Law Lectures

Kamini Kumar Dutta Memorial Law Lecture

The Kamini Kumar Dutta Memorial Law Lecture Fund was formed in the University of Dhaka on June 23, 1962. In memory of Late Advocate Kamini Kumar Dutta of Comilla, his widow Mrinalini Dutta and four sons Saroj Kumar Dutta, Ajit Kumar Dutta, Ranjit Kumar Dutta and Sujit Kumar Dutta jointly set up this fund. As desired by the donors, rules were framed to hold this memorial lecture on any subject of law but there is also provision for holding lecture on any other subject in the field of humanities. The first Kamini Kumar Dutta Memorial Lecture series were held on February 9-11, 1970. Mr. Justice Amin Ahmed, Honourable Chief Justice (Retd.) of Dhaka High Court delivered the lectures on “Judicial Review of Administration Action in Pakistan’. The second lecture series were held on 25-26 May, 1991, about 21 years later and it was delivered by Mr. Justice Badrul Haider Chowdhury, Honourable Chief Justice (Retd.) on the topic ‘Evolution of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.’ The third lecture was delivered by Mr. Justice Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, Honourable Justice (Retd.). The topic of the lecture is ‘Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights.’

First Lecture: Judicial Review of Administrative Action in Pakistan
Justice Amin Ahmed

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Second Lecture: Evolution of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Justice Badrul Haider Chowdhury

Short Review: So far as the real merit of the dissertation goes, the author has not confined himself to the mere treatment of the evolution of the Supreme Court but also comprehensively dealt with the Supreme Court in actual motion, quoting extensively from the linse are more elaborate from the constitutional aspect than from the aspect of mere Evolution of the Supreme Court. This ‘going beyond’ his subject by the author, is so much the better, for, the position of the Supreme Court can be better appreciated by examining its output, which is mainly, if not wholly, on the constitution. The author has exhaustively treated the Fundamental Rights including those of Preventive Detention, Right to Property, Abandoned Property, Freedom of Press and Person and even Independence of the Judiciary. The gamut of case law on these subjects has been discussed threadbare.

Third Lecture: Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights
Justice Abdur Rahman Chowdhury

Short Review: The subject of this lecture is quite topical and timely. We have acquired democracy, and now want to cultivate it. There is law in the country; we want rule of law. There is individual rights; we want to establish these rights. There is hue and cry all over the world for these rights. Justice Chowdhury has highlighted the very important and significant aspects of Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights and thereby he has enlightened our feelings and intelligence, has touched our sense and sensibility.

Barrister Ishtiaq Ahmed Memorial Lecture

Barrister Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Memorial Foundation established in 2004 by National Professor Sufia Ahmed in memory of her late spouse Barrister Ishtiaq Ahmed with an endowment of Tk. 10,00000. The objective of the fund is to promote research in the areas of legal and constitutional history and cultural history of Bangladesh.

First Lecture: Rule of Law in Bangladesh
Mahmudul Islam

Second Lecture: Identity and Inclusion on the Development of Bangladesh State
Professor Rehman Sobhan

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Third Lecture: The Roadmap to Financial System Standards for Middle Income in Bangladesh
Dr. Salahuddin Ahmed

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Fourth Lecture: The Role of Legal Empowerment in the Making of a Just Society
Dr. Fazle Hasan Abed

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Fifth Lecture: Muslims and Hindus in British India
Dr. Tapon Roy Chowdhury

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Sixth Lecture: Holding the State Accountable: Building Democratic Institutions of Government Accountability
Dr. Gowhar Rizvi

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Seventh Lecture: Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed: The Boundless Sky
Barrister Rafiqul Haq

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Eighth Lecture: নেতাজী সুভাষ চন্দ্র বসু ও হিন্দু-মুসলমান সম্পর্ক
Dr. Sugata Bose

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Nineth Lecture: Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed: An Icon
Barrister Rokonuddin Mahmud

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Tenth Lecture: Emerging from the Case: Womens Struggle for Justice
Dr. Hamida Hossain

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A K Khan Memorial Law Lecture

A K Khan Memorial Law Lecture is a joint venture of A K Khan Foundation and CU Law department. This is a prestigious law lecture in South Asia. Senior Professor and Former Vice Chancellor of National Law School of Bangalore Madhava Menon were given the privilege to deliver the first lecture. The second lecture was delivered by the drafter of Bangladesh Constitution Dr. Kamal Hossain. Former Attorney General and Professor at Kathmandu School of Law Dr. Yubaraj Sangraula has delivered third lecture on “Right to have Rights: Interface of Law and Development”.

First Lecture: Title
Madhava Menon

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Second Lecture: Title
Dr. Kamal Hossain

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Third Lecture: Right to have Rights: Interface of Law and Development
Dr. Yubaraj Sangraula

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