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  • Revisiting the majority opinion in the 16th amendment case

    While writing the majority opinion in the Government of Bangladesh and Others v Advocate Asaduzzaman Sidddiqui and Others (2017) CLR (Spl) 1 [hereinafter 'the 16th Amendment Case'],
  • ARTICLE 7B,OR THE DEATH OF THE BASIC FEATURE DOCTRINE?

    In 2011, the parliament by the 15th constitutional amendment incorporated Article 7B in the Constitution. Article 7B provides that the
  • Bangladesh Supreme Court new Appellate Division

    What is actually the basic feature doctrine?

    Anwar Hossain Chowdhury & Others v Bangladesh (1989) BLD (SPL) 1 (hereinafter '8th Amendment Case') marks the beginning of judicial review of constitutional amendment in Bangladesh. The 8th Amendment Case set forth the famous basic feature doctrine which laid down a test for determining substantive compatibility of any constitutional amendment vis-à-vis the Constitution (see Kawser Ahmed,
  • REVIEW OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

    This essay seeks to discuss briefly two fundamental issues concerned with judicial review of constitutional amendment in Bangladesh,
  • SC's power to review constitutional amendment

    The then Chief Justice in the case of Abdul Mannan Khan v Bangladesh [2012] 64 DLR (AD) 169 noted that the 13th
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