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Prerogative of Mercy: A Safeguard to Miscarriage of Justice

Prerogative of Mercy: A Safeguard to Miscarriage of Justice

The prerogative of mercy is an important constitutional safeguard not only in Bangladeshi criminal justice system but also in many countries of the world mostly in the common law legal system. It provides a special avenue for criminal cases to be considered by the President or the Head of the State where a person may have been wrongly convicted or sentenced... Mohammed Mamun Al Feruje writes from London

2012-02-29 22:51:31
Act of Torture and Legal Remedy

Act of Torture and Legal Remedy

It was pleasing to see the news in the banglanews24.com that Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) transferred two police officers for their alleged involvement with torture following a High Court order. When a senior advocate drew attention of the court regarding torture of the grandson of the first premier of Bangladesh, the High Court directed the IGP and DMP Commissioner to transfer the police officer within the investigation period following a suo-moto rule...Writes Oli Md. Abdullah Chowdhury

2012-02-27 09:00:06
Law Week

Law Week

The High Court has issued rule upon the persons involved in the incident of 10 years imprisonment without due process and trial of one Abul Hossain of Chittagong. He has been suffering 10 years jail without justice. The court also has asked the District Judge of Chittagong to submit his report by 7 March after investigating the matter.

2012-02-28 00:29:47
New Vision: Appointment of World Bank President

New Vision: Appointment of World Bank President

Recently Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested the European Union to nominate Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus as the president of the World Bank considering his experience, merit and worldwide recognition. No doubt it is one of the best proposals of our premier...Writes Mohammed Mamun Al Feruje

2012-02-22 23:24:47
Law Week

Law Week

‘The trial of war criminals is a matter of time. The nation will stand against any attempt to frustrate the trial of the perpetrators. Justice AFM Mejbah Uddin asserted the same as a chief guest in a discussion organized by Khulna Professional Coordination Council.

2012-02-22 00:17:15
Our Right to Information: Law and Reality

Our Right to Information: Law and Reality

Section 13(3) of the Act encompassed the jurisdiction of the civil court in respect of the information commission. The commission can issue summons to anyone to enforce the attendance of persons and also can compel to produce oral and written documents or other things as required by the information seeker or the commission itself...writes Z.M. Humayan

2012-02-19 02:23:30
Creating Accountability of NGOs in Bangladesh

Creating Accountability of NGOs in Bangladesh

While reading an article on accountability of international NGO in the Guardian, the thought of NGOs working in Bangladesh came immediately in my mind. From women empowerment to basic education, NGOs have contributed profoundly in the development of Bangladesh. They have been recognised for their service not only in Bangladesh but outside Bangladesh too...Writes Oli Md. Abdullah Chowdhury

2012-02-16 04:54:23
Law Week

Law Week

06 February 2012- A bill was submitted in the parliament proposing death penalty or imprisonment for life for the crimers involved in human trafficking. The home minister proposed the bill to the parliament. banglanews24.com

2012-02-13 05:00:48
Our Right to Information: Law and Reality

Our Right to Information: Law and Reality

It is not sensible to allow all information to be disclosed in public.  This may cause threat to safety and security of the people and country. For this obvious reason, section 7 of the Act has laid down some restrictions on the production of some information to the public.

Security, integrity and sovereignty of the people is the prime concern for any independent state. Likewise, section 7(a) put restriction on disclosing of any information which may cause threat to the security, integrity and sovereignty of the country. In addition to that, every sovereign nation has to live in peace with other sovereign country in the world. And every country has to maintain that relations with others...Writes Z.M. Humayan

2012-02-12 06:24:30
Our Right to Information: Law and Reality

Our Right to Information: Law and Reality

The Information Commission was established following the formation of the Act on Right to Information. This Act was enacted in 2009 with effect from October 2008 (except some sections e.g. 8, 24 & 25).
This Act was enacted to make provisions for for ensuring free flow of information and people’s right to information. Though our constitution is silent about the people’s right to information, however it has covered some other rights within the fundamental rights chapter of the constitution...Writes Z.M. Humayan

2012-02-09 06:16:28
Law Week

Law Week

January 28, 2012- The Election Commission could not update the electoral rolls since last two years. Therefore,   the new commission will have to carry out this task, said the sources. The commission has the record of only eight crore and 60 lac voters whereas it will be at least 9 crore in a country of 16 crores people, the sources added. The number of voters will be increased by 2014 general election.

2012-02-08 04:38:58
Human Rights at Frontier

Human Rights at Frontier

Violation of human rights in the Indo-Bangla frontier areas is not a new trend which in many times has affected the bilateral relations between these two neighbors. Violation of every norm which were to be followed in the border areas are challenged by the BSF.

2012-02-07 08:00:02
Law Week

Law Week

17 December 2011- A paliamentray subcommittee will scrutize the laws on Contempt of Court of some other countries before finalize the bill for the coutry. banglanews24.com

2012-02-06 07:11:22
Human Rights Watch World Report: Bangladesh Perspective

Human Rights Watch World Report: Bangladesh Perspective

The human rights world report criticized the government of Bangladesh for its failure to protect human rights of the people which is also a deviation from its significant parliamentary mandate by the election of 2008. Violation of human rights continues with impunity.

2012-02-04 01:40:19
Right to Privacy and Delay in ‘Persona’ Investigation

Right to Privacy and Delay in ‘Persona’ Investigation

When a customer accused Persona for setting CC camera in service area of the beauty parlor, it rang alarm bell. Although setting CC camera has become a common practice in superstore and big shops, there is hardly a piece of law regulating the process. As a result, threat to privacy remains a major concern. It is equally alarming that Persona firstly mistreated the complainant and later made every attempt to resist the process of investigation... Writes Oli Md. Abdullah Chowdhury

2012-02-04 01:37:46