Bangladeshi judges arrive at Western Sydney University for specialist training
Judges and legal officers from Bangladesh are travelling to Western Sydney University for an in-depth training program designed to build their judicial expertise and enhance their managerial skills.
The training aims to strengthen Bangladesh's legal capacity, and is the first step in a new partnership between the School of Law and the Law and Justice Division of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
The training program is delivered by the School of Law's International Centre of Ocean Governance, which is uniquely qualified to provide training in areas such as transnational crime, cyber security, alternative dispute resolution, ocean governance, climate justice and maritime law.
"We are delighted to be able to help the judges and justice sector officials acquire the new knowledge they need to strengthen the overall performance of the judicial system in Bangladesh," says the Director of the International Centre for Ocean Governance, Associate Professor Daud Hassan.
Over time, experts from Western Sydney University will conduct training for over 500 judges and administrative and economic officers from different ministries.
"In addition to training, the partnership will also pave the way for multidisciplinary research and training opportunities on contemporary legal and policy issues," says Associate Professor Hassan.
"These include Masters and Doctorates, in areas such as cyber law, comparative law, maritime law, ocean governance and intellectual property law."
The Law and Justice Division within the Ministry regulates and manages law and justice. When requested, the division advises all Government Ministries and Divisions on legal and constitutional matters arising from any dispute. It is also active regionally and internationally through cooperative partnerships.
15 June 2017
Opinion: What this collaboration between artists and health-care leaders teaches us about living through COVID-19
A new project that spotlights the strain from COVID-19 on our health systems and the people who work in them has invited health-care leaders and artists to create artworks.
Opinion: If you were called by a melody, how would it sound? Communities in Ethiopia and PNG name people with unique individual tunes
36-year-old Binoora Bhultse lives in Garda village in the Oyda district of southwest Ethiopia. Binoora also has a name that is special to him.
Opinion: Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies
Green shoots emerging from black tree trunks is an iconic image in the days following bushfires, thanks to the remarkable ability of many native plants to survive even the most intense flames.