Chittagong Independent University
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Mohammad Belayet Hossain (Galib)

  • Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Law, CIU

  • +880-31- 611262, 636484, Ext: 162
  • galib@ciu.edu.bd
  • Room: 1604, 5th Floor, School of Law, Chittagong Independent Univeristy

Mohammad Belayet Hossain is currently working as Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean in School of Law, CIU. Mr Hossain is a Ph.D. (candidate) at Universiti Utara Malaysia and his thesis is on FDI laws of Bangladesh and Malaysia. He completed LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law from University of London, UK; LLB (Hons.) from University of Northumbria, UK and Diploma in Law from University of London, UK. Before joining CIU he was working as Legal Advisor at Roots 99 Limited and New Horizons CLC of Bangladesh in Dhaka. He also worked as a Lecturer at City University, Bangladesh and St. Georges College, UK. His work experience includes working as a Project Manager for Diwan Amiri (Govt of Qatar), Qatar and was in charge of a research team based in UK. He was employed for more than eight years as a Leading Library Assistant (LLA) at the British Library, UK while pursuing Law degrees. He worked as a Research Assistant at Leonard & Co. Solicitors, UK. Mr Hossain is a notable author with a number of publications nationally and internationally. He has also published articles in various national and international journals. Mr Hossain is a reviewer in Beijing Law Review. Mr Hossain is a member in the Bangladesh Bar Council, the British Library (UK), the National Archive (UK), Cambridge University Library (UK), Library of the British Parliament (UK), Natural History Museum Library (UK).

  • Ph.D. in Law (candidate), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia
  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law, The University of London, UK
  • LLB (Hons.), The University of Northumbria, UK
  • Diploma in Law, The University of London, UK

  • Received special recognition for achieving ‘Merit’ in LLM from the University of London, UK
  • Excellent reports at the British Library for eight years exceeding Job Objectives, Core and Role Competencies resulting in performance bonuses
  • Highly appreciated for the historical research by Diwan Amiri (Govt.), Qatar
  • At secondary school, awarded ‘Best School Captain’ for contribution to the improvement of school activities

  • Beijing Law Review.

  • CIU Journal.

International Investment Law, International Economic Law, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITS).

A. Books
  • M. B. Hossain, Lectures on Criminology & Penology, 2nd ed. (Mauritius: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2019)
  • M. B. Hossain, Temporary Agency Workers in Bangladesh, (Mauritius: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2019)
  • S. R. Hossain and M. B. Hossain, Lectures on Criminology & Penology, 1st ed. (Dhaka: Roots 99 Publications, 2015)
  • M. B. Hossain, Summary of Labour Code 2006 (Dhaka: G&R Publications, 2015)
  • M. B. Hossain, Love Runs Blind (Latvia: JustFiction Publishing, 2019).
B. Book Chapter (International)
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon, “Sovereignty, National Interest & Security of Malaysia and FDI,” (Malaysia: UUM Press, 2020) (accepted and waiting for publication);
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Regulating FDI through Capitalisation Requirements in Malaysia,” (Malaysia: UUM Press, 2020) (accepted and waiting for publication);
C. Articles (SCOPUS/ISI - International)
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “FDI and Dispute Settlement Arrangements in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges,” Asian Journal of International Law (accepted for publication);
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “The Significance of Capitalisation Requirement During Entry of Foreign Investments in Bangladesh,” International Journal of Multidisciplinary Sciences and Advanced Technology 1, issue 9 (2020): 81-87;
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Environmental Protection and the Bilateral Investment Treaties of Malaysia and Netherlands: A Comparison,” Journal of European Energy and Environmental Law Review 5, vol. 28 (2019);
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Sovereignty, National Interest & Security and Bilateral Investment Treaties of Bangladesh and Netherlands: A Comparison,” African Journal of Legal Studies 12, issue 2 (2019): 183-214.
  • Articles (Peer-reviewed - International)
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Legal and Policy Regulations of Performance Requirements for Foreign Investors in Bangladesh”, Society & Sustainability 2, issue 3 (2020);
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Capitalisation Requirement for Foreign Investor and BITs of Bangladesh and Malaysia: A Comparison,” Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences (accepted and waiting for publication);
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Foreign Ownership Control and the Bilateral Investment Treaties of Bangladesh,” International Journal of Business and Digital Economy (accepted and waiting for publication);
  • M. B. Hossain, “International Organisations Effort to Regulate Foreign Direct Investments in Host States,” Sriwijaya Law Review 4, issue 2 (2020): 187-204;
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Performance Requirements and the Bilateral Investment Treaties of Malaysia,” International Journal of Business and Digital Economy 1, issue 1 (2020): 27-37;
  • M. B. Hossain, “Sovereignty of Bangladesh and China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Project,” Asian Regional Review Diverse Asia 3, issue 2 (2020): 1-6;
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Sovereignty, National Interest & Security in Bilateral Investment Treaties of Malaysia,” Journal of International Studies (accepted and waiting for publication);
  • M. B. Hossain, “Regulatory Issues on Raising Capital through Debentures by Public Companies in UK,” Sriwijaya Law Review 3, issue 2 (2019): 111-123;
  • M. B. Hossain, “Regulation of Foreign Investment under Bilateral and Regional Investment Treaties,” Lex Warrior Law Journal 10, issue 1 (2019): 1-25;
  • M. B. Hossain, “International Efforts to Regulate Foreign Investment and Multinational Enterprises (MNEs),” Lex Warrior Law Journal 9, issue 9 (2018): 401-414;
  • M. B. Hossain, “Fleshing out the Provisions for Protecting Foreign Investment,” Yustisia Jurnal Hukum 7, no 3 (2018): 406-427;
  • M. B. Hossain, “Extending the Frontiers of Expropriation in Host State,” Lex Warrior Law Journal 9, issue 6 (2018): 270-280;
  • M. B. Hossain and S. Talukder, “Murder: A Critical Analysis of the Common Law Definition,” Beijing Law Review 9, no 4 (2018): 460-480;
  • M. B. Hossain and S. Talukder, “International Economic Law and Policy: A Comprehensive and Critical Analysis of the Historical Development,” Beijing Law Review 9, no 4 (2018): 524-546;
  • M. B. Hossain, “Search for a Balancing Act to Regulate Trade and Investment under the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs),” International Journal of Law and Management Studies 3, issue 2 (2018);
  • M. B. Hossain, “The Notion of Corporate Responsibility of the Multinational Enterprises (MNEs),” Lex Warrior Law Journal 8, issue 5 (2018): 228-235;
  • Articles (Peer-reviewed - National)
  • M. B. Hossain, Asmah L. Yeon and Ahmad A. Aziz, “Performance Requirements and the Bilateral Investment Treaties of Bangladesh and Malaysia: A Comparison,” CIU Journal (accepted for publication);
  • M. Hussain, and M. B. Hossain, “Commercial Dispute Settlement in Bangladesh: Practice, Challenges and Way Forward,” Bangladesh Research Foundation Journal 7, no 2 (2018): 47-58;
  • M. B. Hossain, “Evolution of the Law of Foreign Investment on Expropriation of Foreign Property,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Development Studies 5, no. 1 (2017): 53-66;
  • M. B. Hossain, “Temporary Agency Worker: Typical Triangular Employment Relationship,” International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Development Studies 3, no. 3 (2015): 307-332.

  • Presented paper on “The Legal Framework of e-Investments in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges” in International Conference on Internet Governance 2020 (ICIG 2020): “Addressing the Issues of Cyberspace Sovereignty, Cyber security and Internet Governance”, which was held on 15th September 2020. This International Conference was organized by the Council of Professors, Universiti Utara Malaysia;
  • Presented paper on “The Issue of Sovereignty, National Interest and Security in Bilateral Investment Treaties of Malaysia” in Sintok International Conference of Social Science and Management – 2019 (SICONSEM 2019), which was held on 26-27 November 2019. This International Conference was organized by the UUM Press, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

  • Bangladesh Bar Council, the British Library (UK), the National Archive (UK), Cambridge University Library (UK), Library of the British Parliament (UK), Natural History Museum Library (UK).

  • ‘Training on Professional Development’ organised by S.P.E.E.D.
  • ‘Customer Service Excellent’ organised by the British Library.
  • ‘Training on Intellectual Property Rights’ organised by the British Library.
  • ‘Training on Health & Safety’ organised by the British Library.