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By FutureLaw Desk

The Department of Law & Justice at Jahangirnagar University, in collaboration with University of Birmingham, UK is glad to announce two public lectures on Researching and Teaching International Law in the Third World. The lectures are to be held on Thursday, 27 July 2017 and Friday, 28 July 2017 at the Jahir Raihan Auditorium of Jahangirnagar University, Savar.

As a part of the 3 days long residential workshop on researching and teaching international law in Bangladesh (scheduled to be held on 27-29 July, 2017), these public lectures offer a unique opportunity to engage emerging local scholars to cutting edge research in international law from third world perspectives.

The Public Lectures

The first public lecture shall be held on Thursday, 27 July 2017  (9:00AM–10:00AM) by Professor Antony Anghie (National University of Singapore) who will speak on “the International Vision and Jurisprudence of Judge C. G.Weeramantry”.

The second public lecture shall be held on Friday, 28 July 2017  (9:30AM–10:30AM) by Dr. Mohammad Shahabuddin (University of Birmingham Law School) who will speak on “the Myth of Colonial Protection of Indigenous Peoples: The Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts under the British Rule.”

Distinguished legal scholars including Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman (University of Dhaka), Professor Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah (Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka) and Professor Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan (Chairman, Department of Law, University of Dhaka) shall be present as panelists in the lectures.

At the eve of opening its master of laws (LLM) program, the Department of Law & Justice has committed itself to building the necessary expertise within and spread the culture across Bangladesh. In that pursuit, this workshop focuses on advanced ways to study, research, and teach international law. It aims at creating a platform where participants can engage in meaningful discussions, develop ideas, and share experience related to the workshop theme. The School of Law at the University of Birmingham, UK has joined this initiative as a part of its commitment to global partnership in knowledge development and dissemination.

The intensive residential workshop will bring in 20 young international law academics from public and private universities in Bangladesh. While in residence, participants are going to review current scholarly developments, reconsider canonical texts and network with colleagues and peers.