BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE
The Institution for Alternative Dispute Resolution
A students’ delegation from Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) visited BIAC secretariat at Unique Heights on 12 November 2019 in the morning. The delegation comprised students of LL B Honours studying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) course in IUB. It was led by IUB Associate Professor of Law Dr. Assaduzzaman Khan. The purpose of the event was to interact with BIAC so that students of Law can be engaged in a meaningful deliberation about the future of legal education. Welcoming the delegation BIAC Director Mr. M A Akmall Hossain Azad said that It is now of utmost importance that ADR needs to be promoted among undergraduate and university level students. It would encourage a culture where litigation would not be preferred or promoted and change the mind set of people. Teaching and promoting ADR at university level would also mean that there would be increased skilled mediators, conciliators and even arbitrators, since the norm is that people get familiarised with ADR at a later point, when they opt for professional qualifications, the Director opined. Barrister M. Imtiaz Farooq, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh gave the students a brief overview on different forms and practices of ADR. BIAC General Manager Ms. Mahbuba Rahman Runa gave a presentation on the emergence, activities and achievements of BIAC over the years. Dr. Assaduzzaman Khan, Associate Professor of IUB, in his concluding remarks thanked BIAC for arranging such an event which has been very beneficial to the students of Law. He pledged to work in closer cohesion with BIAC in the fields of mutual interests including joint training programmes and exchange of views for practice of ADR as an alternative means of dispute resolution outside the Courts. The delegation later went round different sections of BIAC and saw its facilities.