Year: 2020

  1. Customary Law
Customary law plays an important role in many indigenous communities. In Bangladesh, there are many indigenous groups who are practicing their own customary laws since generations. They have their own customs and rituals which regulate their social disputes.  During the drafting of the constitution, Shri Manabendra Narayan Larma, a member of the constituent assembly, demanded […]
  1. Criminal Law
  2. Uncategorized
Nowadays, a highly pertinent issue regarding the definition of rape is frequently being discussed. From a general viewpoint, a man who has sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent is said to commit rape. However, a consensual sex shall also be regarded as rape if the consent given by the woman is obtained by […]
  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Court Corridor
  3. Court Corridor 2020
This edition of ‘From the Court Corridor’ highlights notable pronouncements of the High Court Division (HCD) and the Appellate Division (AD) of the Supreme Court (SC) of Bangladesh in September. Ruling on Hindu women’s right to husband’s agricultural lands After the death of one Avimannu Mondal in Khulna his widow, Gouri Dasi, inherited all his […]
  1. Human Rights Law
  2. International Law
1. Introduction Nowadays the vast majority of armed conflicts are non-international in character. While international law regulates extensively the use of force among states, internal conflicts are beyond the reach of the law in terms of jus ad bellum. Accordingly, non-international armed conflicts (NIACs) are neither lawful nor unlawful under the current legal framework. This […]
  1. International Law
Background A World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) Panel handed a verdict in favour of China on 15 September 2020. The United States (US) had imposed additional tariffs of 25% on certain products from China on 20 June 2018. These products were listed as List 1. On 21 September 2018 the US had […]
  1. Constitutional Law
  2. Court Corridor
  3. Court Corridor 2020
  4. Criminal Law
  5. Human Rights Law
  6. Judgments of Supreme Court of Bangladesh
This edition of ‘From the Court Corridor’ curates notable pronouncements of the High Court Division (HCD) and the Appellate Division (AD) of the Supreme Court (SC) of Bangladesh during August. In August the HCD partially resumed physical hearing for the first time since March 2020. The chief justice constituted 18 regular benches for the physical […]
  1. Case Comments
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Human Rights Law
  4. Judgments of Supreme Court of Bangladesh
  5. Right to Equality
  6. Right to Justice
In 2017 the High Court Division (hereinafter HCD) declared mobile courts led by executive magistrates as illegal holding that it is ‘a frontal attack on the independence of the judiciary and is violative of the theory of separation of power.’ However, the judgment has, since then, been stayed by the Appellate Division (hereinafter AD). Meanwhile […]

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