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TRIPS to deal with access to medicine
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TRIPS to deal with access to medicine

On 23 January 2017, an amendment to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

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

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    The International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 was enacted to provide for the detention, prosecution and

  • The emergence of Bangladesh

    From a legal point of view, the Independence Day of Bangladesh has a connection with the Proclamation of

  • Redress against domestic violence

    Few days ago, I came across this video in Facebook where a middle-aged man hits his wife repeatedly on a train. It

  • Trial of international crimes: Strategic change is due

    The International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 was enacted to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons responsible for committing genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes recognised under international law.

  • The emergence of Bangladesh

    From a legal point of view, the Independence Day of Bangladesh has a connection with the Proclamation of Independence of 1971...

  • Freedom of expression in social media

    We often articulate that technology has made the world smaller, but the social media has made the globe even smaller.

  • Redress against domestic violence

    Few days ago, I came across this video in Facebook where a middle-aged man hits his wife repeatedly on a train.

  • Article 7B and constitutional stalemate

    There are better alternatives than Article 7B in order to safeguard the Constitution from unconstitutional intrusions. Instead of

  • The admissibility of e-mail as evidence

    Rapid modernisation and industrialisation have made the world dependent on new and modern technologies. The economic transactions have become paperless and documentations are now preferred to be digitised.

  • People's Tribunal on Myanmar crimes

    Permanent People's Tribunal (hereinafter “PPT”) has been working since June 24, 1979. Since its establishment, the PPT has held 42

  • Why patient is not a consumer?

    A consumer is a person who either purchases or agrees to purchase products or services by payment of price.

  • 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.

  • Filing complaint by consumers

    According to section 2(3) of the Consumer Rights Protection Act 2009, the following persons can file a complaint to the Directorate of

  • Be bold for change

    When I was asked to write on the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day I was excited and also quite frankly, stumped! While I pondered on the theme of #BeBoldForChange personas like Jahanara Imam, Sufia Kamal, Maya Angelou, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Mother Teresa came to mind.

  • Stop torture to protect women's dignity

    Violence against women is strongly condemned in almost all national constitutions and international laws. Violence against women has

  • An Overview of the Impeachment of Supreme Court Judges in Bangladesh

    The first constitution of Bangladesh, drafted in 1972, gave the Parliament the power to impeach the judges of the Supreme Court (SC).

  • Empowering youth through human rights education

    Commonwealth Youth Human Rights and Democracy Network (CYHRDN), Commonwealth Secretariat, organised a day long workshop on “Empowering Youth through Human Rights Education” in partnership with Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI).

  • WOMEN'S RIGHTS: No time to wait for a miracle to happen

    Khandaker Farzana Rahman is a Lecturer at the Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka. Her research interest includes

  • 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

  • Think legal presents its 7th lecture on ‘Judging the Judges’

    In continuance of the initiative taken by Think Legal Bangladesh Lecture Series, the 7th lecture was delivered by Hon’ble Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif, Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 25th February 2017 at the EMK Center, Dhanmondi.

  • No photograph policy of retailers

    Shoppers of retail stores would have noticed that many of these stores insist on a policy of not taking photographs within the store.

  • Maintenance to the parents

    Enacted in 2013, the Maintenance of the Parents Act has already considered to be one of the contemporary and progressive laws in Bangladesh. The law is very precise having only nine sections and comprises legal provisions for maintaining parents.

  • ANIMAL WELFARE BILL - A LEGIT CONCERN

    ON 20 February 2017, the cabinet gave a go-ahead to the proposed Animal Welfare Bill. Apparently this nod of approval seems to be pro-bono; however, from a less legally critical perspective, it really is.

  • Your Advocate

    I work in a private Bank in Dhaka. Reguarly I notice that the footpath adjacent to my office is occupied by hawkers, tea stalls, iron workshops and garages.

  • Professor Anisuzzaman, language and Bangladesh Constitution

    In the making of Bangladesh Constitution, the issue of language – particularly ‘Bangla as a language’ – had been practically very significant to be understood from two historical contexts.

  • How far the use of ‘Bangla’ in the Court of Bangladesh?

    Speaking in mother tongue and making the use of mother tongue in all levels thereby turns to be as of the fundamental right of a nation. There is a long history of thousand years behind the establishment of ‘Bangla’ language.

  • ALSP offers practical law courses

    Advanced Legal Studies Program (ALSP) has offered certificate courses on various job oriented practical legal issues. On 18 February 2017, an inauguration ceremony was held at National Mass Communication Institute.

  • In favour of the principle of finality

    Lord Wilberforce commented, “any determination of disputable fact may, the law recognises, be imperfect: the law aims at

  • CHILD MARRIAGE RESTRAINT BILL

    Many readers came across the news published in The Daily Star on January 19, 2016 as it appeared in the page 5, entitled, “Under-18

  • Volunteering brings the sunshine to the people in need

    The quintessence of human rights is volunteering, the endeavour that tempts folks to exert effort for renovating the lives of their ill-fated counterpart in the society.

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