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‘Racial Discrimination’ Is a Disease of Mind

‘Racial Discrimination’ Is a Disease of Mind

Possessing and doing any discrimination merely basing on race, caste, color and family status is not only a disease of mind but also a disease of society. Society is an abstract thing, it is a concept of civil atmosphere which we, the people make into shape under the caption or figure as ’society”. It is our mentality who creates the entire atmosphere of a society; hence society is nothing but the reflection of our mind...writes Syeda Nasrin

2012-03-22 08:14:09
Law Week

Law Week

In a major development, Bangladesh has won its maritime suit against Myanmar Wednesday as per 151-page judgment of the international tribunal for laws of the sea (ITLOS) at Humburg of Germany. “It’s a great victory….We have got more than we expected” Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, also the co-agent of the case informed from Humburg. Bangladesh demanded 107000 square kilometers in the Bay of Bengal but the tribunal verdict awarded 1,11,000 square kilometers, she added.

2012-03-19 01:05:10
Freedom of Expression: Promoting Rule of Law and Democracy

Freedom of Expression: Promoting Rule of Law and Democracy

Freedom of expression is a human right which is recognised by the constitution of many countries of the world. The constitution guaranteed freedom of speech and expression for the every citizen of Bangladesh. It also guaranteed freedom of press.These rights are appreciated and inserted in Part III of the constitution and recognised as fundamental rights. Consequently, if any person or institution thinks his/its freedom has been contravened might get legal remedy by way of writ petition...Writes Mohammed Mamun Al Feruje

2012-03-18 05:55:30
The Week That Was

The Week That Was

The High Court Tuesday asked the registrar of Bangladesh Open University (BOU) to sue the persons, including three Professors of University of Dhaka, by Wednesday for their alleged involvement in distorting history in the textbook. The court also summoned the accused persons to appear before the court on March 12 to explain the matter. A hearing will be held in this regard on the day. An HC bench comprising Justice AHM Samsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain passed the order.

2012-03-14 04:25:49
Law Week

Law Week

The high court has issued rule upon the government to expose the motive of killing of Journalist Couple and bring the perpetrators to justice. The rule has been issued by the bench comprising of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Jahangir Hossain.

2012-03-07 02:14:57
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