Opinion

March 16, 2021
March 16, 2021

Corporate negligence killed a mother and son. Do we even care?

On the afternoon of March 3, 2021, three-year-old Ruhit was playing in front of his residential building located inside the Provita Fish Feed hatchery, when he fell into a large septic tank that...

November 8, 2020
November 8, 2020

What changes does the recent ordinance make to our law on violence against women?

On 13 October 2020, our central law dealing with violence against women, i.e. Nari o Shishu Nirjatan Daman Ain 2000 (Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000) was amended for the second...

October 16, 2020
October 16, 2020

Why the death penalty will do nothing to end impunity for rape

On October 13, the Women and Children Repression Prevention (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 was passed making some changes to our central law on violence against women and children.

September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020

Justice for Jonny: Ending impunity for custodial torture at last

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court in Dhaka found three police officers guilty of custodial torture in what is the first known judgment under the Torture and Custodial Death ...

September 8, 2020
September 8, 2020

Narayanganj Mosque Fire: Authorities must pay for their negligence

On Friday night, a massive explosion took place in Baitus Salah Jame Masjid in Narayanganj, killing 24 people and injuring dozens more, most of whom have sustained over 70 percent burn injuries.

June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020

Holding companies liable for death by negligence

On May 27, 2020, a devastating fire broke out in the corona isolation unit of United Hospital in Gulshan, which claimed the lives of five patients who were receiving treatment there.