LAW | The Daily Star
  • The Clean Air Act should be passed without further delay

    Dhaka has been ranked as the second most polluted capital city in the world in the 2018 World Air Quality Report released by

  • What does the law say about disclosing identity of victims?

    The Feni madrasa student murder case has left us shaken to the core. People from all over the country are demanding that the culprits be brought to justice at the earliest.

  • A tale of two women

    IT was an evening in May 1989. Kiranjit Ahluwalia, an Indian woman living in a small town in England, served her husband his dinner.

  • State liability to pay compensation for rape: A necessary ruling

    On March 10, 2019, the High Court issued a rule demanding the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and other concerned authorities to explain why they should not be ordered to pay compensation of Tk 50 lakhs to a young woman who had been raped by two police officers in Manikganj earlier in February.

  • Sultan Mansur

    The unique case of Sultan Mansur's parliamentary membership

    Amidst much confusion as to whether Gonoforum-elect MPs would join sessions of the 11th parliament, Mr Sultan Mansur, the elected MP from Moulvibazar-2 constituency under Gonoforum's banner, finally took his oath as a member of parliament on March 7, 2019.

  • Government's 'zero-tolerance policy' against corruption

    In her first address to the nation after being sworn in for her third consecutive term last month, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced “zero tolerance for corruption” as a key policy of her new government. This was followed by the release of Transparency

  • Progress and regress of RTI in Bangladesh

    As the Right to Information (RTI) regime nears completion of its first decade of existence, we asked a few scholars, advocates and users of the law for their views on its progress so far. Results were mixed.

  • The problem with the Road Transport Act

    Much controversy surrounds the new Road Transport Act 2018 which has been the subject of massive protests by road transport workers who perceive the new law to be unduly harsh on them.