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  • Child marriage: A maze of dialectics

    A High Court Division (HCD) bench comprising of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah, has issued a suo motu

  • On legal position of triple talaq in Bangladesh

    The Supreme Court of India, by a majority decision of 3:2, has pronounced the Muslim practice of instant triple talaq unconstitutional as it is violative of several provisions of the Constitution of India.

  • To rehabilitate juvenile offenders

    Alarge number of children in Bangladesh are facing violence in a wide range of settings including family, schools, workplaces,

  • FUTURE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY IN BANGLADESH

    Energy, being the pre-requisite for all developments, is inevitable for emerging economies like Bangladesh to continuously run all the

  • Legal framework for Samaritans

    On 30 March 2016, the Supreme Court of India presided over by the Hon'ble Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Hon'ble Justice Arun Mishra

  • Resettling Rohingyas and international law

    The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees are two major international instruments under international refugee law.

  • Assailing the rape victim's character

    Section 155(4) of the Evidence Act, 1872 allows evidence of the victim's immoral character to be offered by the defence. The rationale

  • Accessibility for the people with physical disabilities

    The definition of accessibility refers to the abilities and opportunities to reach desired goods, services, activities and destinations.

  • The unfortunate case of Rid Pharma

    A Dhaka court acquitted all five officials of Rid Pharmaceuticals Ltd in a case filed over the manufacture of toxic paracetamol syrup

  • Forced labour: The law of the jungle!

    A disproportionate amount of focus on sex trafficking draws the attention away from the countless male trafficked victims faced forced labour episodes whose we seldom meet as hawkers in the bustling street of a vibrant city selling newspapers or popcorns.

  • Legal issues in caring for elderly people

    Each year, on October 01, we observe “the International Day for Older Persons” through rallies and meetings and

  • To foster the status of ESC rights

    According to the World Bank, Bangladesh has recently achieved a momentous hallmark of shifting its image of 'lower income

  • Rape incidents: Silence to be broken

    Rape incidents, irrespective of time do make our hearts bleed and hurt us deep. The recent rape incidents were deep enough to create a social reaction that has come from every section of the society. According to the recent statistics of Bangladesh Ain o Salish Kendra

  • Gender Equality in Bangladeshi politics

    In the concealment of the fact that women are in leadership positions in the central politics of Bangladesh, a critical feminist issue gets neglected: to what

  • Need for witness protection law

    The word 'witness' can be defined as any person, who is required to give evidence in any investigative or judicial proceedings in relation to the commission of an offence.

  • The Dalits In Bangladesh

    The Dalits are known as the 'untouchables' in many parts of South Asia. They face discrimination at all levels of social interaction such as from...

  • Offence of 'murder after rape'

    Having law background, many of us often face the question that whether death penalty has been abolished in Bangladesh after the

  • Legal Status of Bihari community

    The Urdu-speaking community living in Bangladesh, popularly known as Biharis, does not refer to a distinct group of people easily identifiable by race, religion or physical characteristics. The case of Bihari community in Bangladesh is different from the other minority groups. This community primarily focuses on a geographical location of Indian state of Bihar.

  • Lawful Arrest and false imprisonment

    Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has given sufficient power to any police officer to arrest a person without warrant but the police can exercise the power only in those circumstances where a police officer possesses some evidence indicating involvement with the offence. Unfortunately, in most of the cases it can be seen that most of the police officers are arresting the people without collecting any reasonable indications connecting with the offence. Perhaps section 54 is the most pervasive section that is being misused by the police officers.

  • GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY to protect Syrian refugees

    INFLUENCED by the pro-democracy movements in several Middle East countries, the nationals of Syria started peaceful demonstrating

  • books on migrant workers

    Protecting the rights of migrant workers

    With an aim to protect the rights of Bangladesh's economic migrants by enhancing the capacity of National Human Rights Commission, the UNDP-Bangladesh has recently published a study report titled 'Protecting Migrant Workers from Bangladesh: A Study of Legal Compliance with Migrant Workers' Rights' (2014).

  • underprivileged women

    Rights of underprivileged women

    The judicial system is a powerful tool at the heart of women's rights enforcement, along with the lawyers that fight for the rights of their clients.

  • Royalties for Music

    The music industry banks on royalties collected by the licensing of copyrighted songs and recordings as a key form of payment for

  • Rights of working women

    At present times women employees can be seen in almost every establishments. They work in industries, shops, factories, companies

  • dowry

    Dower is our right, dowry is prohibitted

    DESPITE of woman's participation in the socio-economic and political development, woman has less access to enjoy their money, especially in their property rights.

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