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Rights of workers upon layoffs
Law & Our Rights

Rights of workers upon layoffs

As lay understanding goes, layoff implies temporary refusal by an employer to give employment to an employee who is already employed.

Quarantine through the eyes of human rights
Law & Our Rights

Quarantine through the eyes of human rights

Freedom of movement is a classic human right. However, the same is not absolute and therefore can be curtailed on some occasions.

  • Ten different branches of Bangladesh Police

    The infographic below features ten different branches of Bangladesh Police, their work responsibilities, and jurisdictional areas.

  • To reduce the inequalities gap

    For the United Nations, the pursuit of social justice for all is at the core of the global mission to promote development and human dignity.

  • Membership in international sporting bodies and statehood

    In the case of Reference re Secession of Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada observes that “the viability of a would-be state in the international community depends, as a practical matter, upon recognition by other states”.

  • The legal challenges of intellectual property protection for data

    Data is the primary building block of the digital economy. Data is, therefore, logically termed as ‘new oil’ and ‘infrastructure’ of digital economy.

  • The significance of legal knowledge

    Law encompasses every sphere of life and society. So, knowledge of law is indispensable for every citizens of a country.

  • Analysing the draft Bangladesh Maritime Zones Act

    The term ‘areas beyond national jurisdiction’ (ABNJ) refers to maritime zone where no littoral state has any obligation for management. Put more simply, approximately two thirds of the high sea of world’s ocean fit within this term.

  • The necessity of enacting witness protection law

    In the administration of justice system, be that criminal or civil, complainants as well as their witnesses perform a very decisive and significant role, since to a great extent dispensation of justice profoundly relies on evidences put forward by them.

  • HCD rules on prenatal sex determination

    On February 3, 2020, the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why they should not be directed to prohibit the gender detection of unborn babies,

  • DU wins the Bangladesh round of Jessup 2020

    The fourth Bangladesh national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition took place from February 6-8, 2020, at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP).

  • Landmark decisions concerning women rights in Bangladesh

    The Appellate Division and High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh have delivered a good number of

  • Digital parliament: Problems of engagement and accountability

    Parliament’s relation with the executive is a matter of continuous attention. It holds the executive accountable on behalf of the people.

  • Can longer prison terms cut crimes?

    Incarcerating criminals behind bars for longer period of time will not cut crime and will only pile pressure on overstretched prisons, expert campaigners have recently commented regarding the UK government’s proposal.

  • Exemplary punishment can prevent food adulteration

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on 10 December in 1948 in article 25 recognised adequate food as human right.

  • UNODC holds workshop on human trafficking and migrant smuggling

    On January 23, 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organised a workshop under the framework of the

  • Lecture on digital footprints: A rights-based perspective

    On January 29, 2020, Lex Oration organised an event titled ‘Digital Footprints: A Rights-Based Perspective’ in continuation of their Lecture Series. The lecture was orated by Justice Dr. Syed Refaat Ahmed, Honorable Judge, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

  • Lecture on Protection of Personal Data held at East West University

    A lecture titled “Protection of Personal Data: Historical Developments, Global Trends and Lessons for Bangladesh” was held on January 26, 2020 at East West University.

  • Failures by Myanmar to fulfil its obligations will be breaches of the UN Charter

    Law Desk (LD): Why do you think the recent decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the protection of the Rohingyas is significant?

  • CSGJ’s 6th Winter School on Genocide and Justice

    Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum has organised its annual flagship programme titled as the Winter Residential School for the sixth time on “Dealing with Past and Confronting Genocide through Peace Education and Justice” from 17-24 January 2020 in Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Youth Development, Savar.

  • The meaning of ‘death by negligence’

    Section 304A of the Penal Code has direct bearing on deaths resulting from street accidents. The section says that whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide, shall be punished.

  • 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

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

  • Steps to follow before purchasing land in Bangladesh

    Checking accurate ownership of property in Bangladesh is an arduous task. Recently, in order to lessen the coercive process of verification of land management, the government has introduced Digital Land Management System (DLMS) by which the land area of Bangladesh can be managed digitally with the help of modern technology.

  • Understanding climate change and displacement issues in South Asia

    Climate change-induced challenges have been slowly but gradually grappling South Asia through tentacles of heatwaves, droughts and floods.

  • Who owns our laws?

    On June 25, 2019, an editorial of The New York Times was published based on the Georgia v Public.Resource.Org (a case about whether the State of Georgia can assert copyright in its annotated state code).

  • Indian SC recognises access to internet as fundamental right

    On the hearing of a plea in connection with internet shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir since early August, the Supreme Court (SC) of India has declared that freedom of speech and expression through the medium of internet is a fundamental right that can only be curtailed in situations of public emergency or in the interests of public safety.

  • Human rights compliant business through NAP

    The increasing power and influence of corporations in the last few decades has brought human rights debate in the forefront of business.

  • Implementation challenges of the domestic violence law

    The Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Act, 2010 deals with such cases in Bangladesh. The enactment of this Act was the outcome of an alliance between State’s obligations under the Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and nongovernmental advocacy. Domestic violence was recognised as a violation of human rights in 1993 with an obligation on the state parties of CEDAW to work towards a definitive legal framework that would raise awareness, prevent and ultimately help the society get rid of domestic violence.

  • Parliament

    Revisiting the laws enacted in 2019

    A total of 9 laws has been passed last year by the Jatiyo Sangsad (National Parliament) in Bangladesh regulating different sectors such as labour, education, social welfare, specification, agriculture, animal welfare. Some of the significant Acts of parliament are summarily discussed in this write-up for the readers of The Daily Star.

  • Landmark Apex Court decisions of 2019

    2019 has witnessed numerous landmark judgments by our apex courts. As 2020 dawns upon us, let’s revisit some of these notable verdicts.

  • Statelessness and displacement

    Human beings do not want to live as refugees which is completely a form of leading very inhumane life. In today’s global order, refugee crisis is one of the very complex challenges for the politically less-influenced countries.