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  • Reflection on ICTBD

    THE TRIAL OF 1971 GENOCIDE: Reflection on ICTBD

    Yesterday marked the 3rd National Genocide Day of Bangladesh. On 25 March 1971 late night, the Pakistan Occupation Army started

  • Shifting the paradigm of loan defaulter's liability

    This is a crucial time in Bangladesh to find out the ways to reduce the default loan in the banking system, in a scenario where the amount of default loan is above 99 thousand crore taka only in 2018. All the stakeholders including the new Government of Bangladesh are searching ways to reduce this default loan. In this writing, I am trying to find out the way of reducing default loans through shifting the paradigm of liability of the defaulter from civil to criminal liability.


    Media reports sometimes claim that the law for recovery of non-performing loans (NPL) as crafted in the principal law in force in this regard, the Money Loan Court Act, 2003 (MLCA) is too soft towards the borrowers.

  • Scoping a better strategy for Rohingya litigation

    On 4 October 2018, a bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph dismissed an application to restrain the Government from taking steps to deport to Myanmar seven Rohingya refugees jailed in Assam.

  • ICC and Myanmar: Impunity ended or extended?

    The recent decision of the International Criminal Court's Pre-Trial Chamber recognising the Court's jurisdiction over Myanmar's alleged crimes against humanity has been hailed as breaking new ground in the Rohingya crisis and in the pursuit of international criminal justice more broadly.

  • Assessing compensation in road accident cases

    In Bangladesh, everyday serious accidents occur due to rough, speedy and reckless driving of bus and truck drivers.

  • European General Data Protection Regulation

    The European Union (EU) has adopted the unified law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for all EU member states to ensure protection of personal data or information of an individual within the EU. By repealing the previous Data Protection Directive of 1995, the GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 with the aim to take the data protection issues to a different level as it has introduced stricter regulatory obligations, wider territorial scope and hefty fine for non-compliance.

  • Independent directors and good corporate governance

    The appointment of independent directors is essential for listed companies in order to ensure good corporate governance. One of the main reasons behind appointing independent directors is to ensure objectivity so that they can evaluate the performance and wellbeing of a company without having any conflict of interest or undue influence.

  • Can Artificial Intelligence claim IP-ownership?

    Today we use many services or products even without noticing that these are Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated, as for example, auto pilot system in airplanes, spam filters in emails, plagiarism checker softwares, etc.

  • WOMEN'S RIGHT TO POST-DIVORCE matrimonial compensation

    We all are aware of the fact that our society has a prescribed set of stereotyped gender roles to the effect that men are the bread-

  • Sand

    Amend the law to stop excessive sand mining

    Sand is an important natural resource of our country. Proper use of sand after extraction from the quarry can contribute to economic growth and help in reducing poverty as it can create the employment opportunity to some extent.

  • Enforcement of contract in Bangladesh

    Enforcement of Contract' is a very important regime of the Ease of Doing Business Ranking of the World Bank held every year. In 2018,


    Threatening and causing of physical injury, incidents of medical negligence, malpractice by lawyers, defamation by libel or slander,

  • Laws governing us in the outer space

    Considering the recently heard-of luxury trips to the moon by business tycoons, and with the earth looking forward to send manned


    In 2010, the government resumed the post war justice out of a commitment to end the culture of denial and impunity. It was assumed that - many (if not all) of the perpetrators - will be brought to justice.

  • 'Judicial divorce' as exit

    Present Muslim divorce Laws in Bangladesh allow husbands to pronounce divorce unilaterally. The only restriction imposed on this unilateral exercise of power is to serve notice to the wife according to section 7 of the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance

  • 7TH MARCH SPEECH and Preamble of our Constitution

    The historic speech of the father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the 7th March, 1971 was

  • From Transition to Transformation

    Choices of transitional justice mechanisms have to be sensitive to the practical limits of justice in a society transitioning from military

  • To make village courts effective

    In rural Bangladesh, conflict management has been apparent over the years. The Village Courts Act of 2006, which replaced and updated the Village Courts Act of 1976, provides for the establishment of a court in every Union Council.

  • Judging apex judges by parliamentarians

    The 16th Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh in 2014 removed the power to impeach apex court judges from the Supreme

  • Framing a social enterprise law

    BRAC and Grameen - Bangladesh is home to two of the world's largest social enterprises. Undisputed as this fact is, it is curious that

  • Towards a sustainable criminal justice system

    Given that economic sufferings of the justice seeking people are immense in our country, the time demands a sustainable criminal

  • Compensatory justice to the victims of war

    Soon after the Second World War, by constituting the Charters of the Nuremberg Tribunal (1945) and Tokyo Tribunal (1946), the world

  • Enforcement of IPRs

    The present world is witnessing increased attention on the issues concerning Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the policy making at


    A 2013 report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and McAfee surveyed various implications of cybercrimes on

  • No photograph policy of retailers

    Shoppers of retail stores would have noticed that many of these stores insist on a policy of not taking photographs within the store.

  • Professor Anisuzzaman, language and Bangladesh Constitution

    In the making of Bangladesh Constitution, the issue of language – particularly ‘Bangla as a language’ – had been practically very significant to be understood from two historical contexts.

  • In favour of the principle of finality

    Lord Wilberforce commented, “any determination of disputable fact may, the law recognises, be imperfect: the law aims at

  • DRONE IN BANGLADESH: Safety concerns and regulation

    Like most of the ICT related innovations, positive and negative coverage on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned

  • Unfolding sports law

    In 2003, the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 58/5 acknowledged sport as a way to encourage learning, fitness progress and peace.