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Chittagong University wins Henry Dunant moot, SUB runners up

  • Published at 04:09 pm October 24th, 2016
  • Last updated at 03:34 pm October 31st, 2016
Chittagong University wins Henry Dunant moot, SUB runners up
Canadian University, Bangladesh and the local chapter of the Asian Society of International Law jointly organised the competition from October 20 to 22 in which 23 public and private universities including Dhaka University participated. The CU team defeated the State University of Bangladesh (SUB) team in the finals. Judges of the final round were Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, appellate division judge and the chairman of Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission, Prof Dr Rafiqul Islam of Macquaire University, Australia and Brig Gen Sajjad Siddique Chowdhury, the head of Legal Corps of Bangladesh Army. Canadian University of Bangladesh was the host of the event. The opening ceremony of the competition was held on October 20 at the university auditorium at it's Banani campus. Kazi Reazul Hoque, the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, inaugurated the competition as the chief guest. The chief guest in his opening speech said that these kinds of competitions would allow law students to improve themselves as professionals. He thanked the Canadian University of Bangladesh for hosting the competition. The Henry Dunant Memorial Moot was launched by the Indian Society of International Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to promote understanding of humanitarian law among law students. It is named after Henry Dunant, the founder of Red Cross. Following national competitions held across South Asia, a regional competition is held in New Delhi. Both the champion and the runners up team will join the regional competition.