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12:00 AM, April 09, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 09, 2019

SCLS organises Model Law Commission

Country's maiden Model Law Commission titled “Principal M. Wazhiullah Model Law Commission and Legislative Process Simulation 2019” has been held on 5th of April at Collegiate School and College. Themed as “Enact Future Laws” the programme was organised by Society For Critical Legal Studies (SCLS). The day long competition was divided into three segments namely 'White Paper Presentation Round', where each team presented two problem Agendas before panel judges, 'Draft Preparation Round' where team had to present the specific draft law and finally in the 'Parliamentary Round' each team recognised as parliamentarian and the process of passing a draft law had been showed.

There were 12 teams each consisted of 3 participants participated in the competition. The teams were from different law schools around the country including Bangladesh University of Professionals, BRAC University, Britannia University, Daffodil International University, Premier University, Southern University Bangladesh, State University of Bangladesh, Varendra University and University of Chittagong.

The competition was held on the basis of 2 specific problem agenda, e.g.: Implementing Policies for Clean Air in Bangladesh and Planned Industrialisation in Bangladesh, Establishment of Law University in Bangladesh: Prospects and Barriers. In Draft Preparation Round, all teams came up with 6 very time demanding laws including Maritime Resources (Exploration, Utilisation and Management) Act, E-Judiciary (Establishment, Utilisation and Management) Act, Space Technology (Establishment, Control and Management) Act, Renewable Energy (Utilisation and Management) Act, Online Advertisement on Digital Platforms (Control and Management) Act, Forensic and Scientific Evidence (DNA Collection,  Maintenance and Regulation) Act, etc. Throughout the day the participants engaged themselves in intense research, debate and in answering questions of the judges.

Distinguished adjudicators panel comprising of judges, advocates, professors heard the participants and also delivered their insights upon the performance of the participants. Justice Mr. Khurshid Alam Sarkar, Honourable Justice of Supreme Court of Bangladesh, was present as chief guest in price giving ceremony of this competition. In his speech he said that SCLS is playing a great role in studying law as well as in legal field. BRAC University stood as champion and Bangladesh University of Professionals secured the runners up position.

The programme was organised by Society for Critical Legal Studies following the footstep of the organisation's previous events such as mooting competition, law olympiad, law lectures, research conference, debate competition, etc. The distinguished guests expressed that the good works of SCLS will be continued in future and contribute much in legal education field of the country. Associate Professor of Department of Law, University of Chittagong and Moderator of SCLS Mr. Nirmol Kumar Saha presided over the programme.    



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