Dr. Syeda Nasrin | The Daily Star
  • Dr. Syeda Nasrin

    The writer is an advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

  • Bail of the convict-appellant sentenced to death

    It is the general practice in our country that a person convicted under Section 302 of Penal Code, 1860 with death penalty is not considered for bail. The moot question is whether there is any legal bar upon granting bail to the death sentenced convict appellant.
  • On the claims of ‘rape’ upon promises of marriage

    Section 375 of Penal Code 1860 starts with an expression (‘a man is said to commit rape … with women’) implying that rape can only be performed by a ‘man’ on a ‘woman’.
  • Affidavit in criminal cases must adhere to relevant laws

    Section 27(1) of the Nari O Shishu Nirjatan Daman Ain, 2000 and some other criminal laws require ‘affidavit’ to be filed with the complaint petition.
  • Anticipatory bail: gateway to justice and surrender before law

    Anticipatory bail, one of the reliefs within the auspices of the criminal justice system, had been more popular in our country before its scope was narrowed down by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in Durnity Daman Commission v Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain (2014).