Dr. Md. Jakerul Abedin is working as a Deputy Secretary in the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division at the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs of Bangladesh. He did his PhD in law from Macquarie Law School of Australia under International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (iMQRES) in 2013. In 2006, he concluded Master of International Trade Law (MITL) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) with the sponsorship ofAusAID scholarship. He completed Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 1997 and 1998, respectively. In 2002, he carried out the fellowship course in International Law under United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) sponsorship. He was a practicing lawyer in the Dhaka Bar Association and apprentice to the High Court of Bangladesh before entering into the government service in 2000.

He worked as a casual academic staff in the Australian Macquarie University Faculty of Business and University of Western Sydney (UWS) Law School, where he taught ‘Business Law’ and ‘Foundation of Law’ courses. He awarded certificates in Foundations in Learning and Teaching (FILT), Teaching Induction Program (TIP) and advanced Legal Research from Australia. He presented conference and seminar papers in different forums in the area of international water and environmental law. He also published a couple of papers in the same area.

He is a reviewer of many international journals, including Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR), International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses and Journal of Water Policy (official journal of World Water Council). In addition to his regular job responsibility, since 2004 he has been working as a guest faculty at the Southeast University and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). He has more than 18 years of practical experience in different persona, such as Lawyer, Legislative Drafter, Parliamentary Counsel, Policy Analyst, Legal Researcher and Law Faculty Member.

He is a member of Commonwealth Association of Legislative Council (CALC) and external Research Fellow at the International Earth Systems Governance.

He can be contacted at jakerul_abedin@yahoo.com.

Contact: Dr. Jakerul Abedin  Deputy Secretary  Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division   Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs,   Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh  Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.  Phone: +88-02-9540110 (office), +88-01711974707 (Mobile)  E-mail: jakerul_abedin@yahoo.com or jakerul@legislativediv.gov.bd