M. Sanjeeb Hossain
At Oslo as part of the Horizon 2020-project ASILE, I focus on the Rohingya refugee situation through the prism of rights, recognition and self-reliance. Over the past decade, my research and writing revolved around themes within the realm of international criminal law, legal history and politics with specific regards to Bangladesh. In the recent past, I have written about the new EU Pact and the Rohingya refugee situation, genocide and crimes against humanity committed during Bangladesh’s Liberation War with particular reference to the principle of legality, and foreign nationals at the risk of capital punishment in Malaysia.
I studied law, criminology and criminal justice at BRAC (LLB, 2009), Oxford (MSc, 2011) and Warwick University (PhD, 2018).
After a year-long appointment at the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh as Researcher to the Chief Prosecutor, I joined the Warwick Law School as a Commonwealth Scholar to pursue doctoral studies. As part of my doctoral studies (2013 - 2017), I assessed the legality and legitimacy of the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh through the prism of the principle of complementarity. Before joining Oslo University, I taught Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and International Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict at the Warwick Law School, first as a Sessional Tutor and then Teaching Fellow.
- Dr Nüsret Arsel Scholarship 2017
- Commonwealth Scholarship 2013
- Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal 2010
- ‘Best Advocate’ 5th Henry Dunant Memorial Regional Moot Court Championship 2009
- ‘National Champions’ 5th Henry Dunant Memorial National Moot Court Championship 2009
- Post Doctoral Fellow, Oslo University (October 2020 - )
- Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick (2019 – 2020)
- Sessional Tutor, University of Warwick (2017 - 2019)
- Research Assistant (part-time), University of Oxford (2018 – 2019)
- Research Assistant (part-time), University of Warwick (2016 - 2020)
- Researcher to the Chief Prosecutor, International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh (2011 – 2012)
- Researcher and Translator, Human Rights Watch (part-time) (August 2008 – January 2011)
- Research Assistant, Ergo Legal Counsel (June – August 2010)
- Research Assistant (part-time), Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) (June - September 2010)
- Assistant Documentation Officer, Odhikar (September 2007 – April 2010)
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Crimes against Humanity and the Principle of Legality’ in Mohammad Shabuddin (ed) Bangladesh and International Law (Routledge 2021) [Book Chapter]
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Defining and Prosecuting ‘Genocide’: Lessons from the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh’ in Borhan Uddin Khan and Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan (eds) Human Rights and International Criminal Law (to be published by BRILL)
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Fighting for justice after genocide in Rwanda: An interview with Charles Adeogun-Phillips’ Lacuna (23 April 2018)
- M Sanjeeb Hossain and Bahzad Joarder, ‘The ‘forgotten’ 1971 genocide in Bangladesh’ Asia Dialogue (26 March 2018)
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Bangladesh’s struggle against impunity and the ‘international standards of justice’ conundrum’ (47th Independence Day Special Supplement of the Dhaka Tribune, 25 March 2018)
- M Sanjeeb Hossain (ed.) অপ্রকাশিত তাহের: কর্নেল আবু তাহের (বীর উত্তম) এর অপ্রকাশিত রচনা ও পত্রাবলী (The Unpublished Essays and Correspondence of Colonel Abu Taher) (Agamee, 2018) [Book]
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Prospects of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in the United States’  2 Dublin Legal Review Quarterly 87 [Paper]
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Evaluating ‘Civilian’ Superior Responsibility’ in Tureen Afroz and Kazi Mukul (eds) Genocide, War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity in Bangladesh – Trials under International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 (Forum for Secular Bangladesh and Trial of War Criminals of 1971, 2010) [Book Chapter]
- Carolyn Hoyle and M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Foreign Nationals at Risk of Capital Punishment in Malaysia – Victims of Individualised, Arbitrary and Discriminatory Treatment?’ (to be submitted to the Modern Law Review)
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Trials in absentia at the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh’ (to be submitted to the American Journal of Comparative Law)
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, “‘Crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’ in the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973 and the principle of legality” - Presented at an event organized by the South Asian Law Discussion Group of Oxford University (11 May 2019). A review of the paper by Raghavi Viswanath has been published by the Faculty of Law, Oxford University.
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Domestic courts, ‘international standards’ of justice and the struggle against impunity’. Presented at 2017 Critical Legal Conference, School of Law, Warwick University, 1-3 September 2017
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Understanding ‘Genocide’: Contribution of the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh’. Presented at 13th Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, 09-13 July 2017.
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘The Supreme Court after Shahbag’. Presented at South Asian Constitutionalism and Constitution-Making workshop organized by the South Asian Law Discussion Group of Oxford University, 01 June 2017. A review of the paper by Bahzad Joarder has been published by the Faculty of Law, Oxford University.
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘Trials in absentia at the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh: Jurisprudence and Commentary’. Presented at 6th Annual YCC Global Conference organized by the American Society of Comparative Law, Koç University Law School, 28-29 April 2017.
- M Sanjeeb Hossain, ‘The ‘Shahbag’ Protest and the Conflict of Identities in Bangladesh’ Annual Conference of British Association of South Asian Studies (University of Cambridge, 6-8 April 2016)