M Rafiqul Islam, LLM, PhD (Monash Transitional Justice as Reflected in Judgments University, Australia), MA Economics, LLB with first class (University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh), is Professor of Law and Director of Law Higher Degree Research (PhD and MPhil) at Macquarie University Law School, Sydney, Australia. He has extensive teaching and research experience on various aspects of public international law and published many monographs, edited books, book chapters, journal articles, and newspaper articles. His major publications in the main include: International Trade Law of the WTO (Oxford University Press, 2006); An Introduction to International Refugee Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden/Boston, 2013); and International Law: Current Concepts and Future Directions (LexisNexis Australia, 2014). His recent research interest and engagement is in international criminal law, particularly the ongoing national trials of international crimes in Bangladesh. Professor Islam has been awarded the “Outstanding Teacher Award" by Macquarie University in 2000 for his contributions to teaching and higher degree research supervision and administration.