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. 

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?

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'?

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.

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.

January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019

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.

July 3, 2018
July 3, 2018

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'?

May 8, 2018
May 8, 2018

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?

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

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.

March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018

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.

February 6, 2018
February 6, 2018

Women migrant workers facing the continuum of exploitation

Ann Stewart is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. She researches and teaches in the area of gender and law with a

January 16, 2018
January 16, 2018

‘We better focus on restoring Article 116 to its original form'

Justice M A Matin is a retired Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He was appointed as Additional

November 7, 2017
November 7, 2017

The risk of abusive constitutionalism

Dr. Ridwanul Hoque is Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at SOAS, University of London,

October 31, 2017
October 31, 2017

Giving people a sense of empowerment

Prashanto Chandra Sen is an Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court for 19 years. His practice