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Congestion of Containers in Ports and ICDs: Legislative and Infrastructural Reforms Needed

The Ports of Bangladesh face severe congestion every year between the months of April and October. This year, the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has begun to impact the maritime industry, particularly port yards, causing major cargo congestion.

LAW

New low in the dispensation of justice?

The process of the dispensation of justice has suffered a new hit in Bangladesh. Across the country, citizens are dismayed at what appeared to be a blatant violation of independence of the judiciary.

LAW

Extrajudicial execution has no place in democracy

When ordinary people whose life is mostly dictated by the day-to-day compulsions speak in desperate terms, they can be excused.

LAW

Sexist laws that require change

Reports from legal aid and human rights organisation, Ain O Salish Kendra stated that at least 189 women were raped across the country in the first six months of this year, and 47 children were subjected to sexual assault or harassment in 15 days before April 2. Despite the pervasiveness of rape culture, conviction rates have ironically dropped from 0.5 percent in 2016 to 0.3 percent in 2018, according to the recent study by Naripokkho, a women’s rights organisation. The necessity for amendments in rape law becomes larger by the day, but a concerted action from the government remains surreptitiously missing.

LAW

Can judicial decentralisation become a reality in Bangladesh?

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh is the highest court of law in the country consisting of two divisions, the High Court (HC) Division and the Appellate Division.

LAW

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

September 7, 2021
September 7, 2021

Congestion of Containers in Ports and ICDs: Legislative and Infrastructural Reforms Needed

The Ports of Bangladesh face severe congestion every year between the months of April and October. This year, the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has begun to impact the maritime industry, particularly port yards, causing major cargo congestion.

March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020
LAW

New low in the dispensation of justice?

The process of the dispensation of justice has suffered a new hit in Bangladesh. Across the country, citizens are dismayed at what appeared to be a blatant violation of independence of the judiciary.

January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020
LAW

Extrajudicial execution has no place in democracy

When ordinary people whose life is mostly dictated by the day-to-day compulsions speak in desperate terms, they can be excused.

November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019
LAW

The colonial legacy of rape laws

Rape continues to be one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women in the world and Bangladesh is sadly no exception.

November 16, 2019
November 16, 2019
LAW

Every Life Matters

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.” — Theodore Roosevelt

August 16, 2019
August 16, 2019
LAW

Is RTI Act becoming popular in Bangladesh?

You are really doing a great job,” said the Designated Officer (DO) of the District Social Welfare Office of Dinajpur. He was talking to a member of the public who had gone to his office to submit a Right to Information (RTI) request.

July 25, 2019
July 25, 2019
LAW

Sometimes village courts can do the job

Mritul Begum, 30, lives in Kendua, Madaripur. Her husband Ruhul Molla, 42, works as a day-labourer and earns a meagre Tk 5,000 a month. It is difficult to make ends meet so Mritul has invested in some cattle and poultry for some extra earnings.

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019
LAW

International Green Court: A solution to achieving climate justice?

WE’RE running out of time on climate change. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report released in October 2018, revealed that there are only a dozen years left for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit).

July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019
LAW

Extrajudicial killing is no answer

A country’s justice system has the responsibility to lawfully try any person accused of a crime, not the law enforcement.

June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019
LAW

When the allegation is of ‘death threat’ but the investigation is on ‘corruption’

The controversies revolving around Mizanur Rahman, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Moazzem Hossain, former OC, Sonagazi Police Station, and Khandaker Enamul Basir, Director, ACC, came to the spotlight in close succession.