• Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Presidential Clemency

CROSS TALK

Dilemma between disclosure and denial

LAST week was full of challenges without being challenging. Our prime minister challenged the High Court on the arrest of three Rab officers. A human rights organization challenged the legality of presidential clemency. A noted academician of the country challenged the Education Ministry on the ground of leaking question papers. It was good to hear so many dissenting voices resenting over so many things. Sadly, they were one-sided instead of being reciprocal. Reciprocal is when both sides get involved, when...

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)...

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