Current Research Student Profiles


Thesis Title

AL IMRAN, Hassan Faruk

Interception of Refugees at Sea and International Law: A Rohingya Perspective

ALAM, MD Asraful Marine Spatial Planning for Bangladesh: Learning from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia

ALAM, Mohammed

Managing Invasive Plants for Sustainable Farming and Biodiversity Protection in Bangladesh

ALASE, Adetokunbo Olorire Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice in a Changing World of Africa - Perspective from John Ruggie 'Remedy' Pillar


The Recent Public Reforms: A Comparative Study of Public Accountability in Australia and Libya

ALIM, Mohammed Fazley Sustainable Port System in Bangladesh; Needs for Regulatory Reform


Does Restorative Justice Address the Needs for the Victim, Perpetrator, Families and School Teachers?


International Law and Women's Participation in the Workforce: A Saudi Perspective

 Tamanna Ashfi

ASHFI, Tamanna

The significance of the citizenship regarding full entitlement of fundamental rights in a sovereign state-a case study of the Rohingya.

The purpose of this thesis is to discover the issues produced via the present stateless condition of Rohingya refugees together with denied rights of residency, handled as hostile intruders, even pressured into unsafe camp. Any financial aid or just fulfilling the basic necessities of the Rohingya people is not a viable solution. It is high time to spread awareness about the problem. The plight of stateless individuals has to be closely evaluated so as to seek out a logical solution. The study, if successful, will endeavour to contribute towards a far better understanding of inhumane conditions stateless individuals have to experience on the day after day and why it’s significant to grant national citizenship rights for the protection of human rights more generally.

BARAKAT, Abdullah

Disclosure and Transparency in Saudi listed Insurance Companies

BHADRA, Lipika

Climate change: impacts on the socio-economic conditions of fishing people in the coastal region of Bangladesh


In Australia, With Which Constitutional Institution Should the Power to Declare War Lie?

EMAD, Munther

Traditional Justice Practices in Selected Arab Societies: Jordan, Morocco and United Arab Emirates


Maritime Boundary Delimitation and the International Court of Justice: A Latin American Perspective

HAQUE, Md. Sirajul

War Criminals and Crimes Against Humanity: A Bangladesh Perspective


Explore whether children in statutory out of home care have a right to challenge decisions made in their 'best interest'.

Sam Hossain

HOSSAIN, Saddam (Sam) 

Achieving Sustainability through Contract Governance in GVCs: Challenges and A Way Forward

My research interest is about the interaction between private and public law making. Currently, I am looking into the regulatory impact of global value chains on national law making and how states respond to those challenges posed by the ever-evolving phenomenon of global production system, particularly in the context of global pandemic of coronavirus.

KOZLINA, Simon Balancing Free Trade and the Public Interest  Under Multilateral Trade Agreements: the WTO experience

Simon Levett


Violence Against Journalists and Interference With Their Activities - An End to Impunity?

Simon Levett's PhD scrutinises the Scope of the Special Protection of Journalists Reporting on Conflict in International Law. The status of the war correspondent - in regards to values and principles of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law - can be assessed using empirical research; the PhD also examines media ethics. I have also undertaken Field Research with media professionals and media experts in Australia, Israel and the Palestinian Territories in regards to the status of the war correspondent in Domestic and International regimes

Muhammad Hafidz Lidinillah
LIDINILLAH, Muhammad Hafidz

Management of Hajj Pilgrim Funds in Indonesia; Considerations of Efficiency and Fairness to Pilgrims

Hajj is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that compulsory for those practising the Islamic faith. The Indonesian hajj pilgrimage provision requires a payment and has a waiting period for 11 until 40 years for making the pilgrimage. This research examines whether Indonesia's pilgrims' management in the current process is fair and efficient in terms of providing services, accommodation, consumption, transportation and other expenses and its transparency. This study also investigates the investment policy of the hajj funds.

MAHFUDZ, Shaifurrokhman

The Role of Fatwa in the Governance of Financial Industries in Indonesia

The focus of this thesis is the role of fatwa (Islamic verdict) in the governance of the financial industry in Indonesia, particularly in relation to Islamic banking. This is important because fatwa as a source of Islamic law provide mechanisms for the development of new Sharia compliant financial industries.  This research aims to elaborate the fatwa governance of financial industries in Indonesia through analysing the practice of fatwa issuers, in terms of regulatory environment, transparency and accountability of fatwa as well as centralization and harmonizing fatwa issuance across Islamic countries. This study also explores qualification skills for issuance fatwa, reasons justifying issuance of fatwa and perception of research participants. The main obstacles to implement international standard of Sharia governance in Indonesian context will be also identified.

Ingrid Matthews


The Politics of Constitutional Recognition

This research examines institutional arrangements presented by the Uluru Statement from the Heart which calls for a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution and Makarrata Commission for agreement-making and truth-telling.

I use a two-step CAQDAS method to analyse ‘inverted triangle’ journalism, which amplifies the voices of those with positional power. These practices enable and legitimise dominant narratives that reinforce the ideological orthodoxy of neo/liberalism.

In the democratic ideal, media hold elected government to account, and report alternative visions for governance, so voters have meaningful choices. This research makes visible the role of the ‘fourth estate’, as a pillar of institutional power alongside the other three – church, landed elites, and commons – in maintaining colonial dominance and control.

Nour Mohammad

The Environmental Impacts of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: Legal and Policy Responses

Mr Nour Mohammad currently a PhD research fellow at the Western Sydney University in the school of law under the supervision of Professor Michael Head and Jason Donnelly. His PhD thesis explores the Rohingya refugee-related environmental impacts in Bangladesh through legal and policy analysis. He specializes in international human rights, refugee law, with a focus on the Rohingya Catastrophe, state responsibility and human rights obligations. He has an extensive research publication in the reputed journal in home and abroad and also a member of a various national and international organization such as Emerald Literati Network Member in the UK, Indian Society of International, New Delhi, India and a senior member of Asia–Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES) Hong Kong.

Mr Nour holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights from the University of Hong Kong; a Bachelor of Law and Master of Laws degree from the University of Chittagong. He was admitted as a lawyer in Chittagong District Bar, Bangladesh in 2002. He has been teaching law at the Premier University, Chittagong, Bangladesh since 2009

MURRAY, Winifred

CEO Remuneration: A Comparative Study of Regulatory Reforms in Australia, US and Japan

OKELLO,Peter Graciano How far is enough?  The cooperation regime for the ICC and the States perceived 'sovereignty' prerogative.

Pegah Pornouri


Evaluating the Impact of the Iranian Buy-Back Contractual Model in the International Petroleum Trade on the Development of Iran's Energy Sector

Pegah has a bachelor of law with honours , Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in oil and Gas Law from Western Sydney University.

Skilled in Legal Writing, International Law, Litigation, Legal Advice, and Commercial Litigation. My research interest are Contract Law, Mining and Energy Law, and International Energy Law.


Can Kaparti Ecology be the Touchstone for Effective Biodiversity Protection and Prevention of Further Loss in Indigenous and Now-Indigenous Protected Areas in Australia?

Romi Setiawan

SETIAWAN, Romi Adetio

Risk in Islamic Banks - The "Indonesian Experience"

Romi examines the regulation and supervision of Banks, risk management practice and financial instruments used at both islamic and conventional Banks in keeping with the global financial standards setting by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).The underlying objective of the study is to critically evaluate the Indonesian experience in the extent to which International financial standards had been followed by Islamic Financial Institutions (IFI) in Indonesia in addressing Islamic Banking risks in the face of its dual banking system.

SHAMMI, Shahana Sultana Marine Pollution in Bangladesh: A Legal Study

Abida Sultana


The Link between the Environment and WTO Trade Rules from the Perspective of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

The focus of Abida’s PhD is to analyse the effect WTO Phytosanitary Agreements to the economy of developing countries. Abida is looking into fisheries and aquaculture sector of Bangladesh as a case study to further analyse the impacts of international food safety, health and environmental standards on the ability of lower income countries to gain and maintain access to world markets especially in industrialised countries. She is also the elected student representative on the School’s Research and Higher Degree Committee.

Abida holds a Master’s degree in Business Law (MBL) from the University of Sydney. She has also completed her LLB (Honours) and LLM from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh with First Class. She is one of the co-authors of the book “Combating the Khasi Uprooting: Humanity Cries”.

Abida has interests in diverse areas of international law, including International Trade and Environment, International Business Law, Law and Economic Development, Corporate law and Human Rights.


Should sentencing principles be relevant to the culpability of an Indigenous accused?

Abu Hena Muhammad Yousuf

 YOUSUF, Abu Hena Muhammad

Marine Spatial Planning in the Sustainable Management of Fisheries in the Bay of Bengal

In spite of having significant prospects of Blue Economy in the Bay of Bengal (BoB) especially in the maritime boundary of Bangladesh, the drastically incessant declination in the BoB’s capacity to deliver crucial ecosystem service demands a proactive Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) approach with a view to maintaining and recovering biodiversity by eradicating sever exploitation of marine resources with habitat degradation and land based sources of marine pollution. The infliction stratagem of a comprehensive EBM by means of the envisaging socio-ecological entities as an aftermath of the EBM management plan formulation through the integration across administrative, sectoral and jurisdictional boundaries; as well as the appreciation of management-strategy efficiency, integration of Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Spatial Planning (EBM-MSP), for the sustainable development of the ocean governance principles at appropriate temporal and spatial scales in the distinct geographical area of BoB in order to attain best utilization of marine living and non-living resources.