LAW ANALYSIS | The Daily Star
  • Sajeeb Wazed Joy criticises Sampadak Parishad

    Online freedom of expression under threat?

    The Digital Security Act (DSA) 2018 aims to ensure digital security by punishing offences committed through digital media.

  • Analysing the draft Bangladesh Labour (Amendment) Act 2018

    The draft of Bangladesh Labour (Amendment) Act, 2018 aims to make labour law worker-friendly while regulating the conduct of workers and owners in compliance with the standards of International Labour Organization (ILO).

  • New era for data protection started

    The modern era of information and technology has turned our personal data into a valuable commodity. But unfortunately, the evolution of law protecting such commodity has failed to keep up with the ever-changing technologies.

  • Legality of bitcoin in Bangladesh

    Legality of bitcoin in Bangladesh

    Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency invented in 2009 by a software developer allegedly named Satoshi Nakamoto with a goal to create “a new electronic cash system” that was “completely decentralised with no server or central authority.

  • 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

  • Takeout(s) Ltd: Trademark infringement and/or passing off?

    The question of whether Takeout Ltd (hereinafter “Takeout”) is associated with Takeout 2.0 Cafe & Restaurant Ltd (hereinafter “Takeout 2.0”) is vehemently answered in the negative.

  • Challenges for the existing filial laws

    Bangladesh, being known as one of the most densely populated country in Asia, with its traditional socio-cultural structure and religious values has persistently fostered the family system.

  • Diminishing quality of law reports in Bangladesh

    Studying law reports is an inseparable part of the engagement with the law. Everyone dealing with the law in any professional capacity

  • Jurisdiction in company matters

    It is commonly perceived that the High Court Division (HCD) has original statutory jurisdiction in company matters and the perception

  • Analysing the draft Elimination of Discrimination Act

    The recognition of the principle of equality and non-discrimination along with human dignity and social justice has been recognised

  • Shoddy information on packets of tobacco products

    Anyone comparing the packets of tobacco products in Bangladesh and some other countries may notice that the packets in

  • Character assassination of rape victims

    Despite being a heinous crime, sexual offences, specially cases of rape, mostly go unreported in Bangladesh. There are numerous

  • PERCEIVED TENSION BETWEEN judiciary and executive of Bangladesh

    The tension between the two principal organs of the government of Bangladesh, the judiciary and the executive, is not too far to be perceivable.

  • TRIPS to deal with access to medicine

    On 23 January 2017, an amendment to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)

  • Draft Rules on the Child Marriage Restraint Act 2016

    Under the delusional conception of decreasing child marriages with the aid of the controversial 'exceptional clause', draft Rules have

  • Trial of international crimes: Strategic change is due

    The International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 was enacted to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons responsible for committing genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes recognised under international law.

  • An assault on state immunity

    On 28 September 2016, ignoring the veto of the then US President Barack Obama , both houses of the US Congress enacted the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

  • Urgent re-appraisal needed

    Bangladesh became a State Party to the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Children, 1989 (UNCRC) in 1990.

  • For greater protection of consumers

    The victimisation of consumers by some form of negligent or shoddy dealings is a common problem not just in

  • A seeming weapon?

    Death of patients caused by allegedly negligent treatment by doctors and hospitals has become common for quite some time in Bangladesh. This remains a very sensitive area as the medical profession is highly valued in our society.

  • Code of marketing of the breast-milk substitutes

    Marketing of breast milk substitutes, infant foods and commercially manufactured foods are regulated by

  • Revisiting the 1996 Ganges Treaty

    India and Bangladesh sharing 54 trans-boundary rivers as a result water dispute is a main concern between them. However,

  • Mother's remarriage and custody of children

    MOHIT”- is the son (five years) of a divorced couple Atiq and Rehana. Both of them remarried and demanded the custody of Mohit

  • Reducing congestion of cases

    The judiciary found it beneath the dignity to dillydallying inaugurating digitisation. Hon'ble Chief Justice of Bangladesh

  • Protecting Hindu women's right to property

    Much has been debated on the issue of women's right to property and the feasibility of its governance under traditional Hindu legal

  • Epitomising mismanagement in public banks

    Much has been written about the alleged banking scams in HallMark Group and also about the swindling of public money in BASIC Bank. These incidents appear to be outright scams and the magnitude of the money and people involved in them are very worrying and surely they entail outright squandering of

  • Human rights in IPRs regime

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Human Rights (HRs) often come in conflict. Under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the uniform and strict IPRs protection obligates all member countries irrespectively. Thus, the TRIPS Agreement causes concerns and challenges some important provision of human rights. Intellectual Property (IP) laws encourage creativity and innovation by granting individual of monopoly rights for a certain period of time. In one way it creates opportunity for the individuals, on the other it confronts the basic provisions of human rights.

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