The first virtual lecture series on “50 Years Celebration of Bangladesh Independence and Constitution: Ensuring Access to Justice of Left Behind Minority Community” was held on 4th November 2021. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) and UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) have jointly organized this event with setting a focus on discussing the key social movements, figures, and cases that contributed to enhance rights and justice in Bangladesh in the last 50 years.
Dr. Kamal Hossain, Chairman of Drafting Committee of The Constitution of Bangladesh and Chairperson of BLAST, Br. M Amir-ul Islam, Member of Drafting Committee of The Constitution of Bangladesh and Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and Ms. Sultana Kamal, Human Rights Activist and Chairman, Manabadhikar Shongskriti Foundation were the discussants of the program.
The opening remarks was given by Mr. C. M. Shafi Sami, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT), UAP, while Ms. Muktasree Chakma, Founder, Supporting People and Rebuilding Communities-SPaRC, and Mr. Taqbir Huda, Advocacy Lead, GJD, BRAC and Justice for All Now (JANO), Bangladesh also spoke at the event.
Dr. Faustina Pereira, Head of Legal Empowerment and Sustainable Development in the Centre for Peace and Justice, BRACU moderated this event while Professor Dr. Md. Sultan Mahmud, Acting Vice Chancellor, UAP ended the discussion with his closing remarks.