Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor 

PhD in Law (UOW, Australia)
Honorary Post-Doctoral Fellow (UOW, Australia)

Phone: +880-2-55668200, Ext- 6171
Email: abu.ali@northsouth.edu
Office: North Academic Building, Room - 618.
Scopus Author ID: 55968990500

 

 

Dr. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali is currently working as an Associate Professor of the Department Law at the North South University. He is also employed as an Honorary Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia. He completed his PhD in Food Law from the University of Wollongong. Dr. Ali possesses LL.B (Hons) and LL.M degrees from the Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh. He has more than 15 years teaching experience at different leading universities of Bangladesh.

Dr. Ali worked as Chair of the Department of Law at North South University from January 2017 to January 2019. He also worked as the Head of the Department of Law & Human Rights at University of Asia Pacific from July 2014 to July 2016.

Dr. Ali has authored more than a dozen of peer-reviewed journal articles mainly published from North American, European  and Australian journals including the Food and Drug Law Journal (a widely cited journal in the US Supreme Court decisions), Australian Journal of Asian Law (published from Melbourne Law School), Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety (currently ranked number 2 journal in the food research field with an impact factor of 7.90), Journal of Asian and African StudiesAsia Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the LawEuropean Food and Feed Law Review and so forth.

Dr. Ali has presented a number of research papers at conferences organised by Harvard University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), University of North Texas, University of Wollongong (Australia), Roma Tre University (Rome, Italy), University of Bonn (Germany) and so on. 

In 2014, Dr. Ali founded the Dhaka Walking Club, which promotes walking for healthy life and pollution free environment. He can be reached at this email: abu.ali@northsouth.edu

Journal Publications:

1. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), "Improper Labelling of Manufacturing and Expiry Dates of Food: A Legal and Regulatory Study of Food Quality and Food Waste in Bangladesh" (August 2, 2017). Australian Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 18, No. 1, article 3, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3012403

2. Abu Noman M. A. Ali (Co-author), ‘The Most Serious Offenses and Penalties Concerning Unsafe Foods under the Food Safety Laws in Bangladesh, India and Australia: A Critical Analysis’ (2015) 70(3) Food and Drug Law Journal 409–433.

Note: According to the Washington and Lee University, School of Law Journal Ranking, Food and Drug Law Journal is ranked the # 6  among 68 journals in the ‘Health, Medicine, Psychology and Psychiatry’ category with a combined score of 34.5.

3. Abu Noman M. A. Ali (Co-author), ‘Civil Liabilities for Unsafe Foods in Bangladesh and Australia: A Comparative Perspective on Consumer Protection’ (2014) 13 (4) Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 656–668. 

Note: Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety is published by Wiley and it is edited by Professor Emeritus Manfred Kroger, an imminent scholar of Penn State University. This journal is currently ranked the #4 journal in the food research field, with an Impact Factor of 4.9.

4. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Extensive Food Adulteration in Bangladesh: A Violation of Fundamental Human  Rights and State’s Binding Obligations’ (2014) 49(5) Journal of Asian and African Studies 617-629.

5. Abu Noman M. A. Ali (Co-author), ‘Food Safety Offenses in New South Wales, Australia: A Critical Appreciation of Their Complexities’ (2014) 13 (1) Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 91-96.

6. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Food Safety and Public Health Issues in Bangladesh: A Regulatory Concern’ (2013) 8(1) European Food and Feed Law Review 31–40.

7. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Rampant Food Adulteration in Bangladesh: Gross Violations of Fundamental  Human Rights with Impunity(2013) 14 (1&2) Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law 29-65. 

8. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Responsive Regulation and Application of Grading Systems in the Food Safety Regulatory Regimes of Developing Countries’ (2013) 2(1) Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 31–43.

9. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Application of Responsive Regulation in the Food Safety Regulations of Bangladesh’ (2013) 1(1) Journal of South Asian Studies 1–9.

 10. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘The Development of Consumer Protection Law in Bangladesh: A   Critical Comparative Study’ (2009) 2(1) Independent Business Review 123–42.

11. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Concept and Practice of Laws Relating to Adoption in Different Religions and  Modern Societies: Special Reference to the Law of Islam’ (2009) III & IV Journal on Islamic Law and Judiciary 27–40.

12. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘The Implementation of Laws Relating to Trade Unions in Different  Industries and Establishments: A Case Study of Bangladesh’ (2007) III Journal of Business Studies 167–77.

13. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Development and Problems of Public Interest Litigation in Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis’ (2007) VII Rajshahi University Law Review17−26.


14. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Public Interest Litigation and Role of the Supreme Court in Ensuring Social Justice in Bangladesh’ (2006) 6(2) The Islamic University Studies, Faculty of Law and Shariah 146-163.

Book:

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-Author), A Community in Transition: The Biharies in Bangladesh (Empowerment through Law of the Common People, 2003, Bangladesh) 279 pages.

Book Chapter:        

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Towards a Proper Juvenile Justice System in Bangladesh from a Cluttered one: An Analytical Overture on Focusing Human Rights Perspective’, Mizanur Rahman (ed) in Human Rights: Sixty Years after UDHR (Empowerment through Law of the Common People, Dhaka, 2008) 244–56. 

Conferences, Symposiums and Seminars:

1. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Use of Antibiotics in Meat Producing Animals in Bangladesh: A Regulatory Review’ (Paper Presented at One Health & Food Safety Congress 2018, 18 - 19 September 2018 organized by University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany)

 
2. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Does the Absence of Food Sovereignty of Farmers Contribute to the Food Safety in Bangladesh?’ (Paper presented at Seventh International Conference on Food Studies, 26-27 October 2017, Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies, and Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy)

 

3. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), 'Laws Made, Shelved and Displayed as Window Dressing Leaving Food Safety a Far Cry in Bangladesh: Mice Play While the Cat is Away' (Paper presented at 14th Asian Business Research Conference, 30–31 December 2016, BIAM Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

4. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Human Rights in Bangladesh 2016’ (Keynote Paper presented at the Roundtable Discussion on 21 January 2016 at University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh)

5. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Right to Safe Food: A Proposal for Its Enforceability’ (Paper presented at ‘Just Food? Forum on Justice in the Food System’ Conference, 28–29 March 2015 Conference at Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA)

6. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Improper Labeling of Manufacturing and Expired Date on Packet: A Legal Study on Safety and Quality of Food Products in Bangladesh (Paper presented at ‘Moral Cultures of Food: Past and Present’ Conference, 2–4  April 2015 at University of North Texas, USA)

7. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Application of the Responsive Regulation in the Food Safety Regulatory Regime of Bangladesh’ (Paper presented at the 1st Global Conference on Making Sense of Food, 30 January –1 February 2013, Sydney, Australia).

8. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Responsive Regulation and Application of Grading System in the Regulation of Food Safety’  (Paper presented at Second Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 3–5 October 2012, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC), USA).

9. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, Impacts of Culture and Religious Belief on Foodborne Illness in Bangladesh & India(Paper presented in the Symposium on Law and Food: Cultural and Religious Perspectives, 18 July 2012, Legal Intersection Research Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Wollongong, Australia).

10. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘Food Related Chronic Diseases and Mortality in the World: A Wake-up Call for Food Regulators’ (Paper presented at Faculty of Law Seminar Series, 10-12 October 2011, University of Wollongong, Australia).


Newspaper Articles:

1. Dr. A. N. M. Atahar Ali (co-author), ‘Debate on Chemical Use on Fruits: What Consumer Will do?’, Prothom Alo, 6 June 2018, Editorial


2. Dr. A. N. M. Atahar Ali, ‘Formalin Control: A Few Steps of Strategies Ahead’, The Daily Star (Dhaka), 19 April 2016, Law & Our Rights Page.

3. Dr. A. N. M. Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Random Use of Formalin in Different Food Products in Bangladesh: Strict Law or Strict Enforcement of Regulations’, Banglanews24 (Dhaka), 1 January 2016, Law Page.

4. Dr. A. N. M. Atahar Ali, ‘Street Food, Adulteration and Our Duties’, Bonik Bartha (Dhaka), 28 June 2015, Editorial.

5. Abu Noman M. Atahar Ali, ‘Say “NO” to Corruption: Laws Relating to Trade Unions Needs Amendment’, The Daily Star (Dhaka), 24 May 2008, Law & Our Rights Page.

6. Abu Noman M. Atahar Ali, ‘On behalf of Private Universities’, The Daily Star, Star Campus (Dhaka), 13 May 2007, Star Campus page.

7. Abu Noman M. Atahar Ali, ‘International Ozone Day: Air Pollution: Rampant Violation of Environmental Laws’, The Daily Star (Dhaka), 16 September 2006, Law & Our Rights Page. 

2018                President / Chancellor's Gold Medal for LL.M Result, Islamic University, Kushtia.

2010−2013      University Postgraduate Award, University of Wollongong, Australia

2010−2013      International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australia.

1999−2004      Islamic University Graduate and Postgraduate Scholarship.

1. PhD in Law

    University of Wollonogng, Australia.

2. Master of Laws (LL.M)

    Islamic University, Kushita, Bangladesh.

3. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Honours)

    Islamic University, Kushita, Bangladesh.

Teaching and Administrative Experiences:

 January 2017 to                Chairman, Department of Law, North South University. 

January 2019     

     

September 2016                Assistant Professor,  Department of Law, North South University.

to March 2018           

     

 

August 2014 to               Head of the Department, Department of Law & Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific.

July 2016                   

March 2014                     Honorary Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Law, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia.

to                                

March 2015                 



Jne 2014 to                     Assistant Professor, Department of Law & Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific. 

 September 2016         

 

November 2008 to          Senior Lecturer, Department of Law and Justice, Southeast University

 June 2014                   

                                                                    

July 2006 to                    Lecturer, Department of Law and Justice, Southeast University.

October 2008            

 

July 2005 to                    Lecturer

June 2006                       Department of Law, Prime University, Kishoregonj Campus (currently closed), Bangladesh.

                                   

October 2004 to             Lecturer, Department of Law and Justice, Southeast University, Khulna Campus (currently closed)

June 2005


Editorial Experiences

2015-16          Editor, University of Asia Pacific Journal of Law and Policy, Vol 1-II.

2014               Associate Editor, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2014), Volume 3.

2014               Associate Editor, International Journal of Science in Society (2014), Volume 5.

2014               Reviewer, Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO).

           
2014               Reviewer, Australian Journal of Asian Law (Melbourne University, Australia).

2013               Associate Editor, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2013), Volume 2.

Completed Research Projects:

1. Title of the Project:  Food Labeling Laws in Bangladesh (2015)            

                                  Project Funded By: IEERD, UAP, Bangladesh

                                  Grant Amount: 50 000 BDT

 2. Title of the Project: Right to Safe Food: A Proposal for Its Enforceability (2015)

                                   Project Funded By: University of Asia Pacific

                                   Grant Amount:  125 000 BDT

 3. Title of the Study:  Security and Safety Net of Garments Workers: Need for Amendment of Labor Law (2014)

Study Funded By: National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh. 

                        Grant Amount: 200 000 BDT. 

4. Title of the Project: Food Safety and Human Rights (2013)

Project Funded By: Research Student Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia.

                        Grant Amount: $5400 AUD (equivalent to three months’ salary money of UPA scholarship).

1. LAW 107: Law of Contract (undergratuate law course)

2. LAW 428: Law of Torts (undergratuate law course)

3. BUS 518: Business Law & Ethics (MBA course)

4. Supervising theses of undergraduate & graduate studetns.

1. Founder, Dhaka Walking Club
webpage: www.faceboo.com/dhakawalkingclub/

2. Student Representative, Faculty Research Committee

University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013.

3. Student Guide Group Leader

University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
Academic Year: 2011- 2012.

4. Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

License No- 32328212983.

Food law, consumer law.