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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.


  • 2016–2020
    Lecturer, Edith Cowan University (ECU)


  • 2017 
    College of Law Australia, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)
  • 2013 
    Macquarie University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 2009 
    NALSAR University of Law, Post Graduate Diploma in IHL
  • 2006 
    University of London, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • 2004 
    University of Chittagong, Master of Laws (LLM)

Professional Memberships

  • Australia New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL)
  • Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL)