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  • Time to think differently about 'justice needs'

    Law Desk (LD): Could you tell us about the background of the study titled 'Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Bangladesh, 2018: Legal Problems in Daily Life'?

  • A voice for the marginalised communities

    Law Desk (LD): Tell us the background in brief of your work. Also, what are some of the key challenges you faced in being the voice of marginalised community in India?

  • Signifying Political Will For Realising Human Rights

    Kawser Ahmed is an Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He has also been serving the Government of Bangladesh on human rights reporting for more than five years. He assisted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in drafting the national report for 2nd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Thereafter he was assigned to draft the initial state party reports on the ICCPR and the ICESCR in a row. Of late, he assisted the Ministry in drafting the national report for 3rd Cycle UPR which is going to be considered by the Human Rights Council in May 2018. Psymhe Wadud from Law Desk talks to him on state party's human rights reporting mechanism and different aspects of UPR.

  • Women's pledge to fight against all kinds of dominance

    Law Desk (LD): Last year was eventful. The enactment of the Child Marriage Act widened a new dimension of discourse on conceptualising the fate of the women (specially girl children) in Bangladesh. Please share your thoughts and observation on it.

  • Women migrant workers facing the continuum of exploitation

    Ann Stewart is a Professor of Law at the University of Warwick. She researches and teaches in the area of gender and law with a

  • ‘We better focus on restoring Article 116 to its original form'

    Justice M A Matin is a retired Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He was appointed as Additional

  • The risk of abusive constitutionalism

    Dr. Ridwanul Hoque is Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka. He was a Commonwealth Scholar at SOAS, University of London,

  • Prashanto Chandra Sen

    Giving people a sense of empowerment

    Prashanto Chandra Sen is an Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court for 19 years. His practice

  • ‘International law is something more than a problem-solving tool'

    Dr. Mohammad Shahabuddin is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK. He was the founder

  • Law Interview

    Sameer Sattar is one of the leading commercial lawyers in Bangladesh. Recently, he has been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers &

  • WOMEN'S RIGHTS: No time to wait for a miracle to happen

    Khandaker Farzana Rahman is a Lecturer at the Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka. Her research interest includes

  • NHRC Act needs to be reevaluated

    Law Desk: 'Stand up for someone's rights today' is the slogan of this year's World Human Rights Day. How do you plan to materialise the mandate of this slogan in the context of Bangladesh?

  • Bot does the job!

    Law Desk (LD): Your invention on virtual crime scene technology has garnered incredible attention from all over the world. When you were working, did you expect it to be so overwhelming?

  • Judicial independence to guarantee justice

    Judges of our highest Court must be chosen through a process on the basis of meritocracy having ethical and moral competence fortified with courage and conviction to uphold the constitutional values and having ability to dispense justice without fear or favour.

  • Constitutional governance ensures the growth of democracy

    Barrister M. Amir-Ul Islam, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, was one of the members in the Drafting Committee of the Constitution of Bangladesh in 1972. He was also the drafter of the Proclamation of Independence in 1971.

  • Press freedom to ensure responsible journalism

    Freedom of the press may generally be defined as freedom of publishing one's expression and speech either in print or electronic media without being subject to intimidation or censorship.

  • The future of Bangladesh to be an IPRs-owner country

    Professor Dr. Mohammad Towhidul Islam teaches intellectual property law at the University of Dhaka and has published

  • Women's rights: Not a battle among genders

    In some areas Bangladesh is actually surpassing other SAARC Nations; in relation to a number of indicators of gender equality. For example, in many areas like girls' enrolment in primary and secondary schools, maternal mortality figures or women's entry into the work place, Bangladesh has excelled above many of its SAARC neighbours.

  • Nanotechnology: Crossing the legal horizon

    Dr. Md. Ershadul Karim is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya in Malaysia, and holds a PhD from the same

  • Securing a knowledge based cyber world

    Kashif A. Khan is the Executive Director of Insight Bangladesh Foundation, an organisation specialising on research of ICT advancement & technology modulation. Adib Shamsuddin from Law Desk talks with him on the following issues.

  • Justice Muhammad Imman Ali

    Securing a child-friendly society is our duty

    The Honourable Justice Muhammad Imman Ali was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, High Court Division in February 2001 and Appellate Division in February 2011. Previously, he had been Deputy Attorney General for Bangladesh from September 1998 to February 2001. On December 2014, he was honoured with the 'Juvenile Justice without Borders' International Award by the IJJO for his dedication to the protection of children's rights. He has become an inspiring example of the defence of children's rights for many countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Implementation Of Law can prevent human trafficking

    Nazrul Islam is the Bangladesh Country Director for Relief International (RI), a US based international non-government organization that provides development services in more than 20 countries.

  • Taslima Yasmin

    Women should speak up against any abuse

    Compared to the other countries, good number of laws exist in Bangladesh, specifically addressing violence against woman .

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