The 4th UMSAILS-UAP Lecture Series held at UAP
Date: 05 April, 2021 (Thursday)
The Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) in collaboration with UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) organized virtually its 4th UMSAILS-UAP Lecture Series on 05 April 2021.
Dr. Ridwanul Hoque, Professor, Department of Law, University of Dhaka and IASH-Alwaleed Research Fellow, the University of Edinburgh delivered his lecture on “Constitutionalism in South Asia: The Significance of Constitutional Founding Values” as the Distinguished Speaker.
Dr. Hoque commented that the nature of present-day South Asian constitutionalism is based on evidence from major South Asian countries. He argued that there is a democratic back stepping in this region. While founding constitutional values do provide a normative framework for a post-colonial constitutional future for a given country, they do not themselves produce a clean break from colonial legacies. The significance and durability of foundational values in a post-independence constitutional order depends on the culture of democracy and the fidelity of constitutional actors to the founding norms’.
The programme was aimed at introducing the law students with an opportunity to interact with advocates, judges, and scholars of the country. The 4th UMSAILS-UAP Lecture Series was presided over by Professor Dr. Md. Sultan Mahmud, Acting Vice Chancellor of UAP. It may mentioned here that the UMSAILS LLM program at UAP is the only international LLM program in Bangladesh.
Among others, Dr. Kamal Hossain, Senior Lawyer, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Mr. Qayum Reza Chowdhury, Member, Board of Trustees (BOT), UAP also spoke at the programme while the event was moderated by Dr. Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky, Head & Associate Professor in Law.