The Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka organised the '1st Senior Advocate Ozair Farooq Memorial Law Conference 2018' on September 16-17, 2018. The inaugural ceremony was held at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building. The Honourable Chief Justice of Bangladesh, Mr. Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain graced the occasion as the chief guest while the Honourable Vice Chancellor of University of Dhaka, Professor Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman chaired the programme.
The Honourable Attorney General of Bangladesh, Senior Advocate Mr. Mahbubey Alam and the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Senior Advocate Mr. Zainul Abedin were also in attendance as the special guests. Professor Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka delivered the welcome speech while Professor Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam, Acting Chairman, Department of Law, University of Dhaka delivered the vote of thanks at the event.
Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission also spoke at the inaugural ceremony. Furthermore, Barrister Imtiaz Farooq, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh also spoke at the programme on behalf of the family of the late Senior Advocate Ozair Farooq. Numerous faculty members of various universities of Bangladesh, legal researchers and practitioners, academics, law students, etc. were present at the programme.
Chief Justice Mr. Syed Mahmud Hossain remarked that such a time-befitting initiative will certainly benefit the academia, bar and bench on pressing national and global legal issues. He also reminisced the late M. Ozair Farooq and acknowledged his contributions to our legal system.
On the following day of the conference, 22 papers authored by faculty members from various universities of Bangladesh, researchers from national and international NGOs and legal practitioners from the Supreme Court were presented in the plenary sessions. With the theme - 'Law, Justice and Society', the plenary sessions were further divided into four parts, namely – Constitutional Rights and Remedies; Digital Security and Cyber Crime; Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Justice; and Human Rights, Refugee Rights and Realities.
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