World Human Rights Day observed at UAP-2016
On 11 December 2016, the Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) has organized a special seminar titled “The Ignored Universal Human Rights: Bangladesh Perspective” in order to observe the World Human Rights Day 2016. Held at UAP city campus, the seminar was participated by 60 law students, teachers, lawyers, journalists and others.
Among others, Dr. Shahdeen Malik, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Adjunct Professor of Law at the UAP; Dr. Shahnaz Huda, Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka; Mr. Muhammad Jahangir, Senior Journalist and Columnist; and Barrister Jyortirmoy Barua, Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh spoke at the seminar.
Dr. Shahdeen Malik spoke on the recent issue of enforced disappearances where mostly the law enforcing agencies are allegedly involved. He feared that if such practice continues, someday our democratic rights and voices would disappear.
Professor Dr. M R Kabir, Pro-VC of the UAP, thanked all the speakers for talking on the less-discussed human rights issues of Bangladesh. He hoped that young researchers specially the law students and academics across the country would endeavor to investigate the socio-legal problems and come out with efficacious solutions.
The seminar was hosted by Ms. Nazia Wahab, Head of the Department of Law and Human Rights, UAP.