Statement of Facts leading up to the Protests against the BRAC University Administration

Following is the statement which was submitted to the Inquiry Committee detailing the facts from 12th February 2017 to 30th July 2017; ultimately leading to the protests against the BRAC University Administration, based on which the Inquiry Committee recommended inter alia the Registrar’s resignation and that the confirmation of my lectureship should be based solely […]

Protecting Data in Digital Bangladesh

The Digital Revolution in the latter half of the 20th century ushered in the Information Age; a period in human history featuring four key innovations: personal computers, the internet, smartphones, and data. At present, the innovation that is of the greatest significance, in general, is data. Data can basically be defined as any piece of information […]

JASTA: An Assault on State Immunity

On 28 September 2016, ignoring the veto of the then US President Barack Obama, both houses of the US Congress enacted the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). It confers US federal courts jurisdiction over civil claims against a foreign state for any death, physical injury, or damage to property occurring in the USA resulting […]

Pre-enactment Political Rights Review of proposed Legislations under the British Bill of Rights

* This research was undertaken in November 2015 as part of a Policy Paper on the British Bill of Rights. It was commissioned by The Wilberforce Society (TWS), Cambridge, United Kingdom. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Pre-enactment political rights review is the parliamentary scrutiny of proposed legislations to check for inconsistencies with human rights, this is generally done […]

An Analysis of Rule of Law and the Separation of Judiciary in Bangladesh in light of the 8th Amendment Case and Masdar Hossain Case

* This paper was written in August 2014 as an assignment in an undergraduate course on Administrative Law. Introduction: Rule of law and the separation of powers, specifically the judiciary have been the inherent features of the Constitution since its adoption right after the independence of Bangladesh. The cases; Anwar Hossain Chowdhury v. Bangladesh[1] (hereinafter […]