region. The research network and its research aim at providing new and multidisciplinary scientific information on the problematics facing the Barents region, especially focusing on governance of development, security and gender issues.

  • ‘The Ninth Annual Seminar of Arctic Doctoral Program ARKTIS- Participatory Research and Local Knowledge in the Arctic’ Rovaniemi, Finland 3-4 April 2011. I presented a paper titled ‘International Cooperation in the Northern Forum: Emerging New Norms in International Law?’ and acted as a discussant on a paper ‘Studying the Concentrations and Environmental Impacts of Black Carbon in the European Arctic from Lake Sediments and Snow and Aerosol Sample’.

  1. Attended Two Arctic Council’s meetings in Copenhagen, Denmark as a member of Finnish Delegation: Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) 10-11 November, 2009 and Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) 12-13 November, 2009.

  • ‘Seventh Annual Seminar of ARKTIS Graduate School : Towards an Integrated Understanding of Industrialization and Climate Change in Social-ecological Systems of the North’, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1-3 April 2009. I presented a paper ‘The Soft-law Challenge to International Law: The Arctic Council’s Efforts to Address Climate Change’ and acted as discussant on the paper ‘Exploring Swedish Reindeer Husbandry from a Multilevel Governance Perspective’ presented by doctoral student Annette Lof.

  • The summer school ‘Cooperation and Conflict on the Russian Borders – Multidisciplinary Research Symposium on Russian Borders and Border Studies’, 3-7 August 2009, Moscow, Russia organised by Lomonosov Moscow State University. I presented a paper titled ‘Institutional Cooperation in the Barents: Legal Status of the Barents Euro Arctic Council (BEAC) Besieged’.

  1. ‘Beyond Kyoto: Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change’, Aarhus, Denmark 5-7 March 2009. I presented a paper ‘The Future of the Arctic Council in terms of Addressing Incoming Climate Change’. I had an interview with journalists there in Aarhus the main part of the interview is available in the website, http://www.gejiweb.org/beky/?p=800

  • ‘Arctic Research Consortium of the US (ARCUS) 20 Annual Meeting and Arctic Forum’, Washington DC, USA13-15 May 2008. I was awarded student scholarship for a poster presentation on ‘The Future of the Arctic Council in view of the Incoming Climate Change’. I took part in the discussion of some papers and a Congressional briefing in US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Hearing Room 253 Russell Senate Office Building ,Washington DC, USA.

  1. ‘Sixth Annual Seminar of ARKTIS Graduate School: Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation – Administrators Meet Scientists’, Rovaniemi, Finland 7-8 April 2008. I gave a power point presentation entitled ‘Climate Change Issue under Arctic Cooperation’ and acted as discussant on a presentation titled ‘Flexible Norms of Environmental Law in Decision-Making of Administrative Courts in Finland’ presented by Professor Kai Kokko from Faculty of Law, the University of Lapland.

  • The final Seminar of the ‘Capability of International Governance Systems in the Arctic to Contribute to the mitigation of Climate Change and Adjust to its Consequences (CIGSAC)’, Rovaniemi, Finland 9 -10 January 2008. I presented a paper on ‘The Climate Change Issue under the Arctic Cooperation’.

  1. International Workshop on Designing & Writing a Doctoral Dissertation, Rovaniemi, Finland 13-15 April 2007, organised by the Arctic Graduate School ARKTIS.

  • ‘Nordic Environmental Law Network (NELN) Workshop: Integrated Product Policy and the ‘Polluter Pays’ Principle – Environmental Responsibility, Liability and Sustainability of Products’, Aarhus, Denmark 2-4 December 2007. I attended the workshop and acted as a referent to prepare final Workshop Report to NordForsk.

  • ‘The Capability of International Governance Systems in the Arctic to Contribute to the Mitigation of Climate Change and Adjust to its Consequences (CIGSAC)’ Launching Seminar, Pyhätunturi, Finland, 31 August – 3 September 2006. It is a NIEM project funded by the Finnish Academy which aim is to produce a book. It is an inter-disciplinary research project with the expertise from two fields of science – international law and international relations relating to the climate change in the Arctic. I presented a paper in the seminar entitled ‘ Soft Law Challenge to the Law of International Organisations: The Case of the Arctic Council and Its Ability to Cope with the Consequences of Climate Change’.

  • ‘International Seminar: Indigenous Rights, Identity and Tourism’, Rovaniemi, Finland 8-9 June 2006. I attended the seminar.

  1. ‘Fourth Annual Seminar of ARKTIS Graduate School: Environment and Justice in the North’, Pyhätunturi, Finland 3-4 April 2006. I attended the seminar and participated in a round table discussion on Environmental Impact Assessment in the Arctic.

  • ‘11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11) and the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 1) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’, Montreal, Canada 28 November – 9 December 2005. I attended this UN Conference as a member of an observer organisation named Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.

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  • ‘3rd Annual Seminar of Nordic Research Network for Saami and Environmental Law (NORSEL)’, Tromsø, Norway 4-6 November 2005. I was opponent to a paper ‘Marine Protected Areas in the Territorial Sea and in the Exclusive Economic Zones’ presented by a PhD student of the Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø.