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The delisting, suspension of trading in shares and the regulators
Law & Our Rights

The delisting, suspension of trading in shares and the regulators

On 18 July 2018, the Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited (DSE), delisted the shares of Rahima Food Corporation and Modern Dyeing Limited.

Positivism-induced law-making in Bangladesh
Law & Our Rights

Positivism-induced law-making in Bangladesh

Among various theories applicable for law-making, the ideas of naturalism and positivism are often referred to.

  • War crimes probe against Israel

    On 25 July, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), appointed a three-member legal panel to conduct a war crimes probe into alleged Israeli human rights violation on the Gaza border that began on March 30.

  • Innocent until proven guilty

    Afew days back while reading the book “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari, I stumbled upon an information which seems harmless in plain sight but in fact is quite gargantuan in the consequence it ensues.

  • Anti-Generic Learning and Rebellious Lawyering

    The Book Launching Ceremony of 'Anti- Generic Learning and Rebellious Lawyering: Reflections on Legal Education in Bangladesh',

  • Medical negligence and duty of care

    With the front pages of newspapers increasingly reporting incidents of deaths and injuries arising out of road traffic and workplace accidents, dialogues on the urgent need for a dynamic tort regime have taken centre-stage.

  • Trafficking of children and young people

    The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is an annual event held on July 30th of every year.

  • Consumer protection and medical services

    The purpose of consumer protection legislation and policy is to create a known, accessible, and speedy system of redress and

  • To ensure right to safe food

    Recently in a research, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) has found that 75% of pasteurised

  • Eastern University hosts Moot Competition

    An International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition 2018 was held in Eastern University from 12th to 14th July 2018. The

  • 'Legal Stories of Life': Celebration of Your Advocate

    The book 'Legal Stories of Life' is a compilation of Barrister Omar H. Khan's write-ups published in The Daily Star's popular 'Your

  • Legality of bitcoin in Bangladesh

    Legality of bitcoin in Bangladesh

    Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency invented in 2009 by a software developer allegedly named Satoshi Nakamoto with a goal to create “a new electronic cash system” that was “completely decentralised with no server or central authority.

  • Protecting privacy in biometric data

    Nowadays biometric technology is increasingly used for a wide range of activities ranging from identity authentication to border security, voting system, health care, education and so on.

  • 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 renowned law firm,

  • Family planning is a human right

    This year, World Population Day (11 July) marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right.

  • National conference organised by BLAST

    A national conference organised by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), and Christian Aid, echoed the stories of gender violence in the legal profession.

  • Time to think differently about 'justice needs'

    Law Desk (LD): Could you tell us about the background of the study titled 'Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Bangladesh, 2018: Legal Problems in Daily Life'?

  • Launching of Legal Stories of Life

    A grand launching ceremony of the book titled 'Legal Stories of Life' authored by Barrister Omar H. Khan was held on June 27, 2018 at The Westin, Dhaka.

  • Resolving dilemma of Justice and Insaf

    In modern days, justice is administered in accordance with the rule of law and not independently.

  • Mandatory death penalty banned in Barbados

    After decades of campaigning, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), following a majority vote has ruled that the mandatory death penalty in Barbados is unconstitutional.

  • Symposium on “International law and the making of Postcolonial States

    Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) organized a symposium titled “International law and the making of Postcolonial States” at the BILIA Auditorium on 28th June 2018.

  • RTI MECHANISM: Inclusion of private bodies

    In the Global Right to Information Rating conducted by Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), Bangladesh scored 107 out of 150 points.

  • TRILA Conference 2018 held in NUS

    IN this contemporary world, the international law pervades every aspect of national, regional and international life entwining the matters relating to human welfare, ocean, environment, technology, religion, culture and finance, etc.

  • Purchasing impunity in the name of 'compensation'?

    On 19 June 2018, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a speeding SUV near Mohakhali flyover in Dhaka.

  • European General Data Protection Regulation

    The European Union (EU) has adopted the unified law General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for all EU member states to ensure protection of personal data or information of an individual within the EU. By repealing the previous Data Protection Directive of 1995, the GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 with the aim to take the data protection issues to a different level as it has introduced stricter regulatory obligations, wider territorial scope and hefty fine for non-compliance.

  • Compromising crimes: Legally possible?

    Out-of-court settlements are slowly becoming a common matter in our country. If you are ever unfortunate enough to find yourself in the Sessions Court premises or a police station, it is very likely that you will hear the words 'Mimangsha or compromise' uttered to you by experienced persons who are familiar with this kind of situations.

  • Unjustified termination of workers

    MR. Ahmed (pseudonym), started his career with one of the renowned real estate companies in the Dhaka. After 21 years of continuing service, the company terminated him from his service with immediate effect without any prior notice. Finding no other option Mr. Ahmed contacts with a lawyer to get his termination benefits and now his case in pending before the Labour Court, Dhaka. This is the common scenario of the employment sector of Bangladesh.

  • Enforced disappearance

    Enforced disappearance has become very common in the country nowadays that some people remain missing for days after days, years after years. In most cases, law enforcement agencies fail to find the victims' traces and the most unfortunate thing is, these agencies themselves are alleged to be involved in enforced disappearance. Though the government has denied involvement of the law enforcement agencies in the


    In 2011, the parliament by the 15th constitutional amendment incorporated Article 7B in the Constitution. Article 7B provides that the

  • Independent directors and good corporate governance

    The appointment of independent directors is essential for listed companies in order to ensure good corporate governance. One of the main reasons behind appointing independent directors is to ensure objectivity so that they can evaluate the performance and wellbeing of a company without having any conflict of interest or undue influence.

  • TRUMP TWEETER CASE: Citizens' unrestricted access to their government

    Can you“block”anyone from your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? A cursory reading into our constitutional freedom of speech and privacy would suggest a YES. You can and should be able to control your personal space in social and public forums.The answer however may be a NO if you somehow get placed in a public office.

  • Workshop on mooting and the issue of genocide held at SEU

    With an objective to enhance the art of advocacy and presentation skills, Southeast University Moot Court Society (SEUMCS) organised “Workshop on Mooting: Issue of Genocide” in partnership with Center for the Study of Genocide and Justice (CSGJ), Liberation War Museum, on June 6, 2018.