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Circumventing the legitimate interest of Bangladesh
Law & Our Rights

Circumventing the legitimate interest of Bangladesh

IN one of the previous write-ups published on 15 January 2019 in The Daily Star, I have discussed about the rigidity and partisanism in the arbitration law and panels of the Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Restraining Coaching business or teachers?
Law & Our Rights

Restraining Coaching business or teachers?

On 7 February 2019, the High Court Division (HCD) delivered a judgment on the legality of a policy promulgated by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2012 on limiting the involvement of teachers in the coaching business.

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    The Supreme Court (SC) of Florida, USA has ruled by a 4:3 majority that it is okay for judges to be friends in Facebook with the attorneys appearing before them and Facebook friendship as such is not a sufficient ground for disqualifying the judge from considering the matter in question on the ground of likelihood of bias.

  • THE NIKO ARBITRATION Lessons for Bangladesh

    The domestic trial of the Niko graft allegations has been continuing for quite some years, now reaching at the apex court in Bangladesh.

  • Balancing economic growth and clean environment

    Bangladesh has sustained vigorous economic growth, 6.7 percent of GDP per year on average, by massive industrial development and urbanisation.

  • User's privacy in using Apps

    When a smartphone user wants to install the Flashlight App, the app may ask to access the call logs and the contacts. Again that same user might want to launch a newly installed Calendar App that wants access to the user's camera or asks to read the messages.

  • BLAST holds expert consultation seminar on ensuring deterrence, punishment and reparation for rape

    On 10 November 2018, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) organised a seminar titled ‘Redress for Rape: Ensuring Deterrence, Punishment and Reparation’ at the BILIA Auditorium in Dhaka. This was the final seminar in a series of four expert consultation seminars on the review and proposed reform of laws on rape, hosted by BLAST between July and November, which will lead to a national conference in December 2018.

  • 4th Memorial Lecture on the occasion of Constitution Day held

    On 14 November, Banglar Pathshala organised the 4th Memorial Lecture on the occasion of Constitution Day of this year. The Constitution Day is celebrated every year on 4 November.

  • DU Law Department hosts Career Talk on ‘Career in Law’

    Law students face the dilemma of choosing their career path from a plethora of available options once they graduate. This, however, becomes a daunting task for many due to the absence of proper guidelines. With this in view, the Career Club of Department of Law, University of Dhaka (DU) hosted the 2nd Career Talk on ‘Career in Law’ on November 14, 2018. Students of the department from freshman year up to master’s level spontaneously participated at the event.

  • First ever Law Debate held in BUP

    The Department of Law, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and BUP Law and Moot Court Club (BUP-LMCC) jointly organised its very first Law Debate on 4th of November 2018, Sunday on the theme “A Legally Enforceable Right to Minimum Standard of Living”. The Debate was organised with a view to equipping the young law students with the argumentative skills, sophisticated legal knowledge and leadership abilities, so that they can fully be able to take leadership role in future. In the programme, around 200 law students of different semesters were present.

  • DU Law Faculty holds open discussion on ‘University and State’

    On October 31, 2018, the fourth edition of the Law Faculty Open Discussion, titled ‘University and State’ was organised by the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka (DU). Dr. Mohammad Azam, Associate Professor, Department of Bengali, DU graced the event as the Keynote Speaker while Professor Dr. Md. Rahmat Ullah, Dean, Faculty of Law, DU was present as the Guest of Honor.

  • On norms of custody and guardianship

    In Bangladesh, we follow Family Courts Ordinance, 1985 and Guardians and Wards Act, (GWA) 1890 while dealing with cases related to custody and guardianship of children.