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The 2nd Assembly on Future of Higher Education 29 - 30 March 2019 in Bangladesh.

Do you want to share your creative ideas about the future of higher education in Bangladesh and abroad with other students, academics, experts and practitioners?

If yes, please submit a 300-500 word abstract with your thoughts and ideas – we especially welcome creative and experiential ways of addressing the challenges and opportunities through learning by doing, active participation, and engaged dialogue among all participants and across all disciplines.

If you wish to get involved, these are some leading questions for you to define further:

How will science and technology change higher education – in Bangladesh and globally?
How can businesses and universities work closer together to make students have the skills needed in the market or to set up their own start-up?
How do the social sciences and law need to change their focus and tools in order to address the issues of the 21st century?
How does the future of higher education look through a gender perspective?
What role will global education play, how universities can work across borders, who can Bangladesh profit form innovations in other parts of the world?

These are only some leads – you can also submit proposal on any other topic related to the overall theme.
Anyone can apply irrespective of gender, religion, and nationality. We especially encourage students and junior researchers to submit their proposals.

Read more about the submission process and other relevant information in the attached documents or at:

Please send the abstract to:
Last date for submission is 30 January 2019.
No participation fee.

The Rohingya refugees are considered as the most disgraced ethnic minority of the present world. They are forced to leave their own country as the series of brutal crackdowns were carried out by Myanmar military from long since. The number of Rohingya influx has crossed all the previous records as 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled persecution following an alleged killing of 12 security officers by ARSA on August 25, 2017. Having considered the brutality on Rohingya, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled on September 6, 2018, that the court may exercise its jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh since the crimes are of trans-boundary nature. Besides, the jurists from all around the world are searching for avenues under which the culprits can be held liable for their crimes against humanity. 

In this respect, the Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) is going to organize a symposium titled "Prosecution for Violation of Human Rights: The Rohingya Crisis in Context" in which two papers will be presented.

For details, see the attachment.

Law / Re: what is law ? And Advantage of being a lawyer...
« on: October 08, 2018, 05:56:15 PM »

Law is the means to regulate anything by a sovereign authority for the administration of justice and to establish rule of law.
The advantage of being a law-yer is that, one can rely upon you and you can rely upon yourself.

Corporate Legal Job / Action Aid Bangladesh
« on: October 06, 2018, 03:19:43 PM »
ActionAid Bangladesh is looking for suitable candidate for the following position:

Programme Officer – Mainstreaming Women Rights in Local Rights Programme (LRP)

Monthly Gross Salary will be 54,402/- with other admissible benefits such as festival bonus, provident fund, gratuity, medical benefit, group life insurance etc.

Law Mantra One Day International Seminar on Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities, 02nd December, 2018 at The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi in academic collaboration with CASIHR (Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Punjab), Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur & International Council of Jurists, London;
Submit Abstract by 05th October, 2018 (Extended)…/uploads/2018/…/Broucher.pdf...

Access to Human Rights Int.(AHRI), Dhaka Youth Club Int.(DYCI), Justice Vision Foundation (JVF) and Youth Council of Bangladesh(YCB) are going to jointly organize a Workshop for Youth and Students. Specially, whose are activist on law and human rights. Youth empowering can develop the world. The resource persons delivered their speech on Law, Human Rights and Empowerment of youth.

Facilities of participants:
1. Workshop Bag/File
2. Pen
3. Pad
4. Lunch packet
5. Handbill
6. Certificate and entertainment.

Registration Deadline : 30 September 2018.
Registration Fees: 500 TK. ( 200 TK. for students)

Venue: Supreme Court Bar Building.
1st Floor, Hall Room - 1
Bangladesh Supreme Court , Dhaka.

Date and Time: 05 October 2018, at 09.00 to 03.00.

Contact: 26/1 Shantinagar, Tropical Rajia Complex, 1st Floor,
Room-F22, Dhaka-1217
Cell: +8801819461041, 01850558574,01917346533

The Network for International Law Students (NILS) is an international, non-political, non-profit-making organization, run by and for law students. NILS - University of Dhaka Chapter, the first local chapter under NILS Bangladesh, was created in 2016 with a view to reaching out to the students from Department of Law, University of Dhaka and expand the network of NILS here.


Details of the session:
As law students, our curriculum is extremely rigorous. This is further compounded by the need to navigate oneself through the numerous reading materials with little to no strategic knowledge.

As such, with a view to preparing the newer groups of students of the Department of Law, University of Dhaka for these hurdles, NILS DU Chapter is holding its first skill building session titled 'Effective Case Reading Techniques', where law students would get hands-on experience on how to crack a case, the essential techniques of reading a judgment and effectively identifying the ratio decidendi and obiter dicta from the full text of a judgment.

Facilitator: Dr. Muhammad Ekramul Haque, Professor, Department of Law, University of Dhaka.
Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 3-5 PM
Place: Room 137, Department of Law, University of Dhaka

Although the session is mostly catered to freshman and sophomore year students, senior, final year and Master's level students are more than welcome to apply.

Since we have limited seats, participants will be granted entry on a first come, first served basis. There is NO registration fee for attending this session. You just have to fill up the form to express your interest. Once we reach our full capacity, we shall start confirming the participants via email.

Link to the registration form:

For any query, please inbox our Facebook page or email us at

● Title: “Hindu Marriage Law in Bangladesh and India: A
Comparative Approach."

● Speaker: Nurunnahar Mazumdar
Assistant Professor, Department of Law,
Jagannath University.
Adjunct Faculty of Law, Bangladesh Open University.

● Registration Link:

● Time & Date:
5th October 2018 at 06:00 PM.

● Venue:
Room No. 901 (8th floor) of Dhaka Regional Resource Center, Bangladesh Open University. 4/ka, govt. Laboratory School Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205 (Beside Dhaka College, Behind of Teachers Training College)

● Seats are Open for all. (e.g. Students, legal practitioners, researchers and academics and civil society members)

● Communication:
Mobile: 01670-747450 or 01634-239230

Self Discipline / 8 tips for success in first year of Law School
« on: September 25, 2018, 01:49:47 PM »
With the unofficial end of summer gone by, the official beginning of school is here for students all around the country. For many law students entering school, this can be a stressful time. Perhaps you have moved your family across the country, set aside a stable career, or are beginning your 18th first day of school in a row. In any event, you are starting on a journey that is bound to be different than your last endeavor. Law school can take up so much of your time (and money), that we want to make sure that you are equipped with the tools to do it right and find success!
1. Get Organized.
If you aren’t a planner, you need to become one. Organization will be key to reaching your potential in law school and keeping track of classes, assignments, and other appointments will be vital. In the beginning build into your plan that all that you do will take you longer than you can imagine. Some classes will come easier than others but all will require time.
2. Effort now, or pay later.
Unlike what you may have experienced as an undergrad, you cannot wait to study and outline your courses.  If you wait until exam time to figure this out, you will end up paying with your grades. Try different approaches to studying and class preparation, but make sure to not just go with the flow! Find study methods that work best for you and stick to it.  Your new best friends may all love to study together, but make sure not to compromise your success, if that method doesn’t work for you!
3. Gain respect, not friends.
Become involved in activities that you are truly committed to and gain respect from those communities.  While you need to have interests that renew your energy, be strategic about those and ensure that you are professional, even in the school setting. Being connected to your classmates is crucial to finding success after law school.  These are your future colleagues and your reputation is formed now.
4. Treat networking as a course.
The old adage about “it’s about who you know” isn’t completely wrong. Meeting lawyers at events like bar association events gives you the opportunity to build connections with in the legal community who can give you good advice on doing well in law school, getting a job after law school, and succeeding in that position.
5. Focus on your grades.
Seriously. With the current hiring market and the reality that is the new normal in the legal industry of running a firm with fewer attorneys, making sure you are as high in your class as you can be is vital, even if you are in a Top 14 law school.
6. Don’t over join.
No matter how many extra-curricular activities you have, being in the bottom half of your class will make it extremely difficult to find employment. Find a few activities that are meaningful and interesting to you and do them well. Signing on to too many activities will not only leave you stressed out, it won’t give you enough time to study or sleep.
7. Visit Career Services.
Prepare your resume and sample cover letters as you would a brief.  Then visit your Career planning office for review and advice on planning your career. The general rule is that Career Services can begin meeting 1L students on November 1. Try to get into their office soon after to start thinking about your plans for next summer! Most legal employers cannot accept your applications or resumes until December 1, but when that rolls around be ready to go!
8. Take some time for yourself.
Take a break! It is important not to lose sight of things that you were interested in before starting law school. Exercise, watch reality TV or your favorite movie, play a mindless video game, or attend the latest play at your local theater. It’s easy to get bogged down in everything that you have to do, but maintaining parts of your life that you enjoyed before law school is important to remaining who you are!


SCLS Law Olympiad (Season 2.0) Hosted by Society for Critical Legal Studies - SC

"Voice against Human Rights Violations, Steps Towards Humanity"

Olympiad is a practice of intelligence and excellence. A platform where young prudent minds gather to explore the new horizon of knowledge.

Society for Critical Legal Studies(SCLS) is proud to announce its signature event for the very Second time titled 'SCLS Law Olympiad-Season ll' on Human Rights.

Eight issues regarding human rights will be delivered to the participants, where they have to come up with best possible solutions by the means of intensive discussion. The grand event has been designed into several segments for two days.
Program Schedule: Law Olympiad Season ll

SCLS Law Olympiad consists of 5 Rounds.
-Argumentative Skill Round (Preliminary)
-Critical Eye Round (Preliminary)
-Rebellious Spirit Round (Individual Round)
-Action Plan Round (Semi-final Round)
-Symposium (Final Round)

Each Round's Winner will be rewarded along with Champion and Runner-Up award.

Date: 28-29th September

Qualification: Law student of any year or semester.

-64 young legal minds
-32 teams
-8 Different Contexts/Agendas
-2 days of Intensive legal analysis .

Inquisitive young legal minds from all the law schools are cordially invited.

Brace Yourselves for intellectual battle and Let's speak the voice humanity.

N:B: Registration opens soon.


Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission / Separation of the Judiciary
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:11:28 PM »
Separation of the Judiciary Since the beginning of the British colonial rule, the question of separation of the judiciary from the executive has been a continuing debate. By Regulation III of 1793, Governor General cornwallis divested the Collector of all judicial powers. The judge of the Diwani Adalat (civil court) came to be known as Judge-Magistrate. After Lord Cornwallis and until the year 1828, there was considerable debate on the question of separation of the judiciary from the executive at the district level. His successor wellesley supported the concept of separation because it was in conformity with the principles of British Constitution. His attempt to extend the system to other provinces such as Madras, was opposed by Munro who found the system wholly artificial and foreign. From 1814 onwards, the east india company pressed the Bengal Government to consider the Madras model ie union of judicial and executive powers at the district level. Ultimately Lord Hastings government empowered the Governor General-in-Council by Regulation IV of 1821 to authorize the Collectors and other Revenue officers to exercise powers of magistrates. By 1829 vesting of magisterial power on the Collectors and other Revenue Officers was complete. The controversy with regard to the issue of separation reappeared and continued until 1921. During the period from 1853 to 1921, as many as four reports were prepared on the issue of separation of the judiciary from the executive. The first was in 1893, the second in 1900, the third in 1908 and the fourth in 1913. Inspite of those reports, the structure as laid down in the Code of Criminal Procedure continued until 1921. Thereafter Islington Commission was formed by the Secretary of State for India in 1912 to enquire into the problems of judicial administration in India. In its report submitted on August 14, 1915 the Commission opined that legislation would be necessary to effect separation of executive and judicial functions of the officers. On April 5, 1921 the Legislative Council adopted the following resolution: 'This Council recommends to the Government that early steps be taken for the separation of the judiciary from the executive functions in the administration of this Presidency.'

The Government of Bengal set up a committee headed by a judge of the High Court to work out the details of the scheme of separation. In 1922 the report was submitted, but for reasons not publicly known, status quo was maintained.

The Constitution of 1956 of the then Pakistan adopted as one of the directive principles of state policy, the separation of judiciary from the executive as far as practicable. To give effect to the constitutional provision, the then government of East Pakistan introduced the Code of Criminal Procedure (East Pakistan Amendment) Bill in the East Pakistan Legislative Assembly, and it was passed and assented by the governor on 11 November 1957. In the statement of objects and reasons of the bill it was stated that the scheme of separation would be effected gradually. The law provided for notification by the government to implement the provisions of the Act to such area as and when provisions of the Act was to be applied to it. But the provisions of the Act could not be implemented even gradually due to the resistance from the officers of the administrative branch by issuing any such notifications. Subsequent Constitution of Pakistan (1962) did not contain any provision for separation of the judiciary from the executive. After liberation of Bangladesh, the Constitution of Bangladesh, in regard to the subordinate courts, provided for adequate safeguards for ensuring the independence of such courts. It required that appointment of persons to offices in the judicial service or as magistrates exercising judicial functions shall be made by the President (a) in the case of district judges, on the recommendation of the Supreme Court, and (b) in case of any other person, in accordance with rules made by the President after consulting the Public Service Commission and the Supreme Court.

The Constitution further required that the control (including the power of posting, promotion and grant of leave) and discipline of persons employed in the judicial service and magistrates exercising judicial functions shall vest in the Supreme Court. In addition to the above safeguards the Constitution of 1972 provided in Article 22: 'The State shall ensure separation of the judiciary from the executive organs of the State.'

The curtain of the continuing debate regarding the separation of the judiciary from the executive was finally drawn consequent upon a judgment of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on 2 December 1999 in Masdar Hossain's Case (52 DLR, 2000). The judgment, in effect, declared that Bangladesh civil service (judicial) be considered as an entity separate from those of other services, and directed the government that magistrates exercising judicial function should be separated from the administrative cadre. The recruitment, pay scale, posting etc should be separate from executive control and supervision. Such powers should be vested in the Supreme Court. It was further directed that (a) one Judicial Service Commission, (b) one Judicial Pay Commission for judicial officers be formed, and (c) all necessary amendments be made in the relevant laws to give effect to the above directives.

Two political governments did not implement the directives of the Appellate Division due to vehement opposition of the administrative branch of he Civil Service. Caretaker government that came into existence on January 11, 2007 promulgated the Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 (Which subsequently became an Act in 2009) for the purpose of separation of the judiciary from the executive branch of government. Under the said Ordinance (now Act) magistrates are of two classes: judicial magistrates and executive magistrates. Judicial magistrates are to perform judicial functions and executive magistrates are to perform executive functions. In addition to the promulgation of the said Ordinance, Caretaker Government reframed Judicial Service Commission Rules and Judicial Service Pay Commission Rules in 2007 and reconstituted the Judicial Service Commission and Judicial Service (Pay Commission). Similarly Judicial Service (Construction of Service, Appointment in Entry Post, and Suspension, Dismissal and Removal) Rules and Judicial Service (Posting, Promotion, Granting of Leave, Control, Discipline and other Conditions of Service) Rules were also reframed by the Caretaker Government for fully implementing the directions in the said decision. By notification dated November 1, 2007 amended Code of Criminal Procedure was given effect to. Since then judicial officers have been performing judicial functions of magistracy as judicial magistrates and officers of the administrative branch of the Civil Service have been performing functions of executive and administrative nature as executive magistrates such as maintenance of law and order, prevention of breach of peace, and commission of offences, granting, suspension and cancellation of licence, sanctioning of prosecution or withdrawing from prosecution. In addition to the above, executive magistrates have been vested with the power of Mobile Court, and in that capacity they can impose fine for violating provisions of certain laws and in default of payment of fine by the offender, he could be sentenced to imprisonment for limited period. As a result of the separation of judiciary, disposal of criminal cases in the courts of judicial magistrates including those working as metropolitan magistrates has increased twofold compared to the disposal of such cases previously by the magistrates of the administrative branch of the Civil Service and liberty of the citizens are more secure now than before. [AMM Shawkat Ali]

Bibliography 52 DLR (2000); AMM Shawkat Ali, Aspects of Public Administration in Bangladesh, Nikhil Prokashon, Dhaka, 1993, pp. 96-110,1504; Justice KE Hoque, Administration of Justice in Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2012, pp. 53-55; Code of Criminal Procedure
(Amendment) Act, 2004.


International Conference on Space Law : Implications in Developing Countries

Space race started with the launch of the Sputnik 1 in 1957 and international community felt the necessity of adopting international space law for proper exploration and exploitation of the outer space. Fundamental principles of space laws mandate that the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries and shall be the common province of mankind . After passing more than 50 years of space exploration, it becomes very pertinent to measure the effectiveness of space laws. Whether the laws are equipped enough to safeguard the interests of non- space- faring countries; what initiatives now need to be taken for ensuring equal and equitable interests of all countries of the world and what should be the role of national space legislations etc. On 11th May 2018 Bangladesh as the 57th country sent its 1st geo-stationary satellite Bangabandhu Satellite-1 which brings ample opportunities in telecommunication, broadcasting, weather forecasting and navigational sectors of the country. Accordingly, the development in national space law is very necessary for ensuring the interest of Bangladesh in outer space.
Keeping all these issues in view, Green University of Bangladesh is going to arrange the country's first 2 days international conference in Space Law on 16 August, 2018. The theme of the conference is "Space Law: Implication in Developing Countries". This conference will provide a multi-disciplinary platform for international and national experts to discuss and learn various aspects of space activity aligned with international space law and policy. Therefore, the conference aims to bring together leading academic and non-academic researchers, legal experts, innovators, investors and students to exchange and share their experiences, concerns and challenges in the field of space law and activity.


It is high time to take a closer look at the serious environmental issues we’re facing and the solutions that need to be put in place to alleviate them. Ignorance may be bliss, but it’s getting increasingly difficult to ignore the damage we’ve done to the Environment. Especially when the effects have been hitting so close to home.
So, there’s an opportunity to educate yourself about the problems and how we might be able to solve them before it’s too late.
If you are in 18-30 years, then you can’t ignore your responsibilities towards the Environment in any purpose.
Works for Green Bangladesh (WGB) is arranging a workshop on “YOUTH FOR ENVIRONMENT”

There will be an opportunity to take part in a quick quiz competition for every participant. First three winner will get winner crest and next two will get special certificate.

We will provide-
Certificate of participation, Pen, Pad, ID card, Snacks.
***Registration fee: 250 Taka
***Registration link-
*You must have fill up this form before completing your payment

***You can also register from our branch representative
Imran- DU branch
Mob- 01966850727

Bkash- Personal-255 taka (with charge)

After payment text on that number with your full name and institution.


4th August 2018
Venue- University of Dhaka
(conference room)
Faculty of Business studies –FBS
Time- 2:45-7:00 pm

Trainer :
1.Dr Maksudur Rahman
University Of Dhaka
Department of Environmental Science

2. Hossain Sohel
Senior Reporter
Wildlife and Environment
Ekattor TV

3. Iftekhar Mahmud
Senior Reporter at Prothom Alo

4. Maruf Hossain
Program Manager, Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust

Those are the people are committed to establish peace and justice through ensuring human rights and working to promote and protect human rights, We are delighted to inform you that Human Rights Support Society (HRSS) is going to arrange a 4th international human rights conference on 10/August/2018 at 9.00 am -6.00 pm, at Saheed Safiur Rahman Auditorium, Bangladesh Supreme court Bar association Auditorium.
HRSS is a human rights organization. It's dedicated to ensuring all sorts of human rights for people through building awareness as well as monitoring and publishing human rights situation report, providing legal aid to the poor and victims, helping destitute people and conducting advocacy with the government and other concerned authorities from home and abroad. HRSS also encourages the inclusion of common people in various human rights activities.
Registration Process:
All registrations must be submitted online.

Conference Date: 10 August, 2018
Venue: Saheedd Safiur Rahaman Auditorium,Supreme court bar Association , Dhaka- 1000, Bangladesh
Contact Us: 01520104747, 01791227420

Registration Deadline: August 03, 2018
Registration Fee: BDT 650
The registration fee covers:
*Welcome reception
*Name card
*Conference folder or bag
*Participation in the thematic session(s),
*Participation/presentation certificate,
*snacks and lunch
*Annual Bulletin
Final payment deadline: August 05, 2018
Bkash: Send your registration fee to this Bkash/Rocket Number- 01791227420 (Personal) And, SMS your transaction id, name, mobile number & email address.

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University is pleased to invite you to a Public Lecture on Inhabiting, Accommodating and Subverting Cultural Norms: Exploring Women’s Labour Market Behaviour in Bangladesh, by
Prof. Naila Kabeer, Dept. of Gender Studies & Dept. of International Development, LSE, UK, to be held at 03.00 pm, on Sunday, the 5th of August 2018, at the BRAC University auditorium, 65 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212.

This lecture will explore the interaction between economic incentives and cultural norms in shaping women’s labour market behaviour in Bangladesh.

Naila Kabeer is joint professor of gender and international development at the Departments of International Development and Gender Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published extensively on gender, livelihoods and labour markets, social protection and collective action. She is on the advisory board of Feminist Economics, Development and Change, Gender and Development and the Asia Pacific Sustainable Development Journal and currently President of the International Association of Feminist Economists.

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