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Preventing domestic violence against women
Law & Our Rights

Preventing domestic violence against women

Violence against women is a common phenomenon worldwide, which occurs both inside and outside the home. Domestic Violence (DV) is a form of violence that may occur against any family member at home.

HCD upholds the right of the accused to speedy trial
Law & Our Rights

HCD upholds the right of the accused to speedy trial

On April, 2019, a Bangla newspaper published a report regarding a ‘100-year old’ woman who had been wandering the court for 18 years in search of justice in a case against her under the Arms Act 1878.

  • Dissolution of Christian marriages

    I am a 30-year-old Christian woman and a citizen of Bangladesh. I have been married for the past 4 (four) years and have no children out of the wedlock.

  • November 2, international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists

    In the past fourteen years (2006-2019), close to 1,200 journalists have been killed for reporting news and bringing information to the public.

  • EWU and NCSC jointly organise a learning session on legal aid

    Increasing Access to Justice in Bangladesh Program of National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and Department of Law, East West University (EWU) jointly organised a learning session titled “Understanding of Legal Aid Services Act, 2000: Representation Needs of Indigent People” on October 31, 2020 to generate awareness and knowledge among the law students about legal aid services. The session was supported by U.S. Department of State.

  • Imposition of dress code violates constitutional rights

    The Institute of Public Health, a national institute under the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, issued a notice signed by its Director on October 29.

  • Rights and Challenges of Older People in Bangladesh

    The United Nations has initiated various international guidelines for the well-being, dignity, development and realisation of human rights of older persons. Consequently, many developed and developing countries have paid attention to develop elderly social support programme and welfare based legal framework in line with UN standards.

  • Reflecting on the legacy of Barrister Rafique-ul Huq

    Barrister Rafique-ul Huq, Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, breathed his last on October 24 leaving behind an ineffaceable legacy in the legal arena of Bangladesh. There is hardly any single areas of law that was not enriched by the unparalleled acumen of his scholarly legal mind.

  • Will death penalty end the epidemic of rape?

    In the context of increasing numbers of rape, on many occasions, the so-called ‘cross-fire’ and death penalty tend to come up as two apparently viable options for addressing the offence of rape.However, a demand for both of the above, masks the real problem underlying the crisis and have their own shares of problems.

  • Proposed Bangladesh Land Act and land rights of the indigenous people

    The proposed ‘Bangladesh Land Act 2020’ has stirred a good many quarters of thinkers. However, what has not come to much focus is the issue of land rights of the indigenous people.

  • Combatting rape: A more effective strategy is to properly enforce existing laws

    LD: What, in your opinion, are the reasons of the recent surge in incidence of rape?

  • On ‘Death Penalty’ and the need for other reforms in rape laws

    The mistaken belief of patriarchal masculinity and the subjugation of women with the want of treating them as an object have spurred the number of rape cases in Bangladesh over the years. This article focuses on the significance of death penalty in rape cases and few other reforms that should be considered in the rape laws in Bangladesh for effective access to justice.

  • Of Atrocities and Obligation: Accusing Pakistan for ‘Double-Edged’ Violation?

    Unlike its domestic analogy, International Criminal Law (ICL) has refuted the principle of ‘non-retrospectivity’, establishing the trial-based justice for the jus cogens crimes (genocide, war crime, crime against humanity etc).

  • Dhaka University wins the BIAC Arbitration Contest

    Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC), for the first time in the history of Bangladesh, organised an Inter University Arbitration Contest from September to October 2020.

  • SALF’s webinar on access to justice

    South Asian Lawyers’ Forum (SALF) organised a webinar on ‘Access to Justice during Covid’9: Asian Perspective’ on 17 October 2020. Mr. Abdullah Al Noman, Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court delivered the keynote address.

  • Death penalty for rape: The severity of punishment has nothing to do with impunity

    Law Desk (LD): What would be your general observations on the increasing number of rape and its relation with the culture of impunity?

  • Redefining rape: A medico-legal call for justice

    Rape is one of the most heinous crimes that can happen in a society. In ensuring justice for rape victims, an unbroken chain of medical evidence plays a significant role.

  • Need for accelerated action to end child marriage

    A new report from UNICEF calls for accelerated action to end child marriage in Bangladesh by 2030. Despite significant progress in recent years, Bangladesh has the highest prevalence of child marriage in South Asia and ranks among 10 countries in the world with the highest levels.

  • Challenges of ensuring justice for rape victims

    Currently in Bangladesh, rape, as one of the most pervasive and gruesome violations of human rights, is alarmingly on the rise. Despite the existence of specific social and judicial framework for addressing the crime, in most cases the perpetrators get away with sexual pillage.

  • Reducing air pollution to improve air quality

    Air pollution is the single greatest environmental risk to human health and one of the main avoidable causes of death and disease globally, with some estimated 6.5 million premature deaths (2016) across the world attributed to indoor and outdoor air pollution.

  • Addressing the issue of resignation and disciplinary Procedures

    I have been working in an organisation as a senior executive. I have formally resigned from my employment after 4 years of my service and my resignation got accepted by the organisation on the next day.

  • Illegal fishing and laws of Bangladesh

    Fishing is one of the major livelihoods of the coastal populace of Bangladesh. To garner potentials of blue economy prospects, it is critical for Bangladesh to spearhead the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

  • 6th NILS Mooting School held online

    With a view to increasing and nourishing the mooting capacity of law students, the Bangladesh chapter of Network for International Law Students commenced a one-month long mooting course which ended through a grand online closing ceremony on 26 September 2020.

  • Jonny’s custodial death case: Lessons learned from the verdict

    On September 9, the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the first-ever verdict under the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013 for the custodial death of one Ishtiaque Hossain Jonny.

  • Saving lives and building trust through access to information

    Universal access to information means that everyone has the right to seek, receive and impart information. This right is an integral part of the right to freedom of expression.

  • Contradiction in Law and Rule facilitates illegal sale of wood

    The degradation of forest resources in Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) started since British rule due to settlement of plain land people there and nationalisation of CHT forests to protect the same from overexploitation by indigenous people.

  • Some thoughts on the draft Parking Policy

    It is now quite well-accepted that the demand for vehicle parking in Dhaka City exceeds the existing capacity. Common sense suggests that the solution is to increase the supply, and the government’s new draft parking policy seeks to do so.

  • Rethinking the use of paper in the judiciary

    Size does matter when it comes to paper, particularly in legal works and court proceedings.

  • Achieving equal pay is an important milestone for human rights

    International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time this year last September 18, is a manifestation of the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.

  • The procedure of changing trademarks

    I am the owner of a private limited company and I have applied and being granted trademark registration for the logo of my business in the year 2015. However, recently, due to changes in the product types, lines and the overall strategy of the business,

  • Recognition of One Person Company in Bangladesh

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created both challenges and opportunities for Bangladesh in terms of commerce and investments.

  • EWU organises webinar on Geographical Indications

    On 16th September, 2020, Department of Law, East West University organised a webinar titled "Prospects and Challenges of Geographical Indications in Ensuring Local and Community Developments'.