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

Dr. Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali

Full-Time Faculty
Associate Professor  & Proctor 

Ph.D. in Law (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 of Law at the North South University. He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong. He has more than 17 years of teaching experience at different leading universities in Bangladesh. 

 
Dr. Ali is currently employed as the Proctor of the North South University, where he is responsible for maintaining the disciplinary issues of more than twenty-five thousand students. Previously he worked as Chair of the Department of Law at the same university. He also worked as the Head of the Law School at the University of Asia Pacific.
 
Dr. Ali has authored more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles mainly published from North American, European, and Australian journals. He has presented papers at reputable conferences organized by Harvard University, the UIUC, the University of Sydney, the University of Bonn, and so forth. His papers have been cited by numerous reputable food law journals and publications.

 
Dr. Ali is a social influencer with more than a hundred thousand followers on social media. He is a long-distance runner and participates in marathon competitions regularly. In 2014, he founded the Bangladesh Walking Club, which promotes walking for healthy life and a pollution-free environment. He can be reached at this email: abu.ali@northsouth.edu

Refereed Journal Articles/ Publications: 

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Rice fortification in Bangladesh: Technical feasibility and regulatory requirement for introducing rice fortification in public modern storage/distribution of fortified rice through PFDS channels.’ Report published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) (Washington, 2021), 116 pages. <https://ebrary.ifpri.org/digital/collection/p15738coll2/id/134540> <https://books.google.com/books/about?id=dHJAEAAAQBAJ>

 

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), 'Dishonest and Excessive Use of Antibiotics in Meat Producing Animals in Bangladesh: A Regulatory Review' (2020) 15 European Food and Feed Law Review (2020) 449-466. Available at  <https://effl.lexxion.eu/article/EFFL/2020/5/7>  (Scopus Indexed)

 

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), 'Muslim Women’s Right to Divorce and Gender Equality Issues in Bangladesh: A Proposal for Review of Current Laws' (2020) 21 Journal of International Women's Studies (2020) 50-79. Available at <https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol21/iss6/4> (Scopus Indexed)

 

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Improper Labeling of Manufacturing and Expiry Dates of Food: A Legal and Regulatory Study of Food Quality and Food Waste in Bangladesh’ (2017) 18(1) Australian Journal of Asian Law 1-14. (Published from Melbourne University, ABDC Ranked)

 

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. (Scopus Indexed)

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.

                                 

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. DOI: 10.1111/15414337.12082 (Scopus Indexed)

Note: Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety is published by Wiley and it is edited by Professor Emeritus Manfred Kroger, an eminent scholar of Penn State University. This journal is currently ranked the #2 journal (out of 125) in the Food Research field, with an Impact Factor of 12.028.

 

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. DOI: 10.1177/0021909614523547 (Scopus Indexed)

 

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. DOI: 10.1111/1541-4337.12040 (Scopus Indexed)

 

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. (Scopus Indexed)

 

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. DOI: 10.1163/1571815814010297. (Scopus Indexed)

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Books: 

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-Author), A Community in Transition: The Biharies in Bangladesh. Edited by, Dr. Mizanur Rahman; Published by, Empowerment through Law of the Common People, 2003, Bangladesh. Total Pages: 279.

 

Book Chapters:    

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:

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali (Co-author), ‘Random use of antibiotics in the meat-producing animals in Bangladesh: A wake-up call for the regulators’ (Paper presented at the Food Governance Conference 2019, University of Sydney, Australia.).

 

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).

 

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, organized by Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies, and Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy).     

 

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)

 

 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)

 

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, USA)

 

Abu Noman Mohammad Atahar Ali, ‘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).

 

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).

 

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, the University of Illinois at Urbana– Champaign (UIUC), USA).

 

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).

 

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, 12 October 2011, University of Wollongong, Australia).

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. Ph.D. in Law, University of Wollonogng, Australia (2014).

2. Master of Laws (LL.M), Islamic University, Kushita, Bangladesh (2004).

3. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (Honours), Islamic University, Kushita, Bangladesh (2002).

Teaching and Administrative Experiences:

January 2021        Member, School of Law Advisory Committee, University of Wollongong, Australia.

                                        

 

 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

2021                Reviewer, British Food Journal, UK.

2021                Reviewer, Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

2019                Book (on food safety regulation) Proposal Review, Springer Australia.

2015-2016      Editor, University of Asia Pacific Journal of Law and Policy, Vol 1

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.

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

 

 

 

Food Specialist Experience & Consultancy

2021                Worked as food law specialist for drafting the food advertising regulation, Ministry of Food, Government of Bangladesh.

 

2019                Rice Fortification Project, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, USA.

 

2019                GMO Food Regulation Project, Sprim Life Science Innovation and Consulting, Singapore.

 

2014                Security and Safety Net of Garments Workers, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh.

 

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.

January 2018 - to date:   Member, Animal Research Ethics Committee, North South University.       

2014 – to date:                Founder, Bangladesh Walking Club

 2014 - to date:                President, Bangladesh Safe Food Community

 2011- 2012      Student Guide Group Leader,  University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

2012:               Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR), License No- 32328212983.

Food law, Consumer law, Antimicrobial Resistance, Food Fortification, Public Health Law.