Opinion

May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019
LAW

Combatting bank loan defaults through Right to Information

Bank loan defaults and their harmful impacts on the economy are not matters of public concern in Bangladesh alone. It has agitated the public mind in neighbouring India for a long time. A recent...

May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019
LAW

Sexist laws that require change

Reports from legal aid and human rights organisation, Ain O Salish Kendra stated that at least 189 women were raped across the country in the first six months of this year, and 47 children were...

April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019
LAW

Can judicial decentralisation become a reality in Bangladesh?

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh is the highest court of law in the country consisting of two divisions, the High Court (HC) Division and the Appellate Division.

April 20, 2019
April 20, 2019
LAW

The Clean Air Act should be passed without further delay

Dhaka has been ranked as the second most polluted capital city in the world in the 2018 World Air Quality Report released by

April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
LAW

What does the law say about disclosing identity of victims?

The Feni madrasa student murder case has left us shaken to the core. People from all over the country are demanding that the culprits be brought to justice at the earliest.

April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019
LAW

A tale of two women

IT was an evening in May 1989. Kiranjit Ahluwalia, an Indian woman living in a small town in England, served her husband his dinner.

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019
LAW

State liability to pay compensation for rape: A necessary ruling

On March 10, 2019, the High Court issued a rule demanding the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other concerned authorities to explain why they should not be ordered to pay compensation of Tk...

March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019
LAW

The unique case of Sultan Mansur's parliamentary membership

Amidst much confusion as to whether Gonoforum-elect MPs would join sessions of the 11th parliament, Mr Sultan Mansur, the elected MP from Moulvibazar-2 constituency under Gonoforum's banner,...

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019
LAW

Government's 'zero-tolerance policy' against corruption

In her first address to the nation after being sworn in for her third consecutive term last month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced “zero tolerance for corruption” as a key policy of her new...

December 15, 2018
December 15, 2018
LAW

Progress and regress of RTI in Bangladesh

As the Right to Information (RTI) regime nears completion of its first decade of existence, we asked a few scholars, advocates and users of the law for their views on its progress so far. Results...