Dhaka University (DU) Govinda Dev Philosophy Research Center organized an international webinar on Monday, stated a press release issued by DU Public Relations Office on Tuesday.
The DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) and President of Govinda Dev Research Center Prof. Dr. ASM Maqsood Kamal presided over the webinar. Besides Bangladesh, students and professors from Australia and India also participated in the webinar.
Prof. Dr. Farid Ahmed of the Department of Philosophy at Jahangirnagar University (JU) read out the main article titled ‘Governance for Environmental Human Rights Protection in the Context of Bangladesh: A Policy Perspective’ in the webinar.
Honorary Professor of DU Department of Philosophy Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam, former Chairman of the Human Rights Commission and Professor of the Department of Law Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Professor Mahabubur Rahman of the Department of Psychology, Professor Anu Muhammad of JU Department of Economics, Professor Md. Kamrul Ahsan of JU Department of Philosophy and Professor Santosh Kumar Pal of the University of Burdwan in India took part in the discussion session on the article.
The Director of Govinda Dev Philosophy Research Center and Chairman of DU Department of Philosophy Prof. Dr. Harun Rashid delivered the welcome speech at the webinar.
Speakers at the time discussed in detail the rights of all stakeholders in adopting policies for the implementation of sustainable development and the implementation of those rights.
They opined that this moral right demands consideration not only for human beings but also for non-human beings and called upon all to take state decisions by discussing human dignity with the highest priority.
They also expressed the view that good governance, distribution of social justice as well as citizens' empowerment, transparency and accountability are possible if the human rights of the stakeholders are preserved in this way, which is consistent with the spirit of the Liberation War.