Mohammed Ridwanul Hoque

Mohammed Ridwanul Hoque, is Associate Professor, Department of Law, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Dr Hoque's doctoral research [2007] 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.

Book Reviews

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.