RIGHTS ADVOCACY

RIGHTS ADVOCACY

Right to education (in one’s mother language)

To promote multilingualism, to protect endangered languages, and to preserve linguistic diversity, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared 21st February as the “International Mother Language Day” back in 1999.

2m ago

On price hike and legal redress

In our country, unusual price hike for essential commodities has been used as a magic wand by the business class. They exploit the situation

1y ago

Bangladesh should incorporate the Rohingya scenario within its forthcoming ICCPR report

Bangladesh submitted its initial state party report to the Human Rights Committee (HRC), the monitoring body for the implementation of the

1y ago

Rights Advocacy / Are we validating child marriage through ‘special circumstances’ provision?

Marrying off of female children at an early age is not a new phenomenon in the Indian subcontinent. Due to socio-economic reasons, people very often let their female children marry at such a young age which is not permitted by law.

1y ago

Trade Union: The collective voice against workers’ predicament

In our country’s perspective as well as worldwide, formation and joining into trade union is now a recognised right.

1y ago

Rights Advocacy / Right of the taxpayers to protect personal data

Data protection and privacy are recognised as fundamental rights. An individual’s ‘private life’ includes the protection of his or her personal

1y ago

Rights Advocacy / Effectiveness of ‘local settlement’ practice for protection of Rohingyas

Since 2020, the Government of Bangladesh has been relocating the Rohingyas to Bhashan Char. The UN and other agencies initially criticised the relocation process.

2y ago

Rights Advocacy / Equilibrium within international economic and environmental laws

The implications of international economic law for transferring environment-friendly technologies and protecting non-economic values have become a major concern in governing economic relations around the world. In the last decades, the international environmental laws have had noteworthy influence on international economic law. It is vitally important that the industrialised countries actively play their role to decrease carbon footprints on the planet.

2y ago

On territorial sovereignty and its impact on neighbouring state

Among the 54 rivers shared with our neighbouring country India, the past research reveals that the Teesta river basin is seemingly the most sensitive one considering its geographic stand point.

2y ago

A call for overhauling the probation system

Under the supervision of a probation officer, the probationers are often discharged on the conditions to perform social, and community works like planting trees, reading books, taking care of elderly parents and children, etc.

2y ago

The Right to Repair and IP Rights in Bangladesh

Most of the corporations aim to block repair through making new devices such that they are even hard to be repaired by the third-party repairers much less the consumers.

2y ago

The issue of competition law compliance for the e-commerce sector

Businesses are constantly complaining against the anti-competitive behaviours of the e-commerce platforms. The accusations against them are quite templatic: deep-discounting, self-preferencing, manipulation in search ranking, misuse of consumer data.

2y ago

The nuances of confessional statement made by a child

In a landmark judgment in Anis Miah v State, Criminal Appeal No. 6799 of 2011, a full bench of the High Court Division (HCD) deliberated on the “legal implication of confession made under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure [CrPC] by a child in conflict with law”. 

2y ago

The use of foreign judgment in the legal system of Bangladesh

The judicial use of international laws, judgments in formal adjudicative courts is being seen and recognised around the world to an increasing extent.

2y ago

Resolving disputes without involving the court

Mediation is one of the alternative ways of dispute settlement without taking resort to legal actions, whereby the parties select their mediator(s) and resolve disputes maintaining utmost confidentiality.

2y ago

The dynamics of Rohingya repatriation today

The safe repatriation of the Rohingya peoples has been much talked for a while; but during the pandemic, the relevant stakeholders have lightly taken the efforts to initiate the said repatriation.

2y ago

Preventing wrongful imprisonment: The importance of introducing digitalised biometric identification

Zahir Uddin is the vice-principal of a madrassa with no criminal record. He was shocked when one fine day the police raided his house and harassed him.

2y ago

Protecting rights of performers on digital networks

In early days producers and performers of creative works could monetise the showing or viewing of performances effectively by selling tickets at the venues.

2y ago
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