SAILS hosts seminar to mark Human Rights Day 2011
Regional human rights mechanism for South Asia underscored
Presenters and discussants at a seminar have underlined the need for a regional mechanism in South Asia for better promotion and protection of human rights.
They recommended for setting up a South Asian Human Rights Commission alongside strengthening the National Human Rights Institutes (NHRIs) in respective countries.
Dr. Kamal Hossain is addressing the seminar.
They also recommended to include provision facilitating regional human rights mechanism in the SAARC Charter.
Related Press Reports: 1. Prothom Alo; 2. The Independent
Valedictory Session of ADR training
Chief Justice underlines streamlining ADR system  
Mr. Justice Md. Muzammel Hossain, Honourable Chief Justice of Bangladesh has said that there is a need to streamlining the system of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) given the huge backlog of cases and to ensure justice for the people.
He was speaking as the Chief Guest at the Valedictory Session of a week-long training on ADR on 22 July 2011, jointly organized by the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), The Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution, Los Angeles, and JATI of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. 
Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution
National policy recommended  

The speakers and discussants at a national seminar on the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) urged for a complete and comprehensive policy on ADR, necessary amendments in related laws and rules and compulsory courses on ADR at law schools among other issues. They recommended for activating village courts with required training facilities and logistics as well.

They also suggested for offering courses on ethics in legal curriculum to bring a change in the attitude and mind set of lawyers and judges to make them pro-people.
SAILS, LLS and JATI organize ADR training
Law Minister underlines streamlining ADR system
Barrister Shafique Ahmed, Honourable Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has said that his Government has been considering to streamlining the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system.
SAILS organizes training on ADR with LLS and JATI 
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The South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS), in collaboration with The Loyola Law School  (LLS) Center For Conflict Resolution, Los Angeles, the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is organizing a week long training programme on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for judges, legal academics and lawyers from 16 to 22 July 2011 at the Seminar Hall of JATI in Dhaka.

Uttam Das presented paper at CRG conference

altDr. Uttam Kumar Das, Deputy Director at the South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (SAILS) has presented a paper at an international conference held in Kolkata, India from 8 September to 10 September 2011.
Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (CRG) was the organizer of the event titled Fourth Critical Studies Conference on “Development, Logistics, and Governance.” The venue of the programme was the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata.   

Dr. Das’ paper entitled “Risking lives for remittances: A look into the management and governance of labour migration processes from Bangladesh.”
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