Farhaan Uddin Ahmed

The writer is Lecturer in Law, School of Law, BRAC University

Bangladesh should host ICC’s proceedings in Cox’s Bazar

On August 4, 2020, the legal representatives of three specific groups of Rohingya victims submitted a joint request to the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC), requesting it to direct the Registry of the Court to prepare an assessment of potential venues for holding the Court’s proceedings in a state other than the host state (i.e. the Netherlands) so that proceedings can be held in a location which is physically closer to the victims of the alleged atrocities, who are currently residing in various refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Folk Fest registration controversy exemplifies the need for data protection law

Recent events surrounding the use and sharing of personal data collected from users during registration for the recently concluded Dhaka International Folk Fest, has once again brought to the forefront the legal vacuum in the critical area of data protection in Bangladesh.

Sexual misconduct at the workplace and a culture of impunity

Recently, Ms Pallavi Gogoi, the Chief Business Editor of National Public Radio, USA wrote a heart-rending but brave opinion piece in the Washington Post titled “As a Young Journalist in India, I was Raped by M.J. Akbar. Here is my Story.”

How Bangladesh should approach the Rohingya issue

It is quite evident that Bangladesh will be playing a prominent role at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this year since the Rohingya crisis will be one of the dominating agendas for not only Bangladesh but also many other countries.

Bangladesh's observations on Rohingya deportation

On April 9, 2018, in an attempt to work around the impasse in the Security Council and the fact that Myanmar is not a state party to

Myanmar should pay reparations to Rohingyas

As the world is already aware, since August 2017, a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign orchestrated by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya people in the Rakhine state of Myanmar has forced more than 700,000 Rohingyas to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.

In search of justice

In recent times, numerous international rights organisations and leaders across the world have been arguing for the referral of the “ethnic cleansing” campaign of the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The world at least owes the Rohingyas an acknowledgement of their pain and suffering, as a fact, by holding the culprits and the instigators of the ethnic cleansing

Rohingyas' dignified return to their homeland

Negotiat-ions are ongoing between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar to formulate a plan to repatriate the Rohingyas who have sought refuge in Bangladesh fleeing the atrocities perpetrated by the Myanmar military.

Case for a UN Interim Administration in Rakhine

The situation has been further aggravated by the fact that host Bangladesh is itself a poor country, with a high population density, and that the country's southeast region is not the most geographically accessible area, with hilly terrains and lack of proper infrastructure.

Protecting data in Digital Bangladesh

The Digital Revolution in the latter half of the 20th century ushered in the Information Age; a period in human history featuring four key innovations: personal computers, the internet, smartphones, and data.

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).

Blocking pornographic websites Counterintuitive and futile

Furthermore, blanket blocks on pornographic websites have been tried and consequently discarded in developed and developing countries around the world without much success and noticeable improvements, the internet is way too vast, expansive, and free for such measures to bear any fruits.