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Question at the day’s end- “Is police department in Bangladesh a substitute for the court of law?”


Written By: VorerPakhi
22/01/2015 14:34 22/01/2015 6:39
Bangladesh

Since last week, at least 3 people, 2 belonging to BNP and 1 to Jamaat-e-Islami, with names Motiur Rahman, Nurujjaman Jony and Imrul Kayes, have been shot dead in so-called police-y gunfights. It is ‘so-called’ because only one party, the cops, were armed....    Full story...

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A British citizen can be the Chief Justice of Bangladesh but not an MP!


Written By: NazirAhmed
01/04/2014 23:39
Law and Order

Constitutionally a dual citizen (e.g. a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin) can become the Chief Justice of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (i.e. by becoming a High Court Judge, then a Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, and then the Chief Justice) - but he cannot....    Full story...

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Election of 5th January 2014:in the eyes of Constitution, democracy and international law


Written By: NazirAhmed
17/02/2014 11:39
Contemporary Debate

Introduction The tenth parliamentary election in Bangladesh was held on 5th January 2014 - but, what kind of election was it?  Over half - 153 out of 300 – the MPs were elected unopposed!  That means more than half of the voters of the country were deprived of....    Full story...

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A note of caution - Miscarriage of justice


Written By: NazirAhmed
30/08/2013 22:35
Human rights

One injustice creates multiple injustices. Miscarriage of justice has been happening throughout the world - happened even in the developed country like the United Kingdom. For example, Birmingham 6, Tottenham 3 and Guildford 4 etc where many innocent persons were victims of worst miscarriage of....    Full story...

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Provisions for and against the rule of law in the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
06/08/2013 13:01
Law and Order

Introduction Rule of law is an internationally recognised concept.  Accordingly, Bangladesh recognises rule of law as a basic feature of its Constitution.  In Anwar Hussain Chowdhury v Bangladesh 1989 BLD, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh recognised the rule of law as one of the....    Full story...

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The place of rule of law in the Constitution of Bangladesh


Written By: NazirAhmed
05/08/2013 15:05
Law and Order

In fact, the term ‘rule of law’ is well placed in the Constitution of Bangladesh. Its Preamble states the ‘rule of law’ as one of the objectives to be attained. The Preamble, inter alia, says “....it shall be a fundamental aim of the State to realise through the....    Full story...

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Who will be benefited from banning the Jammat?


Written By: NazirAhmed
02/08/2013 15:08
Contemporary Debate

Even if someone wants to start a business, he should make a market study, and consider the positive and negative factors that might affect his business. Similarly, the government should consider what it would achieve by banning the BJI. Banning the BJI could cause one of three things: Firstly:....    Full story...

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Advisers in the place of or in addition to Ministers: Constitutional quest for their appointment


Written By: NazirAhmed
20/06/2013 12:06
Contemporary Debate

In a parliamentary democracy the party (or parties if in coalition) which wins the general [national] election forms the government.  Its leader becomes the Prime Minister.  The Prime Minister selects his/her Cabinet choosing his/her most able and loyal supporters from Parliament. ....    Full story...

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The Reasons Bangladesh needs non-party caretaker Government


Written By: NazirAhmed
16/06/2013 23:19
Law and Order

There are many reasons as to why Bangladesh needs a non-party caretaker government to hold free, fair and credible elections.  Some of the important reasons are:   First: Bangladesh had a very bad and shocking experience of holding general elections under party governments.  The....    Full story...

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Nation States must establish the rule of law as it is an internationally recognised concept


Written By: NazirAhmed
20/05/2013 14:49
Thoughts and Ideology

  Barrister Nazir Ahmed The notion of the rule of law generally means first that government and political power should be limited by rules published and known in advance and applied equally impartially to all and secondly, that the law once made should be obeyed even by those who....    Full story...

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Evidence prove Kamaruzzman cases invalid


Written By: Nazmul
23/04/2013 1:33 22/04/2013 22:48
BD War crime trial

Assistant secretary general of Bangladesh Jamat-e-Islami Mohammad Kamaruzzaman was accused at the International Crimes Tribunal-2 for committing crimes against humanity such as genocide, torture during the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. He was detained on 13th July 2010 but “shown....    Full story...

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Appointment of Justice Shamsuddin Manik: A controversial decision of Acting President


Written By: AEH_MIZ
09/04/2013 21:01 09/04/2013 20:08
Bangladesh

[ The following article is the translation of  a part of this write-up http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2013-04-05/news/342376 written by the journalist Mr. Mizanur Rahman Khan. ]   A judge, previously blamed by the national parliament for his serious misconduct, has got....    Full story...

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