BIAC organized first ever online learning session on “Arbitration and Mediation” in the country.

Due to the COVID-19 catastrophe invading all over the globe, the whole world is on full or partial lockdown, as such the Governments around the world are encouraging people, especially students to stay home. In this situation, students are home quarantined and are facing less pressure of studies. This is a great time to enrich our students’ knowledge, and perhaps even to prepare them for professional advancement. Online learning is simple and convenient for students to keep building vital skills for their future. To make this home quarantine productive enough, Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) seeks to ensure equitable learning opportunities for all university level students while prioritizing their health and well-being.

BIAC organized an Online Learning Session on Thursday 25th June 2020 via Zoom keeping the future of students in mind. This course was available for the students of Law and Business. In the beginning of the program, Mr. Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, Chief Executive of BIAC welcomed all participants and resource persons. He started by addressing BIAC as the first and only licensed ADR institution in the country that provides physical facilities for Arbitration and Mediation and organizes professional trainings in Arbitration and mediation which will help a long way in creating a pool of ADR professionals in the country. He also added that BIAC introduced its Arbitration Rules in April 2012 and Mediation Rules in 2014 both of which have been updated in 2019. BIAC has its experienced panel of independent arbitrators, list of mediators and excellence in serving its clients said Mr. Ali. Later a brief presentation on emergence and activities of BIAC was delivered by Mr. Akmall Hossain Azad, Director of BIAC.

Dr. Khaled Hamid Chowdhury, Head of Laws, London College of Legal Studies (South) and Senior Partner, Chowdhury and Ullah and Mr. Shahriar Sadat, Programme Head, Human-Rights and Legal-Aid-Services, BRAC, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh conducted the session. 65 participants from different public and private universities including Dhaka University, Chittagong University, Rajshahi University, Jagannath University, London College of Legal Studies (South), North South University, Independent University, Bhuiyan Academy, BRAC University, South East University, University of Asia pacific, Daffiodil University, Northern University Bangladesh participated in the program. The session was moderated and hosted by Ms. Mahbuba Rahman Runa, General Manager of BIAC.

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