Mohammed Ridwanul Hoque, is Associate Professor, Department of Law, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Dr Hoque's doctoral research  at theUniversity of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) was entitled "Judicial activism as a golden mean: A critical study ofevolving activist jurisprudence with particular reference toBangladesh"; and current research interests include Public law;comparative constitutional theory, Islamic family law, corporate lawand corporate governance. A list of publications is provided below.
2007a. “Criminal law and the Constitution: The relationship revisited”, Special Issue
(Nov 2007), Bangladesh Journal of Law, pp. 45-78.
2007b. “Judicial activism and Islamic family law: A socio-legal evaluation of recent trends in Bangladesh”, Vol. 14 (2), Islamic Law and Society, pp. 204-39. (Co-authored).2006a. “Taking justice seriously: Judicial public interest and constitutional activism in Bangladesh”, Vol. 15 (4) Contemporary South Asia, pp. 399-422.
2006b. “The judicial invocation of international human rights law in Bangladesh:
Questing a better approach”, Vol. 46 (2) Indian Journal of International Law,
pp. 151-84. (Co-authored).
2003. “Suo motu jurisdiction as a tool of activist judging: A survey of relevant issues
and constructing a sensible defence”, Vol. VIII Chittagong University Journal
of Law, pp. 1-31.
2000. “Corporate governance: Mapping the territory for Bangladesh’s visit”, Vol. V
Chittagong University Journal of Law, pp. 35-71.
1999a. “Jurisdictional problems of the International Court of Justice: Towards an
alternative framework”, Vol. 3 (1) [June 1999], Bangladesh Journal of
Law, pp. 49-89.
1999b. “Right to post-divorce maintenance in Muslim law: The Shamsun Nahar
revisited”, Vol. IV Chittagong University Journal of Law, pp. 1-32. (Co-authored).
1998. “Province of the law of contempt of court undetermined”, Vol. III Chittagong
University Journal of Law, pp. 181-203.
Shorter Articles (selected)
2007 “Problems of judicial affairs in Bangladesh”, followed by “Bangladesh
strengthens independent judiciary”, Vols. 11 (Nov. 2007); 12 (Dec. 2007), D + C Development and Cooperation, respectively at p. 426, and p. 447.
2006 “Judicial stance against polygamy: Some reflections on the case of Dilruba
Aktar 55 DLR 568”, (2006) 58 Dhaka Law Report, Journal section, pp. 51-54.
2005 “Recent decisions of the International Court: Saving International Law from its demise?”, Issue 9, [2004-5] Law Vision, pp. 14-19, Chittagong University Faculty of Law.
2005 “On coup d' etat, constitutionalism, and the need to break the subtle bondage with alien legal thought: A reply to Omar and Hossain”, Law & Our Rights, The Daily Star, Dhaka, 29 October 2005 available at: http://www.thedailystar.net/law/2005/10/05/alter.htm
2004 “On freedom of religion and the plight of Ahmadiyas”, Law & Our Rights, The Daily Star, Dhaka, 21 March 2004, available at: http://www.thedailystar.net/law/2004/03/03/index.htm
2002 “State liability for judicial mistakes: A new avenue for judicial accountability or a mere dream?”, Issue 8 [December 2002] Law Vision, Chittagong University Faculty of Law, 8-13.
2000 “Court declares unauthorised fatwa illegal”, Issue 6 [December 2000] Law Vision, Chittagong University Faculty of Law, 12-13.
Translation (English to Bengali)
“Torture in Bangladesh: 1971-2004”, a report by REDRESS, London.
2008 Review of Hans Dembowski, Taking the State to Court: Public Interest
Litigation and the Public Sphere in Metropolitan India. www.asienhaus.de/taking-state-to-court. Online edition of a controversial book originally published by OUP in 2001, D+C Development and Cooperation, forthcoming.
2008 Review of Joseph M. Jacob, Civil justice in the age of human rights (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, vol. 22 (1): 91-92.
2007 Review of Usha Jumani, Empowering Society: An analysis of business, government and social development approaches to empowerment (New Delhi: Foundations, 2006), Journal of South Asian Development, forthcoming.
2006 Review of Marc Hertogh and Simon Halliday (eds.), Judicial review and
bureaucratic Impact: International and interdisciplinary perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), and of Simon Halliday, Judicial review and compliance with administrative law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), Cambridge Law Journal, Vol. 65 (1): 231-34.
2005a Review of Salman M A Salman and Kishor Uperty, Conflict and cooperation on South Asia’s international rivers: A legal perspective (London et al: Kluwer Law International, 2002), South Asia Research, Vol. 25 (2): 230-32.
2005 Review of Jona Razzaque, Public interest environmental litigation in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (The Hague et al: Kluwer Law International, 2004), South Asia Research, Vol. 25 (1): 114-15.