Kamrul Hossain is a Senior Researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law in the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland. He holds a degree of Doctor of Laws in international law from the University of Lapland. His research interests lie in the field of international environmental law as applied in the Arctic with special focus on the energy and mineral development, marine pollution, indigenous people's human rights, continental shelf development and law of the sea etc. He has been actively engaged in various research projects undertaken by the Institute including Arctic Transform project, EU-Canada Relations in Ocean Governance project, and Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessmentproject etcetera funded by the European Commission. He has published on a wide range of issues in internationally remarkable scientific journals. He has recently served as the Special Editor of the third volume of the Yearbook of Polar Law (2011).