Waliul Hasanat, LLD is a Professor of Law and Justice Discipline in Khulna University, Bangladesh. He has done his Doctor of Laws at the Faculty of Law in the University of Lapland on the Arctic Council. He has published a number of articles and a few books with an emphasis on Arctic governance. He was a postdoc fellow of China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre to the School of Law and Political Science at the Ocean University of China. His main research interests include public international law, international soft-law, soft-law forms of cooperation, the Arctic Council, Arctic law and governance, changes in the Circumpolar North, sustainable development, and the protection of minorities.