Ridwanul Hoque

Ridwanul Hoque


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PhD (London), LLM (Cambridge), LLM (Chittagong)

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Ridwanul Hoque is a Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka. He was educated at London, Cambridge, and Chittagong. He was an Endeavour Fellow (2015) in the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School and a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell Law School (2013). He has also held visiting research and teaching positions at La Trobe University Law School and National Law University, Delhi. Professor Hoque is a leading scholar of South Asian constitutional law, specializing in comparative constitutional law and theory. He has special interest in ‘inclusive constitutionalism’ including indigenous constitutional inclusion. He has written a much-acclaimed book –Judicial Activism in Bangladesh: A Golden Mean Approach (Cambridge Scholars, 2011) –and over thirty articles in prestigious law journals and edited volumes. He has provided several expert reports for the UK, USA, and Australian courts on different Bangladeshi law questions, prominently the law of citizenship. Professor Hoque has been widely consulted by government ministries and international organisations on a wide range of issues relating to human trafficking, child rights, women’s rights, and international labour migration. He has just concluded a major project on the protection of Rohingya refugees from human trafficking.

Research Interests

  • Comparative constitutional law and theory
  • South Asian constitutional law
  • Judiciary and judicial agency/activism
  • Inclusive constitutionalism and indigenous constitutional inclusion
  • Statelessness and citizenship
  • Rohingya refugee protection
  • Human rights of vulnerable groups
  • Human trafficking and migration
  • Law of compensation (Torts)
  • Domestic application of international law


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