Business and Human Rights: The Pathway for Bangladesh

Surya Deva is a Professor at the Macquarie Law School and a founding Editor-in-Chief of Business and Human Rights Journal.

The development aspirations of a nation cannot be fulfilled unless women are integrated within the process

Law Desk (LD): What lessons can we take from the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect women from facing differentiated impacts of disasters/public health crises?

Singing the same tune: Ending violence against women now

Nina Goswami (NG): In the past years, the government has appeared proactive as a response to many incidents of violence and mass reactions to the same.

A voice for the marginalised communities

Law Desk (LD): Tell us the background in brief of your work. Also, what are some of the key challenges you faced in being the voice of marginalised community in India?

Signifying Political Will For Realising Human Rights

Kawser Ahmed is an Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He has also been serving the Government of Bangladesh on human rights reporting for more than five years. He assisted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in drafting the national report for 2nd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Thereafter he was assigned to draft the initial state party reports on the ICCPR and the ICESCR in a row. Of late, he assisted the Ministry in drafting the national report for 3rd Cycle UPR which is going to be considered by the Human Rights Council in May 2018. Psymhe Wadud from Law Desk talks to him on state party's human rights reporting mechanism and different aspects of UPR.

Women's pledge to fight against all kinds of dominance

Law Desk (LD): Last year was eventful. The enactment of the Child Marriage Act widened a new dimension of discourse on conceptualising the fate of the women (specially girl children) in Bangladesh. Please share your thoughts and observation on it.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Business and Human Rights: The Pathway for Bangladesh

Surya Deva is a Professor at the Macquarie Law School and a founding Editor-in-Chief of Business and Human Rights Journal.

March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022

The development aspirations of a nation cannot be fulfilled unless women are integrated within the process

Law Desk (LD): What lessons can we take from the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect women from facing differentiated impacts of disasters/public health crises?

December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021

Singing the same tune: Ending violence against women now

Nina Goswami (NG): In the past years, the government has appeared proactive as a response to many incidents of violence and mass reactions to the same.

October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020

Combatting rape: A more effective strategy is to properly enforce existing laws

LD: What, in your opinion, are the reasons of the recent surge in incidence of rape?

October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020

Death penalty for rape: The severity of punishment has nothing to do with impunity

Law Desk (LD): What would be your general observations on the increasing number of rape and its relation with the culture of impunity?

March 10, 2020
March 10, 2020

Language is a vehicle that often carries sexism and misogyny

Dr. Faustina Pereira is a human rights lawyer, scholar, and a gender and development specialist.

October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019

The outcome of any UPR or treaty body review should be placed before the parliament for deliberation and policy guidance

UPR may be described as an interactive dialogue about human rights situation between the state under review and other UN Member States. It entails immense importance in the present context. For instance, although it is said that human rights are universal, in practice states have a tendency to view their respective human rights situations as domestic matters.

July 9, 2019
July 9, 2019
March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019

Positive discrimination can ensure gender balance

Professor Dr. Shahnaz Huda has been teaching law at the University of Dhaka since 1989, specialising in personal and comparative

February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

Towards creating an indigenous legal corpus in Bangla

Arif Khan is an Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He studied law from the University of Dhaka. He is one of the co-founders of Reading Club, a Dhaka University based platform for enthusiastic readers and young scholars.