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By FutureLaw Desk

Bangladesh Chapter of the Network for International Law Students (NILS Bangladesh) hosted the Poster Presentation Competition on Genocide against Rohingya today, at the permanent campus of Southeast University. The event was organized in collaboration with Department of Law & Justice, Southeast University and was supported by the FutureLaw Initiative. 13 teams from different private and public universities of Bangladesh participated in this creative intellectual exercise, where different aspects of the Rohingya crisis was discussed and analyzed by the students.

Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman, former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka was present as the chief guest in the competition. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Hakim, Dean, School of Arts & Social Sciences of Southeast University, Mr. Md. Asaduzzaman, Associate Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Law and Justice of Southeast University were present as the special guests on that occasion. Nasrin Sultana, president of NILS Bangladesh and Orny Chowdhury, president of the Southeast University chapter were also present on the closing ceremony.

The competition was adjudged by Ms. Naureen Rahim, Research Associate of Liberation War Museum and Mr. Shyikh Mahdi, Founder and CEO of the FutureLaw Initiative. After careful deliberation, two teams from Southeast University were declared as the champion and runners up. The team from Jagannath University won the best presenter award.

Being systematically oppressed over decades, the Rohingya people have been neglected even by politically powerful nations of the world, who mostly ignored such gross violation of human rights and played a passive role which has, in turn, exacerbated their sufferings. The crisis has reached such a tipping point that now their entire existence in Myanmar is being threatened. The Rohingya people have left their homes and traveled to Bangladesh and the other neighboring countries as refugees.

Throughout the world, poster presentation is one of the strongest media to express thoughts artistically which is intrinsically related to the faculty of mind. Law students from all universities across Bangladesh are welcome to take part in this competition and further the discourse on mitigating the Rohingya crisis.

The NILS Bangladesh Chapter has been successfully carrying out the operations of NILS in the country since 2016. The organization contributes to the arena of legal education by hosting various competitions, workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars, residential school programs, delegation programs, legal aid activities and miscellaneous educational activities.