The third A.K. Khan Memorial Law Lecture was held on 21st March 2019 at the A.K. Khan Auditorium of the Law Faculty, University of Chittagong. The program was jointly organized by the Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong and A.K Khan Foundation.
Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, University of Chittagong was the Chief Guest of the program. The program was presided over by Professor A.B.M Abu Noman, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong. The keynote paper was “Right to have Rights: Interface of Law and Development”.
Professor Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula, Former Attorney General of Nepal, currently working as Executive Director, Kathmandu School of Law and an eminent Legal Scholar of the South Asia delivered the speech as Keynote Speaker of the program.
At the very outset of his speech, Professor Sangroula paid homage to Late A.K. Khan highlighting his contribution to the nation made during his life time as an uncompromising Judge, renowned Industrialist and a pro-people Politician.
He further said that Bangladesh is blessed to have such a great personality in its history. Professor Sangroula in his Keynote paper presented a new discourse of Law criticizing prevalent Laws of South Asian Countries which bears the Legacy of Colonial past.
The program was addressed among others by Professor Dr. M. Shah Alam, Former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong; Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh;
It was also addressed by Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Adviser, A. K. Khan Foundation, Professor Sikander Khan, VC, East Delta University; Professor Dr. Farid Uddin Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Chittagong and Professor Zakir Hossain, Former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Chittagong.
A huge number of students of the Law Faculty of Chittagong University attended the program and participated in the open discussion, said a press release.