LAW INTERVIEW

LAW INTERVIEW

For a smart Bangladesh

Rumana Islam is a Professor of Law at University of Dhaka currently on deputation. She joined Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) in May 2022 as the first female Commissioner of the BSEC for a term of four years.

1y ago

Innovation and technology is no silver bullet to achieving gender parity

Barrister Rashna Imam, an Oxford scholar, is currently practicing as an Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. She is the Managing Partner of Akhtar Imam & Associates and Executive Director of Academy of Law and Policy (ALAP). On the occasion of the 8th of March International Women’s Day, the Law Desk spoke with her on the following issues:

1y ago

10th December World Human Rights Day Special Interview / Reflections on selected aspects of human rights in Bangladesh

Sumaiya Khair is a Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka, where she served as Head of the Department of Law from 2009-2011. She has a PhD from

1y ago

In search for a universal rule: Rule of law, democracy, and human rights

David Ormon Carter is a Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. David began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office in 1972 where he became the senior deputy district attorney. 

2y ago

Law Interview / 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.

2y ago

Law Interview / 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?

2y ago

Law Interview / 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.

2y ago

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?

3y ago

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?

3y ago

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.

4y ago

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.

4y ago

International solidarity is required to ensure safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas

Brian Barbour is a lawyer with a background in International Refugee Law.

5y ago

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

5y ago

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.

5y ago

Legal review of weapons and international law

Dr. William Boothby is an Associate Fellow under the Global Fellowship Initiative (GFI) at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He formerly held the position of Air Commodore in the Royal Air Force (RAF), UK. He retired as Deputy Director of Legal Services (RAF) in July 2011.

5y ago

Time to think differently about 'justice needs'

Law Desk (LD): Could you tell us about the background of the study titled 'Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Bangladesh, 2018: Legal Problems in Daily Life'?

6y ago

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?

6y ago

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.

6y ago
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