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Human Rights And Peace For Bangladesh

HC directs govt to prevent marketing

Chemical-laced Fruits

HC directs govt to prevent marketing

Observing the authorities' failure to prevent dishonest businessmen from using chemicals to ripen fruits, the High Court has issued five directives to stop the practice, and entry of such imported fruits into the country.  The court ordered the government to set up chemical test units at all land and sea ports in six months...

Stop chemical-mixed fruits from entering country, HC asks govt

Stop chemical-mixed fruits from entering country, HC asks govt

The High Court have asked the government to set up chemical test units in all land and sea ports in six months to resist harmful chemical-mixed fruits from entering the country. The HC also asked the government to release imported fruits from the ports after conducting a chemical test to make sure that no...

Presidential clemency challenged

A rights organisation yesterday challenged a constitutional provision that empowers the president to pardon any convict. Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh submitted a petition to the High Court, saying that the Article-49 allowing the president to pardon death-row convicts was contradictory to some other provisions that guaranteed fundamental rights of the people. "The president shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves and respites and to remit, suspend or commute any sentence passed by any court, tribunal or other authority,"...

Presidential clemency challenged

Presidential clemency challenged

A human rights organisation today challenged the legality of a constitutional provision that empowers the president to pardon any convict. Article 49 of the constitution that gives the president the power to pardon convicts is contradictory to the basic structure and fundamental rights guaranteed in the constitution, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB)...

HC orders action against Meghna encroachers

HC orders action against Meghna encroachers

The High Court today directed police to take appropriate legal actions against those responsible for earth filling and constructing jetties on the river Meghna in Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria. In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the government to remove in seven days the construction materials taken there for establishing the jetties and...

FILING GRAFT CASES AGAINST GOVT OFFICIALS

Curtailing ACC authority illegal: HC

Curtailing ACC authority illegal: HC

The High Court today declared "illegal" and "unconstitutional" the provision that curtailed the power of Anti-Corruption Commission to sue government officials. The court came up with the order after holding hearing on a writ petition that challenged the legality of the controversial provision. Delivering the verdict, the court said the ACC law has been amended...

HC seeks govt explanation over drug price hike

HC seeks govt explanation over drug price hike

The High Court today asked the government to explain in three weeks why its failure to control prices of drugs should not be declared illegal. The court also asked the government to explain why it should not be directed to control the prices of medicines.

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