Kawser Ahmed

June 5, 2018
June 5, 2018

What is actually the basic feature doctrine?

Anwar Hossain Chowdhury & Others v Bangladesh (1989) BLD (SPL) 1 (hereinafter '8th Amendment Case') marks the beginning of judicial review of constitutional amendment in Bangladesh. The 8th Amendment Case set forth the famous basic feature doctrine which laid down a test for determining substantive compatibility of any constitutional amendment vis-à-vis the Constitution (see Kawser Ahmed,

May 29, 2018
May 29, 2018

REVIEW OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

This essay seeks to discuss briefly two fundamental issues concerned with judicial review of constitutional amendment in Bangladesh,

August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017

SC's power to review constitutional amendment

The then Chief Justice in the case of Abdul Mannan Khan v Bangladesh [2012] 64 DLR (AD) 169 noted that the 13th

December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016

Doubtful commitment to human rights

Bangladesh is a party to eight out of nine core human rights treaties. They are the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,

July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016

Severe punishment, not a panacea for sexual offence

Sohagi Jahan Tonu's alleged rape and murder has unveiled some of the fundamental flaws of our criminal justice system

April 5, 2016
April 5, 2016

Why JAMAKON deserves constitutional status?

The term, 'human rights' appears twice in the Constitution of Bangladesh. Although the Preamble and Article 11 of the Constitution