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BILIA holds symposium on rohingya crisis
Law & Our Rights

BILIA holds symposium on rohingya crisis

On January 19, 2019, the Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) organised a symposium titled "Prosecution for Violation of Human Rights: The Rohingya Crisis in Context" at BILIA Auditorium.

CHILD REPRESSION AND KILLING: Issues and the ways out

CHILD REPRESSION AND KILLING: Issues and the ways out

Child repression and killings have, in the last few years, increased precariously across the country, and the questions that have come to the forefront of the media relates to why such crimes have been increasingly taking place in Bangladesh and how the same can be combated nationally.

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