Reviewing the New Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act

The new Act seeks to amend the Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act 1974. The provisions of the 1974 Act were not coherent with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and were proposed to be amended since the UNCLOS 1982 entered into force later.

Concerns over the proposed personal data protection bill

It has come to light through print and electronic media that the Government of Bangladesh has recently prepared a draft bill on the matter of personal data protection. Some very pertinent issues regarding the bill are set out below.

Why the new ‘Digital Commerce Operation Guidelines’ needs major revisions?

In response to the growing impact of digital platforms on the country’s current economic successes and the challenges, the Ministry of Commerce enacted ‘Digital Commerce Operational Guidelines’ (hereinafter the guidelines) on July 4 this year.

Is punitive action enough to prevent abuse of drug?

Although Bangladesh is not a drug producing country, in terms of geographical location, it is juxtaposed between the golden and

How far does it protect our privacy?

The Digital Security Act, 2018 (“DSA”), which came into force on October 8, 2018, was enacted to ensure digital security and to

THE NIKO ARBITRATION Lessons for Bangladesh

The domestic trial of the Niko graft allegations has been continuing for quite some years, now reaching at the apex court in Bangladesh.

April 2, 2019
April 2, 2019

Outside the scope of labour law

Section 2 of Bangladesh's Labour Act 2006 identifies certain institutions that would not fall within the purview of this law. The list

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

MAKING BANGLADESH AN ATTRACTIVE FDI DESTINATION : Challenges and options

FDIs have two competing interests: economic development for host states and profit maximisation for foreign investors. It is the lure

February 5, 2019
February 5, 2019

Is punitive action enough to prevent abuse of drug?

Although Bangladesh is not a drug producing country, in terms of geographical location, it is juxtaposed between the golden and

January 8, 2019
January 8, 2019

How far does it protect our privacy?

The Digital Security Act, 2018 (“DSA”), which came into force on October 8, 2018, was enacted to ensure digital security and to

November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018

THE NIKO ARBITRATION Lessons for Bangladesh

The domestic trial of the Niko graft allegations has been continuing for quite some years, now reaching at the apex court in Bangladesh.

October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018

Online freedom of expression under threat?

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

September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018

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).

August 28, 2018
August 28, 2018

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.

July 10, 2018
July 10, 2018

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.

May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018

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