In quest for rules to be laid down under the Arbitration Act, 2001

In many instances, an Act of Parliament includes a provision allowing the government or the relevant authority to make rules for carrying out the provisions of the concerned Act. Under an Act of Parliament, the rules are framed as directives and/or instructions for the users of the legislation in question. If rules are framed as such, more clarity is brought about and confusion about many provisions of the relevant statute gets dispelled. It also helps to carry out the purpose of the legislation in line with the intention of the legislature. 

Improving higher education in Bangladesh: A case for collaboration with Australia

Australia and Bangladesh have concluded the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) on 15 September 2021 to boost their trade and

Urgent reforms to ADR in South Asia to achieve SDG-16

The traditional process of litigating has been one of the best ways of resolving disputes from time immemorial because of its credible methods of examination, depiction, and judgment-giving.

Membership in international sporting bodies and statehood

In the case of Reference re Secession of Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada observes that “the viability of a would-be state in the international community depends, as a practical matter, upon recognition by other states”.

Absence of adequate legal framework for e-cheques

The electronic form of cheques (e-cheques) and the system of cheque truncation are prevalent in most of the countries in the world. E-cheques and the system of cheque truncation have been introduced to reduce the physical movement of cheques and ensure safe and secure payments.

On the settlement of land disputes in the CHT

Land crisis is arguably the main problem in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) centering which many other problems have arisen over the years. From time immemorial, the CHT inhabitants have been complying with their traditional collective ownership principle coupled with customary rules and regulations for land management.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

In quest for rules to be laid down under the Arbitration Act, 2001

In many instances, an Act of Parliament includes a provision allowing the government or the relevant authority to make rules for carrying out the provisions of the concerned Act. Under an Act of Parliament, the rules are framed as directives and/or instructions for the users of the legislation in question. If rules are framed as such, more clarity is brought about and confusion about many provisions of the relevant statute gets dispelled. It also helps to carry out the purpose of the legislation in line with the intention of the legislature. 

December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021

Improving higher education in Bangladesh: A case for collaboration with Australia

Australia and Bangladesh have concluded the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) on 15 September 2021 to boost their trade and

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Urgent reforms to ADR in South Asia to achieve SDG-16

The traditional process of litigating has been one of the best ways of resolving disputes from time immemorial because of its credible methods of examination, depiction, and judgment-giving.

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

The quest for special courts for adjudication of corporate disputes

In the last few years, Bangladesh has given its business environment a facelift to attract investments. To curtail excessive red tapism in company registration, the incorporation of company has been simplified by digitalisation.

August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Street law in medical negligence: Making tort law easy for the people

Street Law is a method of teaching practical law to the general public through interactive methods.  This year throughout February, iProbono (Bangladesh) hosted a series of virtual street law workshops to spread awareness on the legal aspects of medical negligence in Bangladesh.

August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

Virtual court system in Bangladesh

On May 9, 2020, the President of Bangladesh, while the Parliament was not in session, by exercising jurisdiction under Article 93(1) of the Constitution of Bangladesh promulgated Adalat Kartrik Tottho-Projukti Bebohar Ordinance, 2020 (Use of Information communication technology by court Ordinance, 2020).

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

Inability to repatriate export proceeds and legal remedies for exporters

In Bangladesh, most of the exporters have to rely on bank loan for procuring the raw materials essential for the production of the goods/articles to be exported.

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Employment Injury Protection Scheme: A new horizon to workers’ social protection

A study by ILO reveals that over 11,000 workers suffer fatal accidents and a further 24,500 die from work-related diseases across all sectors each year in Bangladesh.

July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021

Need for Sentencing Guidelines in Bangladesh

If an accused either pleads guilty or is found guilty by the court, he becomes an offender and is sentenced by the court. Generally, a criminal trial ends with a conviction or acquittal of an accused.

July 14, 2020
July 14, 2020

Digital payment system to boost up the operation of virtual courts

The Covid-19 crisis has tremendously increased the use of internet and accelerated the digitalisation of many businesses and services through introducing teleworking and video conferencing in different sectors.