Taqbir Huda

'JUSTICE' IN PRACTICE

The writer is a trainee-advocate at Chancery Chambers in Bangladesh and a legal volunteer at the Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Rights (BSEHR - Manabadhikar).

June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020

Holding companies liable for death by negligence

On May 27, 2020, a devastating fire broke out in the corona isolation unit of United Hospital in Gulshan, which claimed the lives of five patients who were receiving treatment there.

May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020

Virtual courts and the future of justice

On May 9, 2020, the president of Bangladesh sanctioned the operation of virtual courts by the judiciary by passing the Adalot Kortrik Tothyo Projukti Byabohar Odhyadesh 2020 (roughly translated as...

May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020

Why we need to stop using the term ‘working mothers’

The annual celebration of the Mother’s Day brings with it the usual outpouring of love and appreciation for the primary caregivers in our families, but it also tends to bring to the fore some of...

March 8, 2020
March 8, 2020

We have laws but why don’t they work?

This year’s International Women’s Day, as the ones before it, comes with a reminder that the culture of impunity for violence against women (VAW) continues to be a concern, despite there being a...

February 8, 2020
February 8, 2020

Why do rape cases stay out of court?

Despite the frequent media reports of rape in Bangladesh, existing studies suggest that most rape survivors do not take legal action.

January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

Why crossfire will not solve our rape problem

The recent rape incident of a second year Dhaka University student has reignited widespread public frustration on the prevailing culture of impunity for rape in our country.

November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019
LAW

The colonial legacy of rape laws

Rape continues to be one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women in the world and Bangladesh is sadly no exception.

November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019

What legal action can a male rape victim take?

On August 19, 2019, Jamir Ullah*, a 45-year-old father of one based in Sreepur, hanged himself from a beam off the balcony of his home after being gang raped by 10 men.

June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019

Sexual harassment and the law: Where’s the problem?

Since its inception in 2017, the #MeToo Movement has been spreading across the world; it has brought to the fore the grave extent to which women from all strata of society face sexual harassment in...

April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019

Why our religious leaders must condemn Nusrat's murder

Any Bangladeshi with an iota of humanity should still have their conscience reeling over the heinous murder of Nusrat, the brave girl