By Nishat Subah Maliha
A seminar on ‘Law Making Process of Bangladesh’ organized by Bangladesh Law Digest (BDLD) was held at the Department of Law, Dhaka University on 4th April of 2017. Prof. Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan, Chairman of the department of law, University of Dhaka delivered his lecture as the keynote speaker of the program. As the second seminar of the ‘Seminar Series’ of BDLD, this program was moderated by Mohammad Golam Sarwar, Lecturer, Department of Law of the same University.
In his lecture, Dr. Khan introduced the participants with sources of law; from divine to modern age with step by step reformations, exclusions and inclusions of laws practiced in this subcontinent. He also discussed in detail on Law and Order, Rules, Regulations and the procedures on how they are made and passed. Being the editor of 28 volumes of the ‘Bangladesh Code’, Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan shared his experiences and struggles while collecting all the laws and also depicted the methods of codification of laws in a grand way.
In the closing speech, the Moderator, Mr. Sarwar focused on the loopholes in law making process in Bangladesh and lacking of check and balance in existing legal mechanisms. He also emphasized on making laws befitting the time.
The program was a success with the students’ participation of about 20 universities. Law practitioners, barristers, social workers, teachers and government officials were also present at the program.
The Bangladesh Law Digest is a reliable online law magazine (bdlawdigest.org) introduced by some law-maniac law students of University of Dhaka. It strives to develop legal research and writing skills of students while publishing articles that serve both practitioners and academicians. With the aims to keep the legal minds in touch with the current legal realm of the country, BDLD has already started selecting representatives from different universities.
Nishat Subah Maliha is an LLM student of the Department of Law, University of Dhaka. She also serves as an Editor of the Bangladesh Law Digest (BDLD).