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Trial of international crimes: Strategic change is due
Law & Our Rights

Trial of international crimes: Strategic change is due

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

The emergence of Bangladesh
Law & Our Rights

The emergence of Bangladesh

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

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

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

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    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.


    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


    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

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    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.

  • Amendment of IP rules in WTO

    An amendment to the TRIPS Agreement entered into force on Monday, 23 January 2017 securing for poor countries a legal pathway to

  • To prosecute the offence of torture

    Torture is prohibited in many international instruments. As for example, article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 and article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 prohibit torture and cruel or inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment.

  • Symposium on Jurisprudence of Evidence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Regime

    Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) organised a symposium on “Jurisprudence of Evidence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Regime: National and International Perspectives” on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at its auditorium.

  • Environmental law in a bifurcated world

    International Environmental Law and the Global South is a brilliant compendium of writings on international environmental law from a

  • Moot training course at Bangladesh University

    In order to provide opportunities for the law students to develop their research and advocacy skills, a four month long Moot Training Course was inaugurated at Bangladesh University on February 10, 2017.

  • Towards a “consensual” constitutional convention?

    This is the second consecutive time that the President has constituted a Search Committee to find some suitable candidates for the

  • An assault on state immunity

    On 28 September 2016, ignoring the veto of the then US President Barack Obama , both houses of the US Congress enacted the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

  • I dissent

    A few weeks ago, I saw the photo of the newly sculpted Lady Justice in our Supreme Court Premises, Dhaka. There is something

  • Lifelong anonymity to child offenders

    Children charged with crimes should be given lifelong anonymity to reduce reoffending rates, the UK government-commissioned review has recommended.

  • 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.


    I had the privilege of perusing an article titled 'To introduce the principle of finality: An urge of a judge' written by Mr. Sekander Zulker Nayeen, a learned Joint District Judge of Bangladesh Judicial Service which was published in the Law & Our Rights of The Daily Star on 24 January 2017.

  • Concerns for online purchases

    Due to our busy daily life, we are now-a-days relying on growing online business. Products and services like dress, shoes, food,

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    The 6th Lecture in the Think Legal Bangladesh Lecture Series was delivered by Hon'ble Justice Naima Haider, Hon'ble Judge of the High

  • High Court

    Opinion: Party's feast at the cost of justice

    While speaking about the sorry state of public prosecution, Chief Justice SK Sinha has once again decried the present pervasive system of appointing lawyers loyal to the ruling party as public prosecutors.

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    Recently on 17 January, a serious concern has been expressed in the daily Prothom Alo regarding an estimation of

  • Necessity of old evidence in trials of international crimes

    In seeking justice by holding trials of international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crime, there is obvious need to accept old evidence, historical records and victims’ recollections by the courts and tribunals, said Barrister M. Amir-Ul Islam.

  • The benefits of restorative justice

    Restorative justice is a process or mechanism to resolve a dispute outside the formal justice system. Its mandate is