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Disaster Justice in Bangladesh: The Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts

The presentation is based on ongoing research about theorizing on the concept of disaster justice. In contrast with environmental justice, climate justice, and justice for the poor we present an analytical framework based on a case study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Our analysis focuses on three inter-related levels of governance. First, at the national level of governance, we begin with the role of successive governments in supporting or hindering access to justice by the Hill people. Second, at the regional Level, we look at the scale of land-related disaster and the underlying societal, environmental and ecological implications. Finally, at the community level, the field research highlights the impact of land-related disaster on the social fabric, on local power relations and customary law. 

Programme

  • Presentation and discussion by Dr. Caroline Brassard (Adjunct Assistant Professor, LKYSPP) and Mr. Manzoor Hasan OBE (Executive Director, South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, BRAC University) 
  • Photo Session
  • High Tea
Sociology Department Seminar Room,
Social Science Building, Dhaka University
Wed 15 November 2017
05:00 PM - 06:45 PM

Dr. Caroline Brassard

Dr. Caroline Brassard

Adjunct Assistant Professor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Mr. Manzoor Hasan OBE

Mr. Manzoor Hasan OBE

Executive Director, South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, BRAC University

Please contact Ambar Widastuti, sppamba@nus.edu.sg for registration by 13 November 2017.