Judges must uphold law: Justice ABM Khairul Haque

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During his tenure as chief justice, ABM Khairul Haque oversaw a number of landmark cases, including the decision that declared the caretaker government system illegal and unconstitutional. Last July, Haque was reappointed as the chairman of the Law Commission for a three-year term. The Bangladesh Legal Times, the nation’s first English law magazine, caught up… Read more »

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A walkover for the colleagues

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A quick bail prematurely ending an earlier remand order and the release of a journalist may settle the dust for now. But there is an element of grave concern the Probir Sikdar whirlwind has brought to our attention and we should not overlook it. The legal procedures followed in the ICT lawsuit against this journalist… Read more »

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No tears for thousands of other Rajans

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#OPINION: Syed Ashraf falls, as Tajuddin Ahmad fell “One of the few decent men in politics today leaves government under a cloud that ought not to be there.” https://shar.es/1sHdWz Social media is in a state of froth about the beating to death of 10 year old Rajan at the hands of callous murderers. The Minister… Read more »

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The damage that partisanship does

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Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha deserves our thanks. He has reminded us once again of the ills which keep our society in a bind. To be sure, these are maladies we have consistently and regularly suffered from. But when the Chief Justice speaks of them, when he reflects on the role of political partisanship coming… Read more »

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For America, real progress achieved nearly by accident

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A couple carry an American flag and a rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride parade in New York June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz It is tempting to look for signs of America’s direction in the late June ritual of reading the U.S. Supreme Court’s most momentous decisions of the term. Last week’s rulings in… Read more »

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