Parban Chakma

The writer is a Law Desk Intern, The Daily Star.

Right to education (in one’s mother language)

To promote multilingualism, to protect endangered languages, and to preserve linguistic diversity, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared 21st February as the “International Mother Language Day” back in 1999.

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Notable Decisions of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

In view of the end of 2023, the write-up compiles certain landmark decisions that were handed down by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh last year.

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Laws and policies on plastic waste management

Plastic waste disposal is a serious issue for Bangladesh with only a small portion of the nation’s annual plastic waste production – which is estimated to be 2 point 4 million tons – getting recycled.

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Mobile Financial Services (MFS) regulation in Bangladesh

Mobile Financial Services (MFS) generally refers to electronic money services provided against a particular mobile or cell phone number of a client (termed as mobile account), where the record of funds is stored on the electronic general ledger.

1y ago

Banning of the BFF General Secretary and FIFA’s legal procedure

On 14 April 2023, the apex controlling body of football – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – sanctioned Abu Nayeem Shohag, General Secretary of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for violating several provisions of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE) (2023 edition).

1y ago

Looking back at the laws enacted in 2022

2022 has been a busy year with a plethora of new legislations enacted. The Jatiyo Sangsad ( ”Parliament”) enacted a total of 21 legislations and amendments regulating different sectors. A notable few have been discussed below for the readers.

1y ago

How to seek information under the Right to Information Act 2009

Right to Information is one of the internationally recognised human rights. In 2009, we made a Right to Information Act to empower the

1y ago

50 Years of Bangladesh Constitution In a nutshell

Given effect from 26 March 1971, the Proclamation along with the Laws Continuance Enforcement Order, 1971 played a huge role in restoring internal legal system and solidifying the creation of the new sovereign state.

1y ago
February 27, 2024
February 27, 2024

Right to education (in one’s mother language)

To promote multilingualism, to protect endangered languages, and to preserve linguistic diversity, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared 21st February as the “International Mother Language Day” back in 1999.

January 5, 2024
January 5, 2024

Notable Decisions of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

In view of the end of 2023, the write-up compiles certain landmark decisions that were handed down by the Supreme Court of Bangladesh last year.

July 21, 2023
July 21, 2023

Laws and policies on plastic waste management

Plastic waste disposal is a serious issue for Bangladesh with only a small portion of the nation’s annual plastic waste production – which is estimated to be 2 point 4 million tons – getting recycled.

May 19, 2023
May 19, 2023

Mobile Financial Services (MFS) regulation in Bangladesh

Mobile Financial Services (MFS) generally refers to electronic money services provided against a particular mobile or cell phone number of a client (termed as mobile account), where the record of funds is stored on the electronic general ledger.

April 28, 2023
April 28, 2023

Banning of the BFF General Secretary and FIFA’s legal procedure

On 14 April 2023, the apex controlling body of football – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) – sanctioned Abu Nayeem Shohag, General Secretary of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for violating several provisions of the FIFA Code of Ethics (FCE) (2023 edition).

December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022

Looking back at the laws enacted in 2022

2022 has been a busy year with a plethora of new legislations enacted. The Jatiyo Sangsad ( ”Parliament”) enacted a total of 21 legislations and amendments regulating different sectors. A notable few have been discussed below for the readers.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

How to seek information under the Right to Information Act 2009

Right to Information is one of the internationally recognised human rights. In 2009, we made a Right to Information Act to empower the

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

50 Years of Bangladesh Constitution In a nutshell

Given effect from 26 March 1971, the Proclamation along with the Laws Continuance Enforcement Order, 1971 played a huge role in restoring internal legal system and solidifying the creation of the new sovereign state.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Why quota reservation is significant for ethnic minorities

Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract” is the theme to celebrate this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Unfortunately, the government had decided to scrap quotas for class-I and Class-II jobs in Bangladesh in October 2018, following large scale protests in the country. The quota system was introduced through an executive order in 1972 and has been amended several times since. Before the abolition of the quota system in first and second-class government services, 5 per cent quota used to be allocated for the ethnic communities. Quota system was introduced to facilitate representation of a portion of ethnic minorities in government services.

March 29, 2021
March 29, 2021

The story of Ranyaful

In Chakma literature, Ranyaful refers to a kind of wildflower that grows without much care in the mountains. In Rangamati, a production house has started its journey under the name ‘Rannayful,’ to reintroduce and revive the ethnic crafts through their products.

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