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Failures by Myanmar to fulfil its obligations will be breaches of the UN Charter
Law & Our Rights

Failures by Myanmar to fulfil its obligations will be breaches of the UN Charter

Law Desk (LD): Why do you think the recent decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the protection of the Rohingyas is significant?

CSGJ’s 6th Winter School on Genocide and Justice
Law & Our Rights

CSGJ’s 6th Winter School on Genocide and Justice

Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum has organised its annual flagship programme titled as the Winter Residential School for the sixth time on “Dealing with Past and Confronting Genocide through Peace Education and Justice” from 17-24 January 2020 in Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Youth Development, Savar.

  • HRSS reaches its 20th year

    Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) conducted its 20th Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) from 10th to 21st October, 2019.

  • Precedents to be used to avoid the misuse of the Artha Rin Adalat Ain

    The Artha Rin Adalat Ain, 2003 (Money Loan Court Act, 2003) is the primary legal instrument dealing with bank and non-bank financial institutions’ (NBFI) loan defaulters, which prescribes mechanisms for the banks and financial institutions (FIs) to get reimbursed.

  • On laws relating to alcohol consumption

    Currently the Government of Bangladesh has been very strict in controlling the consumption of alcohol. So, I was wondering as to what extent alcohol consumption is permissible under Bangladeshi law.

  • UAP holds freshers’ reception of UMSAILS LLM Program

    The freshers’ reception and orientation program of the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies (UMSAILS) LLM program...

  • The outcome of any UPR or treaty body review should be placed before the parliament for deliberation and policy guidance

    UPR may be described as an interactive dialogue about human rights situation between the state under review and other UN Member States. It entails immense importance in the present context. For instance, although it is said that human rights are universal, in practice states have a tendency to view their respective human rights situations as domestic matters.

  • Is there a human right to water?

    Although water is an essential element for human survival, access to water was not recognised as a human right when most fundamental rights were adopted under the International Bill of Human Rights. The reason behind this might be that none had predicted that a time would come when water would become insufficient for the masses.

  • Institutional barriers in accessing civil justice system

    Goal 16 of the SDGs pledges ‘ensuring access to justice for all’ as a target to be achieved. The term ‘all’ signifies everyone irrespective of their race, sex, color, language, religion, wealth, etc. In this article, I will not take a holistic approach to access to justice, but attempt to explore the likely institutional barriers that cause obstacles for the poverty ridden people in starting judicial proceedings before any civil court.

  • The chronicle of gambling law: A legal analysis

    Of so many queries that the recent drive against the casino by the law enforcing agencies put before the citizen of the courtly, one that comes out on top and perplexes us the most is – ‘are running and playing casino legal in Bangladesh?’.

  • Strengthening the National River Conservation Commission of Bangladesh

    Recently, in a ground-breaking and precedent setting judgment, the High Court Division (HCD) of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh declared that the river Turag and all other rivers flowing throughout the country are ‘living entities’ with legal personalities.

  • Can intoxication be a defence in murder? Not always

    One of the general exceptions provided in the Penal Code 1860 goes on to exempt persons who happen to be incapable of judgment by reason of intoxication caused against his will.