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Dr Mostafa Naser


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

  • Legal Research and Thesis 1
  • Legal Research and Thesis 2
  • Principles of Contract and Corporate Law in Business


Mostafa lectured at Macquarie University, Federation University and University of Chittagong. He holds a LLB (Hons) from the University of London, a Master’s degree in law from the University of Chittagong, a Post Graduate Diploma on International Humanitarian Law from NALSAR University of Law, India and a PhD in Law from Macquarie University, Australia. Mostafa qualified as Advocate of Judges Court and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and has practiced law in both jurisdictions. Mostafa’s areas of research and professional interests include commercial law, refugee and migration law, environmental law and human rights.

Mostafa has extensively published in reputed peer-reviewed academic journals and edited books including William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review (USA), Nordic Journal of International Law (Sweden) and Asian Journal of Law and Society (Cambridge University Press). He has been a research fellow, Earth System Governance Network; visiting researcher at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada and University of Sydney; Legal Expert of Legal Response Initiative (LRI), London; member of Asian Society of International Law (ASIL); organizing secretary, The Bangladesh Chapter of Asian Society of International Law. He was awarded MAHBUB-UL-HAQ Research Awards in 2008 for study on ‘Understanding Suicide Terrorism in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka’ and the outcome of the project is published as book by the Regional Centre for Strategic studies (RCSS). He has experience of working with national, international and inter-governmental human rights and environmental organizations including ADB, ICRC, UNDP and IOM. Mostafa has been a Research Consultant of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in MECLEP Project in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Professional Associations

  • Bangladesh Chapter of Asian Society of International Law, Organizing Secretary
  • Asian Society of International Law, Singapore, Member
  • Supreme Court Bar Association, Bangladesh, Member
  • Chittagong District Bar Association, Member
  • Lincolns Inn, United Kingdom, Member

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2009-2012 - iMQRES Scholarship for PhD study at Macquarie Law School (AUD 24,000 p.a.).
  • 2008 - Mahbub-ul-Hoque Research Awards 2008, Regional Centre for Strategic studies (RCSS), Sri Lanka.
  • 2008 - ICRC Scholarship for studying PGD on International Humanitarian Law in NALSAR University of Law, India.

National and International Research Positions

  • 2014 - Visiting Scholar, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.
  • 2013 – Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Network, Lund, Sweden.
  • 2012 - Visiting Researcher, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. [2012]

Research Areas and Interests

  • Corporate Law
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Refugee and Migration Law
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Disaster and Sustainable Development


  • 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

  • Afroz, T., Naser, M., (2014), Adaptation to Climate Change in the International Climate Change Regime: Challenges and Responses. Implementing Adaptation Strategies by Legal, Economic and Planning Instruments on Climate Change, 4(20), 1-11, Heidelberg, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77614-7.
  • Naser, M., (2013), Conceptualising Climate-Induced Displacement in Bangladesh. Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region, 225-243, New York, Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • Naser, M., (2013), Climate-induced displacement in Bangladesh: recognition and protection under international law. Nordic Journal of International Law, 82(4), 487-527, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/15718107-08204002.
  • Naser, M., (2013), Preventing climate-induced displacement in Bangladesh through strengthening adaptation strategies. LAWASIA Journal, n/a(2013), 73-90, University of Queensland.

Conference Publications

  • Naser, M., (2013), Protection of Climate-induced Displacement: Towards a Rights-based Normative Framework. Human Rights Research, 8(19th of November, 2013), 19p., New Zealand, New Zealand Centre for Public Law, Victoria University.


  • 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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