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Intellectual property (IP) system often faces ethical conundrums when it comes to serve the poor segment or to secure larger societal goals instead of protecting corporate interests. Likewise, book famine for visually impaired persons or persons otherwise with print

Remembering the victims of terrorism
Law & Our Rights

Remembering the victims of terrorism

The primary responsibility to support victims of terrorism and to uphold their rights rests with the States themselves. The United Nations (UN) has been working to provide resources, mobilise the international community and better address the needs of victims of terrorism

  • Rethinking miscarriage of justice

    Miscarriage of justice leading to wrongful conviction or imprisonment has become an accepted reality across most of the countries embracing common law jurisdiction. Apart from the detrimental effect of a wrongful conviction and imprisonment on an individual person, it is also a glaring example of how criminal justice process or system often fails due to various/(numerous) factors such as, prosecutorial misconduct, false confessions, erroneous eye-witness or testimony, unsound forensic reports or its misuse and so on.

  • Death penalty for child rapes?

    This year, the incidents of child rape have increased by 41 per cent from last year. A total of 571 incidents of child rape took place in 12 months last year. Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF) has issued a statement last week demanding death penalty for the rapists of children by bringing them under the law at the quickest.

  • International solidarity is required to ensure safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas

    Brian Barbour is a lawyer with a background in International Refugee Law.

  • Conference on rights of the accused held at BILIA

    Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) organised a conference on Article 35 of the Constitution “Protection in respect of trial and punishment” on 29 June 2019 at BILIA Auditorium.

  • Farmers’ rights over seeds: The unsung song in Bangladesh

    For the last few months, farmers in Bangladesh have been burning down the crops in the field.

  • Sustainable development through interfaith harmony

    At the core of all the faith systems and traditions lies the recognition that we are all in this together and that we need to love and support one another to live in harmony; and to coexist peacefully in an environmentally sustainable world.

  • Innocence Project in the pitfall of criminal justice system

    The New York based Innocence Project is a legal attempt that is committed to exonerate wrongly convicted people through the use of DNA testing and to reform the criminal justice system for preventing future injustice. The standard that must be met by the

  • New ILO Convention aims to protect workers from violence and harassment

    Following the global #metoo movement, the International Labour Conference has adopted the Convention Concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work 2019 at its 108th session in Geneva.

  • Legal remedy for email hacks

    This week Your Advocate is Barrister Omar Khan Joy, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the head of the chambers of a renowned law firm, namely, ‘Legal Counsel’, which has expertise mainly in commercial law, corporate law, family law, employment and

  • Book Review: Nuclear energy regulation and the environment

    The very timely written book of Professor Abdullah Al Faruque on nuclear power titled Nuclear Energy Regulation, Risk and the Environment, published in 2018 by Routledge, makes an important contribution in the field of nuclear energy law which is still

  • The role of civil justice in achieving SDGs

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force by a historic UN Summit with a view to mobilising efforts to end all forms of poverty, inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

  • Rethinking investor state dispute settlement mechanisms

    Investor State dispute settlement (ISDS) is the mechanism of settling investment disputes transpired between host States (States where investments are made by foreign investors) and investors by ad hoc investment tribunals.

  • The role of civil justice in achieving SDGs

    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force by a historic UN Summit with a view to mobilising efforts to end all forms of poverty, inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.

  • Rethinking investor state dispute settlement mechanisms

    Investor State dispute settlement (ISDS) is the mechanism of settling investment disputes transpired between host States (States where investments are made by foreign investors) and investors by ad hoc investment tribunals.

  • 20th June: The World Refugee Day

    The World Refugee Day is observed every year on 20th June, dedicated to raising awareness about the plights of the millions of refugees and displaced people around the world.

  • On the controversial extradition bill of Hong Kong

    The whole of Hong Kong is shaken by the thousands of protesters who have blocked the streets to raise their voice against the recent controversial extradition bill of the country.

  • Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.

  • Dealing with deadlock in mediation

    Meditation is one of the fair modes of settlement of disputes pending among the contesting parties. It is a voluntary, party-controlled and structured negotiation mechanism where a ‘neutral third party’ assists the disputant parties in resolving their conflicts amicably.

  • Our right to easy access to information

    Information is prerequisite for humans to perform several activities.

  • The importance of forensic evidence in our justice system

    With the advent of time, the commission of crimes is becoming more sophisticated, critical, digital and organised. The pattern of committing crimes is changing with the changes of science and technology.

  • Determining the extent of right to safe environment

    From the perspective of judicial enforcement, environmental rights can be divided into two kinds - substantive and procedural. A

  • An Overview of Environmental Laws of Bangladesh

    With the imminent threat of climate change on one hand and the everyday cost of deteriorating habitability on the other, Bangladesh is

  • Landmark environmental law verdicts

    While our higher judiciary has no original jurisdiction on environment matters, its writ jurisdiction has been frequently invoked in the

  • Our ‘Problematic’ Law Making Process

    Legislative process in our parliament is claimed to be an upshot of the Westminster parliament. Like the Westminster, here government businesses are prioritised over private member initiatives for law making. However, unlike the Westminster, opposition and backbencher voices in Bangladesh

  • Readymade Garment Worker Rape in Chattogram

    Allahabad High Court decides on marital rape

    Allahabad High Court, India has held that forcible sex, be it unnatural or natural, is an illegal intrusion into the privacy of the wife and amounts to cruelty against her. The division bench comprising of Justice Shashi Kant Gupta and Justice Pradeep Kumar Srivastava upheld a District Court order

  • Legal protection of intellectual creations

    I study computer science and engineering in DUET. I am in the final year of my bachelors. Last semester of the final year, I designed a robot which can speak in four different languages (Bangla, English, French and Spanish) through automation. The unique feature of this robot is that

  • On Hindu women’s right to property

    According to classical Hindu law, all daughters of a man are not equally eligible to inherit. Unmarried daughters and married daughters with sons can inherit, while childless widowed daughters or daughters having no son or with no possibility of having sons are excluded.

  • UAP holds intra-department moot competition

    University of Asia Pacific Moot Court Club (UAPMCC) organised the 3rd Intra-Department Moot Court Competition on Contract and Tort Law for the students of Department of Law and Human Rights, University of Asia Pacific (UAP), on April 26 and 27, 2019.

  • Cybersquatting, online business and the importance of trademarks

    Commercial opportunities and ancillary frauds walk hand in hand and online business is not an exception to the foregoing. The term squatting denotes unlawfully occupying any property without permission.

  • Migrant workers’ death in the Mediterranean

    Last week, around 60 migrants died when the vessel transporting them from Italy to Libya sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Most of them were Bangladeshis.

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