Abdullah Al Arif

Abdullah Al Arif

Abdullah Al Arif

Abdulla Al Arif

PhD Candidate

Macquarie Law School
Email: abdullah-al.arif@mq.edu.au

Abdullah Al Arif is currently undertaking his doctoral research at Macquarie Law School with an International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES). He completed his LLB (Honours) and LLM at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He also completed an LLM in international law at South Asian University (New Delhi, India) with the esteemed SAARC‐India Silver Jubilee Scholarship. He was awarded the SAU Gold Medal for securing the first position in his LLM class of 2013. Arif served as a Senior Lecturer and Lecturer at the Department of Law, Daffodil International University (Dhaka, Bangladesh) during 2013–2015. He also served as the editor of Juris, the erstwhile weekly law section of the daily Dhaka Tribune during 2013–2015. Arif received the prestigious University Grants Commission (Bangladesh) Award in 2014 for his outstanding contribution to research and publications. Arif is currently serving as Assistant Editor of the ILA Reporter, the official blog of the International Law Association (Australian Branch). His areas of interest include fisheries and marine resource management, ocean governance and the law of the sea, marine environmental law, and regional cooperation in managing trans-boundary fisheries resources.

Education

2015 – Present: PhD Candidate, Macquarie Law School, NSW, Australia
Thesis title: Achieving Sustainable Management of Marine Fisheries in Bangladesh: A Legal and Policy Analysis
Supervisors: Professor Shawkat Alam and Professor Natalie Klein

2011 – 2013:  LLM, International Law, South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi, India
First Position, University Gold Medallist
Thesis: Sustainable Marine Fisheries in South Asia: A Legal and Policy Analysis
Supervisor: Dr. Luther Rangreji

2008 – 2009:  LLM, General, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

2004 – 2008:  LLB, Honours, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Teaching Areas

Law of the Sea (LAW 586/892)
Sustainability, Science and the Law (LEX 102)
Law of International Organisations (LAW 890)

Thesis Summary

Sustainable management of marine fisheries is a complex, multi-dimensional and multi-stakeholder process that entails sustainable use of marine living resources and conservation of marine biodiversity. Legislative, policy and institutional frameworks play a crucial role in conservation and management of fish stocks at all levels of governance – global, regional, national and local. This thesis examines inadequacies and implementation gaps in the legislative, policy and institutional frameworks that contribute to the unsustainable exploitation of marine fish stocks in Bangladesh. It recommends law and policy reform for conservation and sustainable management of marine fisheries in Bangladesh and in the Bay of Bengal.

Awards and Scholarships

2015International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES)
2014UGC Award for excellent research and publication in Arts, Humanities, and Law branch
2013  SAU Gold Medal for securing the first position in LLM at South Asian University  
2013SAARC-India Silver Jubilee Scholarship to pursue LLM at South Asian University

Publications

Research Articles in Refereed Journals

Arif, Abdullah Al, ‘Exploring the Legal Status and Key Features of Ecosystem‐Based Fisheries Management in International Fisheries Law’ (2018) 27(3) Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law 320. Available: 10.1111/reel.12254

Al Arif, Abdullah, ‘Legal Status of the Precautionary Principle in International Fisheries Law and its Application in the Marine Fisheries Regime of Bangladesh’ (2018) 3(1) Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 95. Available: 10.1163/24519391-00301004

Arif, Abdullah Al, ‘Legal Status of Maximum Sustainable Yield Concept in International Fisheries Law and its Adoption in the Marine Fisheries Regime of Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis’ (2017) 32(3) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 544. Available: 10.1163/15718085-12323054

Al Arif, Abdullah and Md. Ershadul Karim, ‘Marine Pollution and the South Asian Coastal States: A Legal Appraisal’ (2013) 9(2) Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law 18.

Books Edited

Arif, Abdullah Al (ed) Juris: A Layman's Guide to the Law (Palal Prokashoni, Dhaka, 2015).

Book Chapters

Arif, Abdullah Al, ‘Independence of Supreme Court in the Cyber World’ in Md. Hasibul Haque (ed) Independence of Judiciary: Expectations and Achievements (Bangladesh Law Association, Dhaka, 2014) 147.

Arif, Abdullah Al, ‘Guarding Our Environment’ in Arif, Abdullah Al (ed) Juris: A Layman's Guide to the Law (Palal Prokashoni, Dhaka, 2015) 81.

Arif, Abdullah Al, ‘Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ in Arif, Abdullah Al (ed) Juris: A Layman's Guide to the Law(Palal Prokashoni, Dhaka, 2015) 272.

Arif, Abdullah Al, ‘Unsung Hero: Justice Radhabinod Pal’ in Arif, Abdullah Al (ed) Juris: A Layman's Guide to the Law (Palal Prokashoni, Dhaka, 2015) 238.

Arif, Abdullah Al, ‘'You're Under Arrest!'’ in Arif, Abdullah Al (ed)Juris: A Layman's Guide to the Law (Palal Prokashoni, Dhaka, 2015) 55.

Other Publications

Arif, Abdullah Al, Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in International Fisheries Law and Its Implementation in Bangladesh, ILA Reporter (February 2019).

Arif, Abdullah Al, An Introduction to International Fisheries Law Research, GlobaLex (February 2018).

Arif, Abdullah Al, Marine Fisheries Law: Adopting the Precautionary Principle, The Daily Star, 27 September 2016.

Arif, Abdullah- Al, International Environmental Law and the Global South, edited by Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez and Jona Razzaque, published by Cambridge University Press, 2015, 631 pp., £99.99, hardback, (2016) 25(3) Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 399 (Book Review).

Arif, Abdullah Al and Md Ershadul Karim,A Research Guide on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), GlobaLex (June 2015).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

‘The Legal Status of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management in International Environmental Law and Its Adoption in the Marine Fisheries Regime in Bangladesh’ (Paper presented at the International Law Association Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia, 19 – 24 August 2018).

‘The Legal Status of the Precautionary Principle in International Fisheries Law and its Application in the Marine Fisheries Regime of Bangladesh’ (Paper presented at the MARE People and the Sea Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 5 – 7 July 2017).

‘The Legal Status of the Precautionary Principle in International Fisheries Law and its Application in the Marine Fisheries Regime in South Asia’ (Paper presented at the Young Scholars Workshop, South Asian University, New Delhi, India, 1 – 2 February 2016).

‘Water as a Human Right in Bangladesh: Legal and Regulatory Concerns’ (Paper presented at Bangladesh Summit on Sustainable Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 – 19 August 2014).

Affiliations

2019 – Present  Assistant Editor, the ILA Reporter (www.ilareporter.org.au)
2018 – Present  HDR (Higher Degree Research) Mentor, Macquarie University
2018 – Present  Member, Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL)
2016 – Present  Member, Macquarie Marine Research Centre, Macquarie University
2016 – Present  Member, Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie Law School
2014 – Present  Member, Bangladesh Bar Council and Dhaka Bar Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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