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Dr Mostafa Naser


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2928, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.307
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 2928
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.307  


Dr Mostafa Naser is Lecturer in Law in the School of Business and Law.

Current Teaching

  • Principles of Contract and Corporate Law in Business
  • Company Law II
  • Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law


Dr Mostafa Naser is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, Australia. Mostafa has previously taught law at Macquarie University, Federation University Australia, and the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also worked as Research Consultant of IOM – a related organization to the UN in PNG. Mostafa is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Mostafa has been serving on the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL) since 2017, and in the executive board of the “Environmental Non-migration Network” based in Dresden, Germany since June 2019. He also has been a research fellow, Earth System Governance Network, Sweden; ‘Board’ member of the; Pro bono Legal Expert of Legal Response Initiative (LRI), London; visiting researcher at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada and University of Sydney. Mostafa has been an expert reviewer of the first order draft of the Working Group III contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report.

Mostafa has a PhD in Law from Macquarie University, Australia, a Bachelor of Laws (honours) from the University of London, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law, Australia, a Master’s degree in law from the University of Chittagong, and a Post Graduate Diploma on International Humanitarian Law from NALSAR University of Law, India.

Mostafa publishes widely in the domain of international law, environmental law, and human rights with a particular focus on correlation of international and domestic law, and legal and policy responses to climate change and human mobility. He was awarded MAHBUB-UL-HAQ Research Awards in 2008 for a research monograph on ‘Understanding Suicide Terrorism in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka’ and the BBC Live News interviewed Mostafa aftermath of the suicide attacks in Sri Lanka in 2019. He has experience of working with national, international and inter-governmental human rights and environmental organizations including ADB, ICRC, UNDP and IOM.

Professional associations

  • Asian Society of International Law, Singapore, Executive Council Member
  • Australia New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL), member
  • International Law Association (Australia Branch), member
  • Bangladesh Chapter of Asian Society of International Law, Organizing Secretary
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales, Barrister and Solicitor (Admitted)
  • Law Society of Western Australia, Member
  • Lincolns Inn, United Kingdom, Member
  • Supreme Court Bar Association, Bangladesh, Member
  • Chittagong District Bar Association, Member

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • Mahbub-ul-Hoque Research Awards, 2018
  • 2009 - 2012 - iMQRES Scholarship for PhD study at Macquarie Law School (AUD 24,000 p.a.).

National and International Research Positions

  • Legal expert (pro bono), Legal Response Initiative (LRI), London (continuing)
  • Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Network, Lund, Sweden. (continuing)
  • Visiting Scholar, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney. (2014)
  • Visiting Researcher, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. (2012)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Public International Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Refugee and Migration Law
  • Climate Change Migration and Adaptation
  • Corporate Governance


  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law Pty Ltd, 2017.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University, 2013.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Humanitarian Law, India, 2009.
  • Bachelor of Laws with second class honours (lower division), United Kingdom, 2006.
  • Master of Laws, Bangladesh, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Laws, Bangladesh, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Naser, M., (2018), Building Resilient Communities in Bangladesh through Migration as Adaptation: Legal and Policy Perspectives in the Context of Environmental Migration. Building Resilient Communities: Land Use Change, Rural Development and Adaptation to Climate Consequences, 282-310, USA, Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program/Lulu Publishing House.

Journal Articles

  • Naser, M., Swapan, MS., Ahsan, R., Afroz, T., Ahmed, S., (2019), Climate change, migration and human rights in Bangladesh: Perspectives on governance. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 60(2), 175-190, DOI:
  • Naser, M., Nisbet, T., Afroz, T., (2018), The Discord between International and Australian Approaches to Pesticide Regulation and the Precautionary Principle. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 35(4), 392-407.
  • Naser, M., (2015), Climate Change and Migration: Law and Policy Perspectives in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Law and Society, 2(1), 35-53, Online, Cambridge University Press and KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, DOI: 10.1017/als.2014.7.


  • Sithole, WW., Naser, M., Guadagno, L., (2015), Indigenous Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction: Documenting Community Practices in Papua New Guinea., Port Morseby, Papua New Guinea, International Organization for Migration, Papua New Guinea.
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