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Road safety as a consumer right
Law & Our Rights

Road safety as a consumer right

Safety of person and property on roads and highways has now been a more serious concern for all wayfarers, especially the passengers, across the country.

To guarantee right to education
Law & Our Rights

To guarantee right to education

The right to education is enshrined in article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • On the settlement of land disputes in the CHT

    Land crisis is arguably the main problem in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) centering which many other problems have arisen over the years. From time immemorial, the CHT inhabitants have been complying with their traditional collective ownership principle coupled with customary rules and regulations for land management.

  • Clean air as a human right

    If you are reading this from a city in a high-income country, you have about a one in two chance of breathing in air that exceeds World Health Organisation guidelines for air pollution.

  • Workshop on IP held at East West University

    The Department of Law of East West University hosted a workshop titled ‘Intellectual Property (IP) in Bangladesh: prospects and challenges’ on December 2 2019 with a view to

  • Laws which impose stringent restrictions on rights and liberties do not reflect interest of the people

    When speaking about laws and legal framework in general, the state of economic as well as political world order has always been relevant.

  • Our personal data: Is it safe anymore?

    Doesn’t it happen too often that we are talking about buying a product via messaging apps and the next thing we know an advertisement of the same product pops up in our social media feed? It somewhat feels like someone is keeping track of our conversations but in reality, all forms of our data existing online, for example (but not limited to) our public posts, search histories, private conversations are being accumulated as big data.

  • Leaving no one behind

    If we scrutinise only article 27 of the constitution of Bangladesh, it should be enough to understand that every citizen stands equal and must get equal protection of law.

  • The strength of human rights education

    Human rights education teaches more than the mere definition of human rights. It enables a person to know about his actual legal rights, ways to safeguard those rights and teaches respect to the rights of others.

  • Reflecting on the Anti-Terrorism Act 2009

    2019 Global Terrorism Index says that Bangladesh is the most successful South Asian country in countering terrorism. The observations made by the Global Studies require an analysis of the legislative endeavours made by Bangladesh in combating terrorism.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and justice in civil courts

    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) through civil courts in Bangladesh is a painstaking appraisal of court-based ADR regarding civil disputes in the context of Bangladesh.

  • 2nd DUMCS-TIB Anti-Corruption Moot Competition held

    The 2nd DUMCS-TIB Anti-Corruption Moot Court Competition was held from 28-30 November 2019 at the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka. With 26 law schools participating, this was one of the biggest national moot court competitions. The University of Dhaka became the champion, while BRAC University became the runner-up.

  • FutureLaw conclave 2019 held in London

    With a view to inspiring Bangladeshi law students and early-career professionals in the United Kingdom, the FutureLaw Initiative hosted a career development session titled...

  • How far the Biological Diversity Act 2017 complies with international obligations?

    Access under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is meant to be of biological or genetic resources, and benefit-sharing refers to the benefits that might ensue from the use of genetic resources or associated traditional knowledge (TK).

  • Combating intolerance

    Tolerance recognises the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others, irrespective of their differences.

  • South Asia in a changing world

    South Asia is a critical link to the rise of Asia and its position in the international system. With a population of 1.8 billion people, it houses one fourth of the global humanity.

  • On payment of security deposit to landlords

    We have rented an office for a term of four years in Banani with a monthly rent of BDT 1,45,000 (One lakh and Forty-Five Thousand) only.

  • DHLR holds 6th public lecture

    A public lecture titled “Transforming Conflict in Educational Settings: The Benefits and Limitations of Mediation and Restorative Dialogue,” arranged by Dhaka Law Review (DHLR)

  • Intellectual Property regime in the age of Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence (AI) generated contents have been posing formidable challenges to the existing Intellectual Property (IP) regime.

  • Comprehensive book on corruption related laws

    The word ‘corruption’ has multidimensional facets and corrupt practices have far reaching effects. Offences as such are often termed as white-collar crimes and are committed and carried out by individuals, corporations or organised groups for the purpose of generating huge profits.

  • Can we make our justice system disabled-friendly?

    Sudeep Das, a visually impaired law graduate from the University of Chittagong, recently filed a writ petition seeking the Apex Court ruling to allow him to participate in the thirteenth Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (hereinafter BJSC) examination with the aid of a writing assistant.

  • Legal approaches to curb air pollution

    The air quality of Dhaka has been “unhealthy” and “extremely unhealthy” for an increased duration in recent years, says an analysis of Air Quality Index data, monitored by the Department of Environment under its Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) project.

  • Rohingya crisis: An effective playmaker in the reserved bench

    Rohingya refugees are hitting Bangladesh hard. International support for a strong measure against the recalcitrant Myanmar seems a far cry.

  • Twelve years of Judicial Magistracy

    As per Article 22 of the Constitution and the twelve-point directive of the Masder Hossain case, the responsibility of judicial magistracy was entrusted upon the Judiciary on November 1, 2007 with a view to ensuring its separation from the Executive.

  • The legality of Shakib’s ban

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on October 29, 2019, banned Shakib Al Hasan from all levels of cricket for two years.

  • Education and inclusion should be human rights priorities

    On November 1, the newly elected General Assembly President, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande recalled the responsibility of the States to actualise their vision of a better world. He further added, “we can only ensure peace and development if human rights are upheld”.

  • SED Foundation organises Environmental Autumn School

    1st Environmental Autumn School, 2019 (EAS) on ‘Climate Change & Refugee’ was a six day residential program organised by Strategy for Environmental Development Foundation (SED).

  • Protection of the identity of victims in judgements

    Provisions designed for the protection of the identity of victims of crimes and witnesses in one form or another can be gleaned in many legal systems of today.

  • HRSS reaches its 20th year

    Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) conducted its 20th Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) from 10th to 21st October, 2019.

  • Precedents to be used to avoid the misuse of the Artha Rin Adalat Ain

    The Artha Rin Adalat Ain, 2003 (Money Loan Court Act, 2003) is the primary legal instrument dealing with bank and non-bank financial institutions’ (NBFI) loan defaulters, which prescribes mechanisms for the banks and financial institutions (FIs) to get reimbursed.

  • On laws relating to alcohol consumption

    Currently the Government of Bangladesh has been very strict in controlling the consumption of alcohol. So, I was wondering as to what extent alcohol consumption is permissible under Bangladeshi law.

  • UAP holds freshers’ reception of UMSAILS LLM Program

    The freshers’ reception and orientation program of the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) LLM program...