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  • Sexism treated as crime in Belgium

    The law criminalising sexist behaviour arose out of a widespread social debate in Belgium in 2012.

  • Recognition to anti-rape activism

    The Norwegian Nobel committee said that Denis Mukwege, a doctor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, and Nadia Murad, a 25-year-old Yazidi activist, had been awarded the prize “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.

  • Health for all: right, not charity

    The World Health Organization was founded on the principle that all people should be able to realise their right to the highest possible level of health. For more than seven decades, therefore, “health for all” has been WHO's guiding vision. It's also the impetus behind the current organisation-wide drive to support countries in moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This means ensuring that everyone,

  • UN Day for south-south cooperation 2017

    The world has undergone a major economic and political transformation in the last two decades. The changes, particularly in the

  • Standing by the vulnerable

    Charity, like the notions of volunteerism and philanthropy, contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies.

  • Remembering the dark history

    Ignorance or concealment of major historical events constitutes an obstacle to mutual understanding, reconciliation

  • Embracing the differences

    Indigenous peoples, making up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, seek recognition of their identities, way of life and their

  • Take action! Inspire change

    Every year on 18 July – the day Nelson Mandela was born – the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela

  • Cultural diversity and development

    Cultural diversity – the driving force of change and development – is increasingly under threat, United Nations agencies said on May

  • Think legal presents its 7th lecture on ‘Judging the Judges’

    In continuance of the initiative taken by Think Legal Bangladesh Lecture Series, the 7th lecture was delivered by Hon’ble Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif, Judge of the High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 25th February 2017 at the EMK Center, Dhanmondi.

  • ALSP offers practical law courses

    Advanced Legal Studies Program (ALSP) has offered certificate courses on various job oriented practical legal issues. On 18 February 2017, an inauguration ceremony was held at National Mass Communication Institute.

  • Amendment of IP rules in WTO

    An amendment to the TRIPS Agreement entered into force on Monday, 23 January 2017 securing for poor countries a legal pathway to

  • Moot training course at Bangladesh University

    In order to provide opportunities for the law students to develop their research and advocacy skills, a four month long Moot Training Course was inaugurated at Bangladesh University on February 10, 2017.

  • Necessity of old evidence in trials of international crimes

    In seeking justice by holding trials of international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crime, there is obvious need to accept old evidence, historical records and victims’ recollections by the courts and tribunals, said Barrister M. Amir-Ul Islam.

  • BU Holds Seminar on Child Marriage

    The Department of Law, Bangladesh University (BU) has organised a seminar on the issue of child marriage on 17 December at its Auditorium.

  • Dhaka Declaration on Addressing the Cause of Trafficking in Children

    A regional conference on Networking to Combat Child Trafficking was organised by BNWLA on November 20, 2016, on behalf of the “Prevention of Child Trafficking through Strengthening Community and Networking” (PCTSCN), a project implemented by a consortium of ATSEC Members.

  • Need for ADR in RMG sector

    Attending a roundtable discussion organised by USAID’s Workers’ Empowerment Programme and Solidity Center (American Center for International Labour Solidarity) on 17 November 2016, experts opined that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms can successfully and efficiently resolve labor disputes by mutual agreement.

  • Let's end impunity, protect journalists

    THE UN General Assembly proclaimed 2 November as the 'International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists' (IDEI) in

  • SDGs for global peace

    Since 1981, the International Day of Peace is yearly observed around the world on 21 September. In 1981, the United Nations

  • Legal aid for workers

    Honourable Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina made a declaration in 2013 to establish

  • Right to information for sustainable development

    Today, 3rd of May is to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day around the world. This international day was proclaimed by the

  • Migrants abused ahead WC 2022

    Amnesty International reports that migrants from Bangladesh, India and Nepal working on the refurbishment of the showcase Khalifa

  • Violence against younger people

    Bangladesh is one of the earliest signatories of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the government adopted a draft policy for child

  • An online-hub of legal resources

    With an aim to provide people with a single-point source of accessing diverse legal knowledge, Manupatra brings its vast technical and

  • Implementation of Disaster Management Act

    The theme of this year's International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13, 2015) is “Knowledge for Life”. The focus of the day is on

  • The UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture

    Under the present human rights protection mechanism, the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture is a unique and universal

  • 2 Bangladeshi judges appointed for dealing with int’l disputes

    Former chief justice Md Tafazzul Islam and former judge of the High Court justice Md Awlad Ali are appointed member of Permanent Court of Arbitration at Hague of Netherlands for resolving international disputes.

  • Human rights for people with albinism

    In global human rights movement, the rights activism for people with albinism is now quite new and emerging against the backdrop of its unfamiliarity to mass people outside the domain of medical science. 'Albinism' is a genetic condition also called achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis in medical jurisprudence.

  • Justice Manik seeks CJ’s impeachment

    Bringing allegations of “gross misconduct” and “violating constitutional oath” against Chief Justice SK Sinha, a Supreme Court judge has written to the president for his impeachment.

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court directed to pay Moon Cinema hall Compensation

    SC asks AC Akram to surrender

    The Supreme Court orders former assistant police commissioner Akram Hussain to trial court in seven days in the sensational BBA student Shamim Reza Rubel murder case.

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