On 4th April of 2017, a seminar on ‘Law Making Process of Bangladesh’ was held at the Department of Law, Dhaka University. Prof. Dr. Borhan Uddin Khan, Chairman, Department of Law, University of Dhaka spoke as the keynote speaker of the program. The program was moderated by Mohammad Golam Sarwar, Lecturer, Department of Law of the same University.
The seminar was organized by Bangladesh Law Digest (BDLD). The Bangladesh Law Digest is a reliable online law magazine introduced by some law-maniac law students of Dhaka University. It strives to develop legal research and writing skills of students while publishing articles that serve both practitioners and academicians.
In the 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.
The Moderator, Mr. Sarwar, in his closing speech, 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. Besides them, law practitioners, barristers, social workers, teachers and government officials were also present at the program. This was the second program of BDLD’s ‘Seminar Series’. The Bangladesh Law Digest (BDLD) aims to keep the legal minds in touch with the current legal realm of the country and for this purpose it has already started selecting representatives from different universities.
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