• Your Advocate

    This week Your Advocate is Barrister Omar Khan Joy, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the head of the chambers of a

  • Code of marketing of the breast-milk substitutes

    Marketing of breast milk substitutes, infant foods and commercially manufactured foods are regulated by

  • 17th Human Rights Summer School

    Organised by Empowerment through Law of the Common People (ELCOP), the 17th Human Rights Summer School


    Section 37(1) of the Artha Rin Adalat Ain, 2003 (also known as Money Loan Court Act, 2003) provides that subject to

  • ENSURING RIGHTS OF the women with disability

    The rights of women with disabilities (WWD) are one of most ignored issues in Bangladesh. Women with disabilities are deprived of

  • Unfolding sports law

    In 2003, the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 58/5 acknowledged sport as a way to encourage learning, fitness progress and peace.

  • Online abuse

    In this technology-mediated world, it is our children who are being mostly attached to all the distractions the social media has to offer.

  • Women under threat

    Khadiza Begum Nargis, a second year student of Sylhet Government Women's College, was stabbed gruesomely by Badrul Islam, whose studentship was cancelled from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) upon committing such an act that leads to grievous physical injury to the girl.

  • Legal issues in caring for elderly people

    Each year, on October 01, we observe “the International Day for Older Persons” through rallies and meetings and

  • To tackle refugee upheaval in Europe

    The report of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) discloses that 65.3 million people including

  • Your Advocate

    I have been in the financial sector for a long time. As a banker, am I eligible for Workers Profit Participatory Fund

  • To foster the status of ESC rights

    According to the World Bank, Bangladesh has recently achieved a momentous hallmark of shifting its image of 'lower income

  • The illegalities of enemy turned vested property

    The law of enemy property has a long and complex history in Bangladesh. Although it originated from the emergency laws

  • MARINE FISHERIES LAW: Adopting the precautionary principle

    The precautionary principle is a well-recognised concept in the realm of international environmental law. The principle is a

  • SDGs for global peace

    Since 1981, the International Day of Peace is yearly observed around the world on 21 September. In 1981, the United Nations

  • Expansion of ACC’s power

    ANTI-CORRUPTION Commission (ACC) can now arrest civil servants without permission from the government under the draft

  • Protecting trademark rights

    Many infringements related to intellectual property rights (IPRs) (i.e. patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyright and

  • Legal internships

    Law schools train us to think like lawyers, whereas law chambers demand us to be one. There is a gulf of difference between

  • Reason to file a GD

    Visiting a Police station is probably one of the most uncomfortable tasks for anyone in Bangladesh, thanks to the age-old colonial traditions running within the force. Considering the present law and order situation, if citizens are well-informed about the law, the

  • Enforcement of port state jurisdiction

    Port conceives pivotal role in international maritime commerce. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) does not provide any definition of port. However, maritime dictionary refers to 'port' as harbour for ships to moor, load or discharge.

  • Bringing terrorism under the ICC Jurisdiction

    International terrorism has appeared to be a reality of life. In numerous regions of the world, it is a fact of daily life, while in others it is a theme of an agenda. The international community, has taken a wide range of measures to restrain terrorism. However, the

  • Duty of care and medical negligence

    Negligence means and includes careless state of mind which may amount to reckless or indifference, careless conduct without reference to any duty to take care and breach of legal duty to take care. Negligence amounts to tort: (a) when there is a legal duty to

  • In the name of honour...

    ‘Honour killing' is an iconic oxymoron, going beyond all logic, implying that somehow there happens to be 'honour' in killing a family member.

  • Rampal Project, Rampal Power Plant, Coal Based Plant, Sundarbans

    RAMPAL PROJECT: Environment before development

    The Rampal Power Plant is a proposed 1,320-megawatt coal-fired power plant promoted by the Bangladesh-India Friendship

  • Legal aid for workers

    Honourable Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina made a declaration in 2013 to establish

  • Reliance upon justice system

    Right to Life guaranteed by many national and international instruments is one of the fundamental human rights. The

  • Bangladeshi dream: a legalis sententia

    'American Dream' basically refers to the belief of American people with regard to attainment of their own version of success in

  • DARUL IHSAN CASE AND LLB: Directives or Obiter Dicta?

    The 13 writ petitions relating to the management of internal and external affairs of Darul Ihsan University (DIHU) which has led

  • Olympics and right to protest

    A judge blocked a provision in a law that has been used to throw antigovernment protesters out of Olympic venues, clearing the way for renewed political chants and messages at Games sporting events.

  • Exercising judicial mind

    Amidst a time of turmoil testing our unity, a good news on rights and justice appeared in the front page of The Daily Star on