Rafid Azad Saumik

Decriminalising the attempt to commit suicide

In Bangladesh, a comprehensive study by the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) in 2013 found that more than 10,000 people die every year owing to suicide. It is important to note that attempting to commit suicide is a punishable offence under section 309 of the Penal Code, 1860.

1m ago

Looking Back at the Laws enacted in 2023

2023 was a year filled with new legislation. A total of 50 new laws were enacted by the parliament on a wide range of areas. Law making in 2023 was by and large characterised by a reform spirit (i.e., reforming old laws), devising welfare schemes, and defining new offences. Few notable ones are discussed in this piece.

4m ago

Workplace safety for construction workers

On 24 June 2023, four construction site workers met gruesome death due to lack of safety standards at the construction sites.

10m ago

Freedom of religion of the Ahmadiyya community

In Bangladesh, the history of infringement of the rights of the Ahmadiyya people goes back a long way.

1y ago

Legality of targeted recording of women in public places

With the rapid advancement in technology all over the world, it has become much easier and efficient to capture photos and record videos.

1y ago

Notable Supreme Court Decisions of 2022

In view of the end of the year, this write-up comprises notable pronouncements made by the High Court Division (HCD) and the Appellate Division (AD) of the Supreme Court (SC) of Bangladesh in 2022.

1y ago

50 Years of Bangladesh Constitution In a nutshell

Given effect from 26 March 1971, the Proclamation along with the Laws Continuance Enforcement Order, 1971 played a huge role in restoring internal legal system and solidifying the creation of the new sovereign state.

1y ago
March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024

Decriminalising the attempt to commit suicide

In Bangladesh, a comprehensive study by the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) in 2013 found that more than 10,000 people die every year owing to suicide. It is important to note that attempting to commit suicide is a punishable offence under section 309 of the Penal Code, 1860.

January 5, 2024
January 5, 2024

Looking Back at the Laws enacted in 2023

2023 was a year filled with new legislation. A total of 50 new laws were enacted by the parliament on a wide range of areas. Law making in 2023 was by and large characterised by a reform spirit (i.e., reforming old laws), devising welfare schemes, and defining new offences. Few notable ones are discussed in this piece.

July 28, 2023
July 28, 2023

Workplace safety for construction workers

On 24 June 2023, four construction site workers met gruesome death due to lack of safety standards at the construction sites.

March 10, 2023
March 10, 2023

Freedom of religion of the Ahmadiyya community

In Bangladesh, the history of infringement of the rights of the Ahmadiyya people goes back a long way.

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023

Legality of targeted recording of women in public places

With the rapid advancement in technology all over the world, it has become much easier and efficient to capture photos and record videos.

December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022

Notable Supreme Court Decisions of 2022

In view of the end of the year, this write-up comprises notable pronouncements made by the High Court Division (HCD) and the Appellate Division (AD) of the Supreme Court (SC) of Bangladesh in 2022.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

50 Years of Bangladesh Constitution In a nutshell

Given effect from 26 March 1971, the Proclamation along with the Laws Continuance Enforcement Order, 1971 played a huge role in restoring internal legal system and solidifying the creation of the new sovereign state.

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