• Saturday, November 22, 2014

Law And Our Rights

Rights Advocacy

Published Date: November 18, 2014
Wages and safety: Two sides of the same coin

Wages and safety: Two sides of the same coin

ON the upcoming second anniversary of the Tazreen Fashion fire that led to the death of 117 workers, there is now an increased awareness of workplace safety.  At present, there are two international safety agreements, the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, that are mandated...

Law Vision

Published Date: November 18, 2014
A healthy diet is a human right

A healthy diet is a human right

THE scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. At present, more than 800 million people are chronically hungry, it is about 11 percent of the global population. Under nutrition is the underlying cause of almost half of all child deaths, and...

Published Date: November 18, 2014
Your Advocate

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, namely, 'Legal Counsel', which has expertise mainly in commercial law, corporate law, family law, employment and labor law, land law, banking law, constitutional law, criminal law, IPR and in conducting litigations before courts of different hierarchies. Query I am a 31 year old Hindu woman and a citizen of Bangladesh. I have been married to my husband (who is also a Hindu) since the last 5 years. Our marriage has recently suffered a massive breakdown owing to several personal issues and family disputes. As...

Law Letter

Published Date: November 18, 2014
Abusive police remand to extract confessional statement

NONE of Bangladeshi laws admits involuntary confession in judicial proceedings. Yet law enforcement agencies have been arbitrarily arresting thousands of innocent citizens for decades, in most cases either for political end or for getting bribes. The magistrates have been ordering remands indiscriminately for extracting confessions, where violence and torture are endemic. In such a situation both the police and the lower judiciary are on the verge of their doom by losing public confidence. The higher judiciary is more cautiously restrained...

Law Event

Published Date: November 18, 2014
Taking law to the community

Taking law to the community

EMPOWERMENT through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) has organised the 15th session of Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) from 10-22 October, 2014 at PROSHIKA HRDC, koitta, Manikganj on 'Human Rights and Religion'. 48 law students of 12 universities from home and abroad attended this intensive, residential training workshop. HRSS is the brain...