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European General Data Protection Regulation
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European General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union (EU) has adopted the unified law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for all EU member states to ensure protection of personal data or information of an individual within the EU. By repealing the previous Data Protection Directive of 1995, the GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 with the aim to take the data protection issues to a different level as it has introduced stricter regulatory obligations, wider territorial scope and hefty fine for non-compliance.

Compromising crimes: Legally possible?
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Compromising crimes: Legally possible?

Out-of-court settlements are slowly becoming a common matter in our country. If you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself in the Sessions Court premises or a police station, it is very likely that you will hear the words 'Mimangsha or compromise' uttered to you by experienced persons who are familiar with this kind of situations.

  • IHL mooting competition held at UAP

    University of Asia Pacific Moot Court Club (UAPMCC) organised the 2nd Inter Semester Moot Court Completion on the issues of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for the students of Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP), on May 11 and 12, 2018.

  • WOMEN'S RIGHT TO POST-DIVORCE matrimonial compensation

    We all are aware of the fact that our society has a prescribed set of stereotyped gender roles to the effect that men are the bread-

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity

    The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of the

  • An appraisal of Electricity Act

    The Electricity Act, 1910 has been repealed on 12th February 2018 by re-enacting the Electricity Act 2018 for ensuring better supply

  • Human Rights in the Wonderland

    Human rights are neither gifts nor can be learnt overnight. From the dawn of civilisation, different communities nourished the human

  • Workshop on Mooting Organised by DUMCS at University of Dhaka

    Dhaka University Moot Court Society (DUMCS), the pioneering mooting institution of the country, organised a two-day long workshop on mooting titled ‘A Study in Mooting’ for the students of Department of Law, University of Dhaka on May 13 and 14, 2018.

  • Third Law Faculty open discussion held

    The Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka (DU), with a view to imparting knowledge on various multidisciplinary issues and subjects outside the realm of law and legal studies, initiated an interdisciplinary lecture series, the ‘Law Faculty Open Discussion’ in early 2017. This series attracts tertiary level students from all disciplines as well as young professionals with its unorthodox choice of topic


    Article 39 of the Constitution guarantees freedom of thought, conscience and expression. Freedom of expression ranges from the

  • Living together in peace

    In 1997, the General Assembly proclaimed the year 2000 as the “International Year for a Culture of Peace”. In 1998, it proclaimed the

  • Your Advocate

    This week Your Advocate is Barrister Omar Khan Joy, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the head of the chambers of a

  • Treating animals with dignity

    Around October of last year, netizens of Dhaka discovered a deed of utmost inhumanity: two dogs and their puppies were first beaten

  • Workshop on research and legal writing held at BILIA

    The capability to carry out legal research is indispensable for almost everyone in legal fraternity. While the people in this law community may or may not grow as a student to love legal research, they do come to understand that it is a critical skill they must acquire.

  • SDG Lab holds workshop on peace, justice and strong institutions

    SDG Lab-Bangladesh organised their fourth workshop jointly with the Department of Law, Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology on 12 May 2018. More than 50 law students of the university attended the day-long workshop titled Embracing SDG: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

  • Study report on justice needs and satisfaction launched at BRAC

    “Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Bangladesh 2018: Legal Problems in daily life”, a study report conducted by HiiL with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in partnership with BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid Services, was launched on 9 May 2018 through a report launching ceremony at BRAC Centre. HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a not-for-profit institution based in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice.

  • USAID’s strategic dialogue on legal aid held at BUP

    On 8th May 2018, USAID’s Justice for All (JFA) Program and Department of Law, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) jointly organised a strategic dialogue with BUP’s Law Department, in association with National Center for State Court (NCSC). A total of 80 participants attended the programme, including seven faculty members and law students.

  • Let our workers be treated with dignity

    Like previous years, the International Workers’ Day, also referred to as May Day has been observed on 1st day of May this year to commemorate the sacrifices of the working people. As we observed this Day, the facts remain somewhat indifferent, i.e. our workers are struggling to realise their due wages, establish safe working environment and demand trade union rights.

  • Think Legal organises commercial law conference

    THINK Legal Bangladesh, the online legal resource platform dedicated to the open and free sharing of legal knowledge in Bangladesh and the founders of the “Think Legal Lecture Series”

  • A voice for the marginalised communities

    Law Desk (LD): Tell us the background in brief of your work. Also, what are some of the key challenges you faced in being the voice of marginalised community in India?

  • Reservation, equality and non-discrimination

    Of the affirmative actions taken by the state, reservation in public office is the most contentious one.

  • OIC to form a body for Rohingya crisis


    The widespread violence against Rohingya Muslims causing civilian deaths, rapes, and forced deportation to Bangladesh has been

  • Security cheque: a weapon of choice

    In recent times, the number of dishonoured cheques has seen a significant rise.As a result, the courts in Bangladesh are inundated

  • Women in innovation and creativity

    World Intellectual Property Day for the first time was observed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 with an

  • Experiences of Bangladeshi mooters at Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition 2018

    The Price Media Law Moot Court Competition was organised in 2008 as an annual global moot court competition ‘for raising the profile of freedom of expression by bringing informed and effective debate and discussion on significant issues of information flows and technology to many parts of the world’ by the Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford. The competition is named after the Founding Director of the program, Monroe E. Price.

  • Symposium on Tort Liability for Sexual Violence Against Women held at BILIA

    Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) held a symposium titled ‘Towards Tort Liability for Sexual Violence’ at the BILIA Auditorium on 25th April 2018. Professor Dr. Shahnaz Huda, Department of Law, University of Dhaka presided over the event while Dr. Shahdeen Malik, eminent jurist and Honorary Director, BILIA gave the welcome address.

  • Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day

    Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka, in collaboration with the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh organised a seminar titled- “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity” to celebrate the World Intellectual Property (IP) Dayon April 26, 2018. Numerous law students, teachers, legal practitioners as well as IP experts and enthusiasts attended the seminar. Earlier in the day, a rally also took place at University of Dhaka to celebrate this occasion.

  • Constitutionality of army deployment in parliamentary elections

    In his recent statement, the Chief Election Commissioner of Bangladesh 'personally believed army should be deployed in the upcoming

  • Protecting minority shareholders

    David and Goliath is a story in the Bible about Goliath, the giant warrior and his defeat at the hands of David, a smaller and weaker

  • A classic tort of negligence

    On 29 March 2018, a seven year old child was killed due to a lift malfunction in her own home in Shantinagar, Dhaka. The victim,

  • Seminar on access to justice held at BRAC Centre

    The barriers to access to justice is a denial of fundamental rights ensured to the citizens of Bangladesh. Preamble of the Constitution provides that the citizens of Bangladesh are entitled to a “society, free from exploitation a society in which the rule of law …. equality and justice .… will be secured for all citizens”.

  • Bangladesh's First Constitution

    It is a well-established fact that the Pakistani military forces launched 'Operation Searchlight' against innocent civilians and unarmed