UAP held its 7th Distinguished Law Lecture Series
Recently we are witnessing a huge debate concerning the application of section 57 of the Information Communication and Technology Act (ICT) 2009 – the fact of which deserves a amiable solution on the basis of all-concerted dialogue driven by ethics and values, if not possible through an immediate legal initiative, said Dr. Shamsul Bari, Chairman of Research Initiatives-Bangladesh (RIB), in the 7th UAP Distinguished Law Lecture Series 2017. The lecture was organised by the Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) on Thursday, 27 July 2017 in its city campus at Green Road, Dhaka.
Being invited as distinguished speaker to talk on ethics and values, Dr. Bari highlighted on the importance of ethics and values for individual, family and society. He said that values constitute our thoughts, beliefs and credence which are essential to operate human life and activities towards the right direction. According to Dr. Bari, when our family and social bonding is lost, our collective values get lost too; but when it becomes stronger, then our values grow stronger. He also mentioned that education is the most significant factor to nurture values. But the purpose of education should not be kept limited to gathering knowledge only and it should be extended to creating the human feelings and morality. For this purpose, the first and foremost thing to do is to create an affinity of education with values. Dr. Bari also emphasised that every person should make decisions in his life on the basis of values, not of emotion.
The Department of Law and Human Rights regularly organises the UAP Distinguished Law Lecture Series in order to facilitate young law students with an opportunity to interact with senior advocates, judges and scholars of the country and to ensure quality legal education in Bangladesh. Among others, Chief justice of Bangladesh His Excellency Mr. Surendra Kumar Sinha, High Court Division Judge Mr. Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed, Constitutional Law Jurist late Mr. Mahmudul Islam, Eminent Jurist Dr. Kamal Hossain, Former Attorney General Mr. A F Hassan Arif spoke in the previous UAP Distinguished Law Lecture Series.
The 7th UAP Distinguished Law Lecture Series 2017 was presided over by UAP’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury. In his remark, Dr. Choudhury encouraged the students by saying that integrity matters the most in the life of any individual and to be successful in life, one must achieve the virtues of values. Dr. Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky, Assistant Professor in Law at the UAP, moderated the programme, while Ms. Nazia Wahab, Head of the Department, concluded the programme by giving vote of thanks.
The writers are Students of Law, University of Asia Pacific.