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European General Data Protection Regulation
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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.

Compromising crimes: Legally possible?
Law & Our Rights

Compromising crimes: Legally possible?

Out-of-court settlements are slowly becoming a common matter in our country. If you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself in the Sessions Court premises or a police station, it is very likely that you will hear the words 'Mimangsha or compromise' uttered to you by experienced persons who are familiar with this kind of situations.

  • your advocate

    I travel to work from Amin Bazar to Dhaka on a regular basis using the water way. I have been using the same route for about last 25

  • Child rights governance

    At present, in Bangladesh, violation against child rights is menacing phenomena. Children from all classes are facing various forms of

  • Human rights book launched at DU

    The publication ceremony of two books written by Professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman was held at Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban,

  • Lawyers at your door

    One statistic shows that around 40 percent of Bangladeshi people is deprived of having access to justice. Although the right to legal aid is not a fundamental right according to our constitution, but without having access to justice, the realisation of three other major fundamental rights, i.e. equality before law, equal protection of law and the rule of law, cannot be meaningful.

  • Our duty to stop environmental pollution

    Climate change is no more a hidden issue. The LANCET report on ‘Pollution’ published on October 22, 2017 claims that ‘nearly 92% pollution related deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries’ and the fossil fuel combustion in higher-income countries and burning of biomass in lower-income countries accounts for 85% of air pollution which is closely related to climate change.

  • 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.

  • LDC graduation and legal challenges

    On 16th March 2018, we have come to know that Bangladesh has attained all three criteria (Gross National Income, Human Assets Index and Economic Vulnerability Index) for graduation from the least-developed country (LDC) group to developing one. Bangladesh has set a goal to establish itself as a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed and prosperous country by 2041. Until today, being an

  • Dhaka University emerges as runner-up

    A team representing Dhaka University (DU) created history in India after bagging the runner-up title at the 8th Justice P.N. Bhagwati International Moot Court Competition on Human Rights, organised by Bharati Vidyapeeth, New Law College at Pune, India from March 24-25, 2018. The team consisted of Rifat Zabeen Khan, Mollik Md. Wasi Uddin Tami and Ali Mashraf from the Department of Law, DU.

  • 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,

  • Workshop on mooting held at Jagannath University

    Jagannath University Moot Court Society (JnUMCS) hosted a workshop on moot court competition on 31st March, 2018. More than fifty students participated in the workshop to learn about various aspects of mooting and researching.