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.

January 9, 2018
January 9, 2018

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.

September 5, 2017
September 5, 2017

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.

August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017

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

July 11, 2017
July 11, 2017

Jurisdiction in company matters

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

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

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

May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017

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

May 16, 2017
May 16, 2017

Character assassination of rape victims

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

May 9, 2017
May 9, 2017

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.

April 18, 2017
April 18, 2017

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)

April 11, 2017
April 11, 2017

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