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Constitutionality of army deployment in parliamentary elections
Law & Our Rights

Constitutionality of army deployment in parliamentary elections

In his recent statement, the Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh 'personally believed army should be deployed in the upcoming

Protecting minority shareholders
Law & Our Rights

Protecting minority shareholders

David and Goliath is a story in the Bible about Goliath, the giant warrior and his defeat at the hands of David, a smaller and weaker

  • Urge to establish Institute of Parliamentary Studies

    There is a common complaint from the academics of Bangladesh that their research works do not (cannot!) reach the doors of the policy makers. On the other hand, recently the Higher Judiciary has expressed its concern expressly, more than once, about the quality of the drafting of laws and parliamentary debates. This happens because of the fact that the quantity of lawyers are decreasing in the parliament. In the 10th Parliament, only 13% of the

  • Law lecture held at DU

    The goal of legal education is to create ‘rebellious lawyers’ who would gradually emerge as the community organisers in the future, said Professor Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman in a law lecture held at University of Dhaka on 21st March, 2018

  • Company meetings and impracticability

    In order to run a limited company, it is essential to have meetings between directors on a regular basis. These meetings are needed

  • Combating hate crimes on social media

    Posting hatred comments and victim blaming after any incident specially in case of sexual crime against women have emerged vastly

  • Right to die with dignity

    Right to die with dignity has been recognised as a fundamental right by the, the Supreme Court of India in a landmark ruling legalising

  • The custody of pets in the case of divorce

    Divorces commonly lead to disagreements between two parties regarding the division of property and the custody of children. A much

  • Women's pledge to fight against all kinds of dominance

    Law Desk (LD): Last year was eventful. The enactment of the Child Marriage Act widened a new dimension of discourse on conceptualising the fate of the women (specially girl children) in Bangladesh. Please share your thoughts and observation on it.

  • Women's right over matrimonial property

    The number of divorce is increasing in Bangladesh. In 2011, 2,864 notices were issued in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).

  • Sand

    Amend the law to stop excessive sand mining

    Sand is an important natural resource of our country. Proper use of sand after extraction from the quarry can contribute to economic growth and help in reducing poverty as it can create the employment opportunity to some extent.

  • THE RTI MECHANISM: Issues of public interest and time duration

    Right to information has been the foundational basis of all rights. The UN General Assembly declared this right during its very first

  • Your Advocate

    This week Your Advocate is Barrister Omar Khan Joy, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the head of the chambers of a

  • Agony of female migrant workers

    'Female Migrant Workers' means women who move to another country in order to find seasonal or temporary employments. In today's

  • Observing Zero Discrimination Day

    Discrimination continues to undermine efforts to achieve a more just and equitable world and causes pain and suffering for many.

  • Through the specs of law, language and others

    In the post World War I era, self-determination emerged as a purely political concept and not as a norm of international law.

  • Learning land law comprehensively

    LAND Law: Texts, Cases & Materials by Dr. Mohammad Towhidul Islam, Professor of Law at University of Dhaka, is the reflection of the

  • Multilingual education for future

    International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and

  • Enforcement of contract in Bangladesh

    Enforcement of Contract' is a very important regime of the Ease of Doing Business Ranking of the World Bank held every year. In 2018,

  • AFTERMATH OF KHALEDA et al VERDICT Will Khaleda be disqualified for the next election?

    After the Zia Orphanage Trust decision, many see the end of eventful political career of ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia where she has

  • Legally regulating spam

    Due to limitless potentials and government's patronisation in line with the vision of 'Digital Bangladesh', burgeoning scale of ICT-

  • Jessup national round held at IUB

    Eastern University wins the Bangladesh National Round, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 2018 and BRAC

  • Conference on Human Rights in Digital Age held at BRACU

    On 5 February, 2018 a daylong conference was held on “Framing Perspectives: Re-thinking Human Rights in the Digital Age” at GDLN Centre, BRAC University (BRACU).

  • Women migrant workers facing the continuum of exploitation

    Ann Stewart is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. She researches and teaches in the area of gender and law with a


    Threatening and causing of physical injury, incidents of medical negligence, malpractice by lawyers, defamation by libel or slander,

  • Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

    Reflecting deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constituting an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls,

  • MoFA and UNW jointly host national symposium on women, peace and security

    Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and UN Women (UNW) jointly organised a National Symposium on 29-30 January 2018, to further the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The NAP, which will include time-bound goals for the advancement of women's participation and rights, with indicators to measure success, is being developed by a working group of eight Government ministries and divisions led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    Governments of different times have taken a number of steps to protect our very own national heritage Hilsa fish

  • Conserving wildlife in Bangladesh

    Wildlife effectively encompasses all forms of life, whether plant or animal which are found wild in nature and also

  • Remembering the victims of holocaust

    Every year on 27 January, the world community pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and

  • Urge to enact privacy and data protection law

    In the global information economy, personal data have become the fuel driving much of current online activity. Every

  • Symposium on the Rohingya crisis held at BILIA

    The Rohingyas continue to be the most persecuted ethnic minority on earth, and have been subjected to discrimination and systematic violence for decades. Rohingya influx is nothing new in Bangladesh; but what was exceptional in 2017 was the magnitude of the crisis.