HDR Students

amrithsb@gmail.com

BAL. LL.B, LL.M (Cochin University), LL.M (King’s College London)

Research Interests

Environmental Law, Natural resources law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Plant Varieties Law, Farmers Rights

Research Overview

The research revolves around the rights of farmers and protection of their traditional knowledge in India especially in the wake of challenges posed by climate change. In this regard, an examination of the farming techniques employed by farmers and an analysis of the working of regulatory systems is intended to be done. The study proposes to suggest possible changes to the existing framework, reflecting an equitable approach considering food security, farmers rights and governance of local knowledge, based on empirical studies along with analysis of the implementation of existing provisions. Such framework may be potentially useful for making suitable changes in the Australian framework.

Research Outputs

Books

  1. Chapter in Books Amrithnath SB, ‘The Scope of Right of Reproduction under EU law: Emerging Trends’in Dr. VK Ahuja and Dr. Archa Vashishtha (eds.), ‘Intellectual Property Rights: Contemporary Developments’, Thomson Reuters (2020).

Journal Articles Book Review: Erkki J Hollo (ed.), ‘Water Resource Management and the Law (Edward Elgar 2017)’, 16/1 Law, Environment and Development Journal (2020), p. 93.

  1. Amrithnath SB, ‘National Green Tribunal and the Art of Living Case: A Missed Opportunity’, Delhi Journal of Contemporary Law, 1(1)  2018, 129.
  2. Amrithnath SBLegal Concepts used to Protect Person’, Vitasta Law Journal 2 VLJ (2012) 39.
  3. Amrithnath SBLegal Education in a Globalised Economy, is there a need for changing the purpose? An Indian Perspective’Legal News and Views 26 (5) May 2012 2.
  4. Amrithnath SBInter-State Migrant Workmen Act 1979: Is it Adequate to Protect the Migrant Workmen?Vitasta Law Journal. 1 VLJ (2011) 129.
  5. Amrithnath SBPatent rights over Human Biological Materials: An Equitable Legal Regime’, Indian Law Institute Law Review 1 (2) ILI Law Rev. (2010) 302.

Blog Posts

Conferences and Seminars

Presented a paper on ‘Reforms in Corporate re-organization under new Companies Act 2013’ in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Law of Corporate Reorganisation in India, from 5-7th March 2015 at School of Legal Studies, CUSAT.

  1. Presented a paper on ‘Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in India’ in the International Interdisciplinary Seminar on Human Trafficking and Exploitation of Children – Human Rights Dimensions on January 16-17 2015, at Department of Law, University of Kerala.
  2. Presented a Paper on ‘Sexual Offences against Married Women’, in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Women’s Rights, from 10th to 11th December 2014 at MES College Marampilly, Ernakulam.
  3. Presented a Paper on ‘Disaster Management in India: A Legal Analysis’, in the UGC sponsored Inter Disciplinary National Seminar on Disaster Management & Law: An Overview, from 3rd to 5th December 2014 at the Govt. Law College, Ernakulam.
  4. Presented a Paper on ‘Copyright and Freedom of Expression’, in the National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights on Copyright, Patent and Protection of Indigenous Medicinal Plants, Herbs, Roots and Practices organised by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun from 24th to 25th November 2012.
  1. Presented a Paper on ‘Legal Education in the Globalised Economy, Is There a Need for Changing the Purpose’ in the CLEA Biennial Conference 2011 organised by the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and National Law School of India University, Bangalore from 29th to 30th January 2011.
  2. Presented a Paper on ‘Right to Refuse Life Sustaining Treatment’ in the National Seminar on “Right to Health Care” from 26th to 27th March 2010 at School of Legal Studies, CUSAT.
  3. Presented a Paper on ‘Domain Name Protection’ in the National Seminar on “Trips and Globalization: Legal Framework and Changes” (U.G.C.  Sponsored) from 12th to 14th March 2009 at the Govt. Law College, Ernakulam.

Teaching Experience

Teaching experience of around 8 years for undergraduate and postgraduate law courses. Also teaching law and policy courses for MA (Sustainable Development Practice) and intellectual property rights course for MSc (Plant Biotechnology) programmes.

Research experience of around 2 years as Research Assistant to Prof N R Madhava Menon and as Research Officer for National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

ana.rengelgoncalves@uon.edu.au

aprengelgoncalves@gmail.com

Msc.

Research Interests

Waste management, informal recycling sector, incineration, payment for environmental services, climate change.

Research Overview

My research investigates strategies for sustainable waste management in the Global South, in a view to respecting socio-environmental concerns.

Research Outputs

Books

Gonçalves, Ana Paula Rengel. Agroecologia e Pagamentos por Serviços Ambientais: Lições e Perspectivas. Direito Ambiental no Século XXI series (Inst. O direito por um Planeta Verde, 2017).

Peters, Edson L.; Tarso de Lara Pires, Paulo; Gonçalves, Ana Paula Rengel. 250 questões de Direito Ambiental. 2 edition. (Jurua, 2013).

Chapter in Books

Under review

Chapter 74 on the World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement 33: Brazil – Retreated Tyres.

Invited contributor for the Encyclopedia on Trade and Environmental Law as part of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law published by Edward Elgar.

Journal Articles

English

No Time to Waste: Payment for Urban Environmental Services as a tool to support invisible recyclers in Brazil.  Accepted (Journal article).

Goncalves, Ana Paula Rengel; Pope, Kamila; Bonatti, Michelle; Lana, Marcos; Sieber, Stefan. Payment for Environmental Services to Promote Agroecology: The Case of the Complex Context of Rural Brazilian. Sustainable Agriculture Research 7, no. 2 (2018): 56-73. Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education.

Portuguese

Goncalves, Ana Paula Rengel; Jodas, Natalia (2017). ‘Reflexões sobre a economia ecológica enquanto Propulsora de um Estado de Direito Ecológico‘ (Thoughts on ecological economics while the thrusting engine behind the Ecological Rule of Law) in José Rubens Morato Leite et al (eds), Estado de Direito Ecológico (Inst. O direito por um Planeta Verde) (Peer Reviewed Book Chapter).

Goncalves, Ana Paula Rengel; Aydos, Elena (2017). ‘Pagamento Por Serviços Ambientais e Agricultura Sustentável: A Necessidade de uma Normativa que Celebre a Indissolúvel Relação entre Natureza e Cultura’ in Ana Alice de Carli et al (eds), O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental (Inst. O direito por um Planeta Verde) (Peer Reviewed Book Chapter).

Melo, Melissa Ely; Goncalves, Ana Paula Rengel (2017). Pagamento por Seviços Ambientais (PSA): uma visão regional dos avanços e limites da experiência brasileira. XII Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Ecológica. (Conference Proceedings).

Goncalves, Ana Paula Rengel; Dalla Corte, Thaís; Araújo, Honácio Braga (2016). A (In)Sustentabilidade dos Monocultivos Transgênicos no Contexto das Mudanças Climáticas. In: Derani, Cristiane; Sholz, Mariana Caroline. (orgs.). Mudanças climáticas e recursos genéticos: regulamentação jurídica na COP21. v. 01, p. 273-306. 01ed.Florianópolis/SC. (FUNJAB) (Peer Reviewed Book Chapter).

Blog Posts

https://ypard.net/2020-05-25/covid-19s-web-neglect-case-waste-pickers

Conferences and Seminars

2019 Waste Pickers’ Cooperatives Integration in the Brazilian Waste Management System – at the International 14th Co-operative Alliance Asia-Pacific Research Conference.

2018 Payment for Urban Environmental Services and the waste pickers: A tool to overcome environmental and social challenges in Brazil – at 19th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation (GCET) - Environmental Tax Challenges in the 21st Century: Urban Concentration and Increasing Transport.

2018 Proposing a new narrative of the role of agriculture in promoting resilience and mitigating climate change in developing countries – at the Narratives of Climate Change Symposium.

2017 Payments for Environmental Services and Sustainable Agriculture: A comparative study between Brazil and the European Union – Executive Training – at the Brazil EU Program.

2016 Fostering agroecology in Brazil – at IUCN World Conference – Young Professionals.

2015 Climate change and renewable energies: a legal approach of the case of biofuels production and use in Brazil - 7th German-Brazilian Symposium for Sustainable Development.

Teaching Experience

Experience teaching environmental law at post-graduate level and giving public presentations in Australia and internationally, including “International Clinical Legal Externship Program on environmental law (Brazil)”, “International Study Experience on Climate Change Law and Policy (Japan)”, and “EDX International Climate Change Law and Policy Course (Massive Open Online Courses – MOOC)”

Belinda.charlton@uon.edu.au]

Dip Mkt, Dip Law (LPAB), GDLP, MEL

Belinda Charlton is a NSW legal practitioner admitted to practice in 2005. She has admissions to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Belinda began her legal career undertaking paralegal work in local government in 1995 and with leave of the Court, started prosecuting in the local court jurisdiction shortly thereafter.

She runs her own Environmental, Planning and Cultural (Customary) Law Practice and is a referral agency for the Environmental Defenders Office of NSW.

She has a Masters in Environmental Law from Newcastle University, a United Nations Co-certification in Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction (Strategic Disaster Risk Planning and Response), a United Nations Co-certification in Sustainable Development and the 2030 Development Agenda (Strategic Planning Advisory and Consultancy).

Belinda is also a recognised Community Advocate for Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast Regions endorsed by the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and the Office of Environment Energy and Science NSW.

Belinda has qualifications in Climate Change Law and Policy, Anti-Corruption, Marketing and Public Relations and was an Accredited Mediator from 2009-2012.

Belinda has also worked as an Internal Ombudsman for the former Wyong Shire Council and Ombudsman for the Central Coast Water Authority.

Belinda volunteers her time in the furtherance of the Legal Profession participating as a:

* Committee Member of the Environmental Planning Law Association of NSW (EPLA);

* Committee Member of the Law Society of NSW Environmental Planning and Development Committee which delves into all aspects of environment and planning law, raising awareness across the legal profession and the wider community about new and upcoming changes to NSW and national legislation, as well developments in case law and policy, bringing together a network of enthusiastic practitioners to discuss their shared interest in the environment, including the areas of planning, biodiversity, agriculture, climate change, mining, forestry and water.

* (Former) Committee Member of the Law Society of NSW Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee which promotes diversity, equality and inclusion in the legal profession, in particular by progressing initiatives to ensure the equality of opportunity for all members of the profession, regardless of race, ethnicity, heritage, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

Belinda represents both public and private sector clients, community organisations, EDO referral clients and undertakes significant pro-bono work on behalf of elderly, disabled and indigenous groups.

She has also undertaken public policy work on behalf of the Commonwealth Government of Australia in the Pacific Island Nation of Kirribati in relation to Strategic Planning, Waste Management, Water Quality, Minimum Public Health Standards, as well as on Climate Change Mitigation.

In 2019 as part of an Externship with the University of Newcastle, Belinda worked on Brazil’s response to the 2030 Agenda reporting framework to the United Nations; significant land and groundwater contamination matters; and on the Brumadinho Mining Disaster. She is also a co-author of a Journal Article on Climate Change, Social Impacts and Indigenous Rights in the context of the recent Land and Environment Court decision of Gloucester Resources Ltd.

Research Interests

Environmental Law, Planning Law, Aboriginal Culture, Aboriginal Land Management Practice, Traditional Aboriginal Cultural Fire Practice, Indigenous Cultural Burning Practice, Natural Resource Management, Natural Hazards, Climate Change, Cultural Disconnection, Self Determination

Research Overview

Aboriginal Land Management Practices and the Notion of Custodianship: Identifying Contemporary Legal and Land Management Failures to Mitigate Increasing Natural Hazards, Climate Change and Cultural Disconnection

This thesis aims to demonstrate through the lens of Indigenous cultural burning practice, that two separate and distinct fire practices can comfortably exist within a legal framework whereby Western practices do not need to dominate over Indigenous practices but instead, the two practices can operate in consonance.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Aydos E, Charlton B, Cornett G, Gray K, Scott N, 'Rocky Hill: A Legal Breakthrough in the Consideration of Climate Change and Social Impacts of Coal Mines', Carbon & Climate Law Review, 14 98-106 (2020) [C1] DOI 10.21552/cclr/2020/2/5

janet.grumley@uon.edu.au

BNur (1995, AU, UWS), BNur Hons (1998, AU, UWS), NP2 (UK, 2005, KCL), DipLaw (2017, AU, LPAB), GDLP (2019, NSW, CoL)

Research Overview

The emphasis of Janet’s PhD is on “The Voice of NSW Justices of the Peace, Reflections on the Experience and Perceptions on that Role”, under the supervision of Professor Lisa Toohey.  Having already commenced a preliminary literature survey on the history of JPs, the differences in their use in other jurisdictions and through her own experience as a JP, Janet arrived at her focus on the 21st Century.

At 90,000, NSW has, by far, the largest number of JPs in Australia but little evidence exists of their practices in a largely self-supervised socio-legal role. As a JP herself, and as President of a local branch of the NSW Justices' Association, Janet found that JPs are under-researched as an entity within the NSW legal system. Her choice of PhD topic is driven by the need to provide an evidence-base for the various institutions discussing JP modernisation, training and policy.

Janet is an experienced researcher, having worked in London for King’s College London and for Guy’s and St Thomas' Hospital Trust in medical research. She has strong experience with data collection under strict protocols: in London, this was one of her prime responsibilities, along with recruiting and interviewing participants on sensitive topics, project management and liaising/presenting on large multi-cohort studies. On returning to Australia, she translated her expertise in the management of protocol-governed research into a senior role in clinical governance in Sydney. That work, which included morbidity and mortality investigations, adverse event analysis anchored in reform; this was coupled with a stint working as the officer dealing with the Coroner and HCCC portfolio for the Ministry of Health. This work led her to look harder at ‘governance’ and ‘evidence’, by studying law in Sydney. As a JP, Janet became aware of the breadth and depth of issues confronting the modern use of JPs and the absence of data from and about JPs.

Janet is interested to hear from others with related interests and is happy to discuss issues that have led to this PhD to any interested JP groups, law firms and governing bodies.

Key words: Justices of the Peace; qualitative; phenomenography; lay participation; access to justice

Research Outputs

  • Steer S, Lad B, Grumley J, Kingsley GH, Fisher S. Association of R602W in a protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTPN22) gene with a high risk of early onset RA in a British population. Arthritis Rheum. 2005; 52:358-60. Presented at ARC Conference by Dr S Steer
  • Bennett, A.N., Peterson, P., Zain, A., Grumley, J., Panayi, G., Kirkham, B., Adalimumab in clinical practice. Outcome in 70 rheumatoid arthritis patients, including comparison of patients with and without previous anti-TNF exposure. Rheumatology 2005 44(8):1026-1031. Also in Internal Medicine Journal. 35 (11): A97, November 2005. https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/article/44/8/1026/1772003

Acknowledged: too many to list:

Posters:

  • 2010: Conference poster: ISQUA Paris: How Eventful Was Your Hospital Stay? R.B. Sullivan, J.A. Grumley, J. Carragher, W. Pang; AU
  • 2006: Conference poster: British Society of Rheumatology ‘What patients want in a Rheumatology Service’, Grumley, J., Panayi, G., Kirkham, B.W.; BSR Glasgow. [and presented in London]
  • 2006: Conference poster: British Society of Rheumatology. Work instability, functional impairment and disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Macedo, A.M., Oakley, S.O., Kaul, A., Davies, R., Grumley, J., Panayi, G., Kirkham, B.W.; BSR Glasgow.
  • 2006: Conference Poster: British Society of Rheumatology. Steer S, Lad B, Grumley J, Kingsley GH, Fisher S. Association of R602W in a protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTPN22) gene with a high risk of early onset RA in a British population. Arthritis Rheum. 2005, 52:358-60. [presented at ARC by Dr S Steer also presented in America]
  • 2005: Conference poster: EULAR- Sweden. Adalimumab in clinical practice-initial experience at a single UK Centre. A.N. Bennett, P. Peterson, Grumley, J., Panayi, G., Kirkham, B.W.
  • 2004: Conference poster: British Society of Rheumatology. Adalimumab in clinical practice-initial experience at a single UK Centre. A.N. Bennett, P. Peterson, Grumley, J., Panayi, G., Kirkham, B.W. [Also, poster presented at EULAR- Sweden]

Also, articles in non-peer reviewed papers: Newsletter for GPs; Trust and PCT papers and reports; NRAS articles on adalimumab.

hasanthi.kingsley@newcastle.edu.au

B. Sc. Dev Com, MEnvMgt, PhD Candidate

Research Interests

climate change law and policy, climate adaptation, climate justice,

Research Overview

As climate change has global scale repercussions on the distribution of people’s rights, resources and their opportunities to live productive and meaningful lives, my PhD research focuses on the social, political and institutional ramifications of climate adaptation especially in the developing world and associated climate justice issues. My research examines climate justice implications in adaptation policy in the Global South taking climate adaptation initiatives in Sri Lanka as a case study. My main theoretical frameworks are Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach and Nancy Fraser’s theory of recognition and participation. Based on these theoretical approaches, I will be taking distributive equity, capabilities, recognition and participation as key principles for examining how climate justice may be addressed in adaptation policy and practice in communities receiving adaptation assistance and finance.

My research objectives are the following:

  1. To analyse the policy and legal frameworks that are influential in shaping climate adaptation measures and climate justice concerns at the local level.
  2. To identify enabling or disabling factors that influence adaptation and resilience of communities (achieved adaptive capacities or ‘functionings’ according to Amartya Sen's Capability Approach).
  3. To determine if and how climate justice is being addressed, through principles of distributive equity, social and political recognition, beneficiary participation, and building of adaptive capacity (i.e. capabilities to adapt); and
  4. To provide recommendations for policy formulation for improving adaptive capacity of communities affected by climate change.

Karen.Bowers@uon.edu.au

BA Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics), MA Commerce, MA Business Law, JD

Research Interests

Public Health Law, Torts Law, Medical Negligence and Mediation

Research Overview

I stared my career as an accredited practising dietitian way back in 2001 and I have over 10 years’ experience providing expert nutrition advice to patients and health professionals in both the clinical and public health setting. Over time, I realised that my reach would never be sufficient to have a major impact on population level outcomes. This was one of the main reasons I decided to pursue a law degree as I was interested in advocating for legislative change.

I was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in April 2015 and I hold a current unrestricted practising certificate. I have over 5 years legal experience managing health liability claims on behalf of the NSW government and I have demonstrated my ability to convey accurate and substantiated medico-legal advice.

I am committed to further study at this point in my career as I believe it will extend my reach and effectiveness in providing better health outcomes for the wider community from my research findings.

PhD research topic

I have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact that medical negligence cases have on have on patients, their families, and the health professionals involved, as well as the wider community. For this reason, I have decided to focus my research on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and the best interest of claimants in medical negligence matters in NSW. I believe this topic is worth investigating to provide a verifiable underpinning for future legislative developments in this area of law, particularly given the paucity of published peer-review research currently available.

maurofigueredode.figueiredo@uon.edu.au

LLM (Research & Thesis)

Mauro Figueiredo is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Newcastle in Australia;  Member of ELAW - Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide and the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law. He is also co-author of the Brazilian Future Ocean Panel; former representative of NGOs from South of Brazil in the National Council of the Environment (CONAMA) and also represented the national civil society organizations in the Group for Coastal Management of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Ocean Resources in Brazil; he has been working as a consultant for national and international NGOs; Mauro has experience teaching environmental law and for over twenty years has been dedicated to public interest environmental law.

Research Interests

Ecological Law; Oceans Coasts and Climate Change, Surfing Reserves, Nature-based Solutions

Research Overview

Law For Nature Based Solutions: Designing Eco-Legal Systems for Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Coastal Zones

The aim of this thesis is to develop guidelines for designing ecological legal systems that can work towards the implementation of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) in the coastal zone.

The coastal zone is often a crucial site for sustainable development while also being exposed to the risk of ecological emergencies.
The risk of ecological and human emergencies in the coastal zone is increasing under climate change.
Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) has been identified as a potential strategy for achieving effective and ecologically sound adaptation to climate impacts. The novelty of this proposal is that the systems thinking will be used as a theoretical referential for supporting the idea of ecological law as an approach for designing legal systems that are able to support successful implementation of EbA initiatives in the coastal zone. Drawing togetherinsights from ecology, systems thinking and law, the thesis will develop theoretically informed guidelines to assess the capacity of existing coastal legal systems to implement EbA from the ecocentric perspective.

Research Outputs

Books

PORTANOVA, R. S.; LEITE, A. O.; FIGUEIREDO, M. F.

(Org.). Os 15 anos da Lei no 9.985, de 18 de julho de 2000: Anais do

II Congresso de Direito Ambiental das Áreas Protegidas. São Paulo: Ixtlan, 2015.

Chapter in Books

Javier García Sanabria et. al. - Comparative Study of Management Practices of

Ibero-American States Regarding the Conservation and Sustainable Use of

Biodiversity: Which Lessons for ABNJ?. 41 pp - in Toledo & Tassin

(Editors), Guide to the Navigation of Marine Biodiversity Beyond National

Jurisdiction.

FIGUEIREDO, M. F.

A Constituição Federal e a sustentabilidade do território Marinho Brasileiro.

In. LIMA, A. (org) 30 Anos da Constituição, Direitos Socioambientais: história, avanços e desafios. Mil Folhas IEB, 2018.

FIGUEIREDO, M. F.

Promotion and Management of Marine Fisheries in Brazil. In: Gerd Winter.

(Org.). Towards Sustainable Fisheries Law. Gland: IUCN Publications Services,

2009, v., p. 187-230.

Blog Posts

Ministério Público of Brazil: An Institution in Defense of Future Generations

ELAW Spotlight - 2013

https://elawspotlight.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/ministerio-publico-of-brazil-an-institution-in-defense-of-future-generations/

Conferences and Seminars

FIGUEIREDO, M. F. The Constitutional Protection of Protected Areas, the Recategorization of Nature Conservation Units and the Law Project No. 4,198 of 2012. In: Brazilian

Congress of Environmental Law -19 .: São Paulo, SP 2014. v. 2.

Teaching Experience

2019 to 2020 (three editions) Guest Lecturer in the postgraduate course (LAWS6038) ‘Law and Economics of Climate Change - University of Newcastle.

2006-2011 (four editions) Environmental Law in the Post-Graduation Course in Environmental Law and Management at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Florianópolis (FCSF) of the Complex of High Studies of Santa Catarina (CESUSC).

2003-2005 Lecturer Environmental Law – University of South Santa Catarina – Brazil

mohammadsaidul.islam@uon.edu.au

LLB, LLM, Post Graduate Diploma, M Phil

Research Interests

Restorative Justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Humanitarian Law, criminal justice, human rights, crimes

Research Overview

Mr Mohammad Saidul Islam is a PhD (Law) candidate and is the recipient of a Vice-Chancellor's HDR Training Scholarship.  Mr Islam’s research focuses on Restorative Justice Approach in the Criminal Justice System of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study. Before starting his PhD journey, Islam worked on many legal issues including armed conflict, terrorism, cyber warfare, women`s rights, human rights violations of refugees, humanitarian law, alternative dispute resolution, law of inheritance.

After completing his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Chittagong in 2007 and 2008 respectively, Mr. Islam commenced his career as a university lecturer. He has worked in many universities in Bangladesh from 2008 to 2020 and is now working at the University of Newcastle. He completed a post-graduate diploma on international humanitarian law from Nalsar University, India, under ICRC scholarship in 2013, and in 2017 he was awarded a Master of Philosophy from the University of Chittagong under the prestigious UGC scholarship.

His research experience includes the publication of 12 peer-reviewed articles which appeared in national and international journals and the publication of a book chapter. He has participated and presented papers in number of national and international conferences and delivered lectures in many institutions as a guest lecturer.

Research Outputs

Chapter in Books

  1. Islam, M. S. (2020). Jus in Bello and the Acts of Terrorism: A Study. In Management Association, I. (Eds.), Cyber Warfare and Terrorism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1363-1378). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-2466-4.ch080

Journal Articles

  1. Islam, M. S. (2011). Efficiency and effectiveness of Alternative Dispute Resolution schemes towards the promotion of Access to Justice in Bangladesh. IIUC Studies. vol. 8. (published). Available at: https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/IIUCS
  2. Mohammad Hasan Murad & Islam, M. S. (2012). A Proposal for Open Standard Based Legal Document Management System for the Parliament of Bangladesh. Mediterranean Journal of Social Science. 3(2). (published) Web: http://www.mcser.org.
  3. Islam, M. S. (2012). Application of the Doctrine of Representation to Ensure the Inheritance Right of the Orphaned Grandchildren in Bangladesh and Pakistan: A Critical Review of the Reforms of Islamic Law of Succession. Chittagong University Journal of Law. vol. xvii (published).
  1. K. A. Hoque, Md. J. Uddin and Islam, M. S. (2013). Inheritance Right of Women in Islam: An Assessment. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts.  vol. 2.  (published). http://www.ijits.net/inheritance-rights-women-islamic-law-assessment-kazi-arshadul-hoque-muhammad-jalal-uddin-mohammad-saidul-islam/
  2. Md. Jalal Uddin, Suraya Mamtaj and Islam, M. S. (2013). State Obligation towards the Fulfilment of the Right to Health: A Study in Bangladesh Perspective. Mediterranean Journal of Social Science. 4 (13)(published) http://www.mcser.org.
  1. Abdul Malek and Islam, M. S, (2013). The Extent of Criminal Responsibilities of a Superior for the commission of Offences by the Subordinates. Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization. Vol. 16. (Published).
  2. Islam, M. S. (2016).Contemporary Technological Development and Challenges to the International Humanitarian Law.  IIUC Studies.13. (Published). Available at: https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/IIUCS
  3. Islam, M. S. (2017). Cyber Warfare and International Humanitarian Law:  A Study.  International Journal of Ethics in Social Sciences. 5(1). Available at: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiNjceB_YDhAhULY48KHaTABKkQFjAAegQIChAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.crimbbd.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F11%2F08.-IJESS-5119-Saidul-Final.pdf&usg=AOvVaw14ku1BIuSvwEO9RnED0Xzh. (published)
  4. Islam, M. S. (2017). Domestic Measures during Peace Time for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law. IIUC Studies. 14(2) Published. Available at: https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/IIUCS
  5. Islam, M. S. (2018). Jus in Bello and the Acts of Terrorism. International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism. 8 (3). Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/article/jus-in-bello-and-the-acts-of-terrorism/209670
  6. Islam, M. S. (2018). The Historical Evolution of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) from Earliest Societies to Modern Age. Beijing Law Review. 9(2). Available at: https://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=85407
  7. Islam, M. S. (2019). Refugee Protection and Burden Sharing Responsibility of the States under Islamic and International Law: A Study in Syria Perspective. Southeast University Journal of Law. Vol. 3. (Published)

News Paper Articles:

  1. Islam, M. S (2020) ‘The Prospect of Restorative Justice’ New Age (National daily, Bangladesh), November 12, 2020.

Conferences and Seminars

  1. Islam, M. S (2020). ‘Random Wrongful Acquittals or Rightful Exonerations from Wrongful Convictions in Capital Cases: An Assessment in Bangladesh Context’ 6th FBL HDR Colloquium, the University of Newcastle. Held on November 26, 2020.
  2. Islam, M. S. (2019). The Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System of Bangladesh towards the Advancement of Rule of Law. National Conference on Rule of Law and Good Governance. Organized by Department of Law and Justice, Metropolitan University, Bangladesh. Held on March 2, 2019. (Paper presenter).
  3. Islam, M. S. (2019). Random Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration, Rare Compensation: A Need for a Compensation Statute in Bangladesh. Eighth International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Economics and Management Study - SEM 2019. The conference will be held at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom during 23-24 April 2019. (accepted for publication and oral presentation)
  4. Islam, M. S. (2019). Introduction of IHL and Relationship between Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law. In: Daylong seminar on “Islam and International Humanitarian Law” organized by ICRC and BIU. Held on February 23, 2019, Brac centre Inn Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  5. Islam, M. S. (2018). Technologically Advanced Means and Methods of Warfare and Its Impacts on Civilian Lives. 6th Advanced International Humanitarian Law South Asian Academics Training (AISAAT). Held on 9-11 May 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Paper presented)
  6. Islam, M. S. (2016). Introduction to International Humanitarian Law and Major Challenges in the present world. Seminar on Islam and International Humanitarian Law. (Paper presented)
  7. International Human Rights Conference 2016 organized by SARC Human Rights Foundation (participated)
  8. Teaching Reading Workshop organized by British Council (attended)
  9. Seminar on International Efforts for the Legal Protection of Refugees organized by the Faculty of Law, IIUC, (paper presented)
  10. Seminar on “Enhancement of Quality of Education IIUC perspective and Beyond”Organized by International Islamic University Chittagong. (participated)

Guest Lectures:

  1. Lecture on ‘Introduction of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the role of ICRC as a guardian of the law’ In: “Sensitization Session on Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and Islam/ International Humanitarian Law” organized by BDRCS, Islamic Foundation in joint collaboration with ICRC. Held on July 11, 2018, Bandorban, Bangladesh.
  2. Lecture on “Parliament and Parliament Management System” in training session for the officers of Bangladesh Jute Mills.
  3. Lecture on “Various Methodologies of Legal Research” on Workshop on Legal Research Methodology- Organized by Faculty of Law, International Islamic University Chittagong in 2016.
  4. Lecture on “How to Cite References in a Research Paper” on the Workshop on Legal Research Methodology- Organized by Faculty of Law and Self-Assessment (SA) Committee, International Islamic University Chittagong in 2017.

Training Programs

  1. Teachers` Training Programme on International Humanitarian Law (3days) 2009
  2. Clinical Legal Education Programme on Environment and Public Interest Litigation
  3. 23nd South Asia Teaching Session on International Humanitarian Law (7 days) 2013.
  4. Training programme on Evaluator`s Training on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, jointly organized by Senior Expert Service, Germany and Educational Quality Assurance Foundation, Bangladesh (14 days)
  5. 6th Advanced International Humanitarian Law South Asian Academics Training (AISAAT). Held on 9-11 May 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Teaching Experience

Sl.

Position

Department

Institution

Duration

Status

Job responsibilities

1.

Lecturer

Law

Southern University Bangladesh

June 2, 2008- November 2009

Permanent

Conducting classes, working as invigilator in the exam hall, conducting tutorials, helping students to prepare assignment and class presentation, evaluating answer scripts, question setting, working as exam committee member, counselling the poor students, supervising thesis students, doing some administrative works assigned by the chairman and Dean

2.

Lecturer

Law

Int. Islamic University Chittagong

November 2009- July 2013

Permanent

Do

3.

Assistant Professor

Law

Int. Islamic University Chittagong

July 2013- October 2018

Permanent

Do

4.

Assistant Professor

Maritime Law and Policy

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University

November 8, 2018- current.

Permanent

Do

Samuel.Woldemariam@newcastle.edu.au

LLB (Adama University, Ethiopia)

LLM (University of St. Thomas, USA),

PhD candidate (University of Newcastle, Australia)

Research Interests

Public international law, human rights, forced displacement, refugees, United Nations, African Union, international relations

Research Overview

Samuel’s research interest spans across areas of public international law and human rights. His PhD research, titled “Forced Human Displacement, the Third World and International Law: A Critical Look from the South”, critically evaluates the normative and institutional developments in international law in response to the phenomenon of forced human displacement. The research uses Third World Approaches to International Law in its analysis of these developments and centres Third World States and people in evaluating responses.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Woldemariam, Samuel Berhanu and Reta Alemu Nega, 'Internally displaced persons in the IGAD region: The need for a legal regime' (2020) Journal of the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) 79
  • Samuel Berhanu Woldemariam, ‘Legislating recognition and protection of climate-displaced persons’ (2020) Hong Kong Journal of Law and Public Affairs.
  • Woldemariam, Samuel Berhanu, Amy Maguire and Jason Von Meding, 'Forced Human Displacement, the Third World and International Law: A TWAIL Perspective' (2019) 20(1) Melbourne Journal of International Law 248

Journal Articles

  • Woldemariam, Samuel Berhanu and Reta Alemu Nega, 'Internally displaced persons in the IGAD region: The need for a legal regime' (2020) Journal of the African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) 79
  • Samuel Berhanu Woldemariam, ‘Legislating recognition and protection of climate-displaced persons’ (2020) Hong Kong Journal of Law and Public Affairs.
  • Woldemariam, Samuel Berhanu, Amy Maguire and Jason Von Meding, 'Forced Human Displacement, the Third World and International Law: A TWAIL Perspective' (2019) 20(1) Melbourne Journal of International Law 248

Blog Posts

  • Betwixt   Development and Securitisation of the Nile: Competing Narratives’, with   Yohannis E. Ayalew, Australian Outlook
  • ‘Julian   Assange has refused to surrender himself for extradition to the US. What   now?’, with Amy Maguire, The Conversation
  • ‘US   Treaty Withdrawals Undermine the Post-WWII Multilateral System’, with Amy   Maguire, Australian Outlook
  • ‘Australia   and other countries must prioritise humanity in dealing with displaced people   and migration’, with Amy Maguire and Jason von Meding, The Conversation
  • ‘Renewed commitment to multilateralism   required to deal with forced human displacement’, with Amy Maguire, The   Conversation

Conferences and Seminars

  • Forced Human Displacement, the Third World, and International Law’, 4th HDR Colloquium, Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle,   2018.
  • ‘Internally Displaced Persons in the IGAD Region: The Need   for a Legal Regime’, 6th Forum of the African Union Commission on   International Law, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, 2017.
  • ‘The   United Nations and forced human displacement: An assessment of the   multilateral promises of the UN charter’, with Amy Maguire, ANZSIL 25th   Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 2017.

Teaching Experience

  • Law of Business Organisations (LEGL2002)- Course coordinator and lecturer (S1, 2021)
  • Public International Law (LAWS4012; LAWS6013) – Lecturer (S2, 2018; S2, 2019)

Credentials  LLB, LLM The University of Dhaka ,Bangladesh.

Email: Sushmita.Choudhury@uon.edu.au

Research Interests

Refugee rights, farmers' rights, environmental law and human trafficking.

Research Overview

Sushmita Choudhury is a PhD Student at the Newcastle Law School who is undertaking research on farmers’ rights under Dr Kevin Sobel-Read and Dr. Marie Hadley's supervision. Sushmita was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Higher Degree by Research Training Program Scholarship in 2020.

Sushmita's research on enclave people living in Bangladesh and India has been published as a book titled 'Gray Image of Humanity in the Enclaves Zone' and is considered by UNHCR as the only reference publication for statelessness in Bangladesh. She has research experience on Rohingya refugees and climate change displacement.

Sushmita has experience working with the human rights industry. As a Human Rights Program Specialist with Relief International USA, she served victims of human trafficking living in Bangladesh. While working with Relief International, she was invited to the International Visitor Leadership Program(IVLP) as a young leader in the human rights field, funded by the US Department of State. She aims to have a career as a human rights advocate with the research focus on the different spectrum of human rights violation

PhD research 

Sushmita’s passion for advocating the human rights of the vulnerable communities drives her to undertake a PhD research on farmers and their rights, which have been adversely impacted in the modern era. In this wake of commercialisation, farmers in developing countries face challenges in continuing their traditional farming practices; Bangladesh is not the exception. The commercialisation of agriculture makes governments frame laws that strengthen the commercial breeders Intellectual Property (IP) rights over seeds but, on the other hand, pushes farmers back from their traditional farming practices.

Sushmita believes that her research will be armed with the knowledge which bridges the gap between policymakers and local communities in Bangladesh. Also, her research will address the unfiltered voices of local farming communities and make their voices heard while developing the laws and policies impacting farming communities' lives.

Research Outputs

BOOKS

  1. Choudhury S, The Way Forward To Fair And Equitable Share of Water In The Light of International River Law, Palal Publications, Bangladesh (2017)
  2. Choudhury S, Hussain M, Gray Image of Humanity in the Enclaves Zone, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh (2013)

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Choudhury S, Maguire A, ‘Book Review-The Concept of Climate Migration: Advocacy and Its prospects, by Benoît Mayer, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2016’, CCLR Carbon & Climate Review, (2017)

    https://cclr.lexxion.eu/article/CCLR/2017/4/12

  2. Milton AH, Rahman M, Hussain S, Jindal C, Choudhury S, Akter S, Ferdousi S, Mouly TA, Hall J, Efird JT, ‘Trapped in Statelessness: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (2017)

    https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/14/8/942

  3. Choudhury S, ‘Book Review-Supreme Court Decision and Women’s Rights: Milestones to Equality (2nd ed., C. Cushman (Ed.), Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2011)’,Dhaka University Law Journal, (2016) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331980714_Book_Review-Supreme_Court_Decision_and_Women%27s_Rights_Milestones_to_Equality_2nd_ed_C_Cushman_Ed_Washington_DC_CQ_Press_2011

tonymbrown@newcastle.edu.au

BEc GDES LLB (Hons) GDLP

Positions

PhD (Law) Candidate, Conjoint Fellow School of Medicine & Public Health University of Newcastle, NSW

Research Interests

Regulation of Unhealthy Commodity Industries, Regulatory capture, Commercial Determinants of Health, Corporate Political Activity, Governance and corruption, Community empowerment and mobilisation, Legal Phronetic methodology

Research Overview

Regulation of the retail supply of alcohol in NSW through lens of regulatory capture

Research Outputs

Chapter in Books

  • Brown T. Strengthening Community Input in Liquor Outlet Approvals. In: Manton E, Room R, Giorgi C, Thorn M, eds. 2014. Stemming the Tide of Alcohol: Liquor Licensing and the Public Interest. Canberra: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in collaboration with the University of Melbourne (47-54)
  • Brown T “Newcastle: Tale of two Cities” Giesbrecht N. & Bosma L (Ed) “Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems: Evidence and Community-based Initiatives" American Public Health Association 2018

Journal Articles

  • Tony Brown, ‘Legislative Capture: Critical Consideration in the Commercial Determinants of Health’ (2019) 26 Journal of Law and Medicine (“A” Grade law Journal)
  • Alison Ziller and Tony Brown, ‘Rational Social Impact Assessment of Alcohol Outlets: Slip Sliding Away’ (2019) 26 JLM 786.
  • Tony Brown, “Public Health versus Alcohol Industry Compliance Laws: A case of Regulatory Capture?” (2020) 27 JLM 1047.
  • Tony Brown and John Anderson ‘Securing Industry Compliance: evaluating the new incentives and sanctions regulatory scheme for retail alcohol industries’. Submitted February2021 to University of NSW Law Review for publication.

Conferences and Seminars

  • Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) Chiang Mai, Thailand 2018. “The Regulation and Governance of the NSW Alcohol Supply and Service Chain: A Case of Industry Capture”?
  • Annual KBS International Symposium Utrecht, the Netherlands 2019 “Legislative Capture: A critical consideration in the commercial determinants of public health”
  • KBS Public Health and Global Governance of Alcohol conference 2019 “Regulatory capture & corruption: informing local and global public health NCD prevention initiatives”.
  • South-west Sydney Local Health District “Alcohol Harm Reduction in South Western Sydney Webinar Series - Making a Difference” ‘Community Mobilisation – Health Law & Politics’. September 2020

Media summary

Teaching Experience

  • Several years sessional lecturing under/post graduate level ‘Negotiations & Advocacy’ Newcastle Faculty of Business and Law. Also lectured in Employment Relations.
  • Substantial periods as tutor in a range of Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Management subjects

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