Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; India: Court Awards Control of Maritime Region http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404075_text Alternative dispute resolution; Boundaries; International affairs; International organizations; Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404075_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: First Execution of War Criminal Convicted by International Crimes Tribunal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403823_text Capital punishment; War crimes - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403823_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Tribunal Issues Death Sentences for War Crimes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403752_text Crimes against humanity; Genocide; War crimes - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403752_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: High Court Orders Property of Collapsed Building Owner Confiscated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403592_text Disasters - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 May 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403592_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Former Member of Parliament Receives Death Sentence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403515_text War crimes - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403515_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Convicted War Criminal Sentenced to Death http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403465_text War crimes - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403465_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; United Nations: Bangladesh Urged to Accept Refugees from Burma http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403189_text Asylum - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403189_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; Burma: Maritime Dispute Adjudicated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403089_text Boundaries - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403089_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Islamist Opposition Leader Arrested http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402941_text War crimes - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402941_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Homeless Persons' Treatment Under 2011 Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402867_text Human rights - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402867_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Muhammad Yunus over Removal from Bank http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402671_text Banks and financial institutions - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402671_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: New Plant Quarantine Law Enacted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402667_text Agriculture and food - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402667_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; Russian Federation: Agreement to Build Nuclear Power Plant http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402569_text Energy - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402569_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Fatwa Killing Sparks High Court Inquiry, Directives http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402522_text Church and state relations - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402522_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia; Bangladesh: Reciprocal "Work and Holiday Visa" Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402492_text International affairs - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402492_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Former Prime Minister Evicted from Residence http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402460_text Elections and politics - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402460_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; Pakistan: Bilateral Consultations Conducted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402397_text International affairs - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 03 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402397_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Court Orders Review of Policy on Child Detention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402349_text Children - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402349_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Parliament Strengthens Environmental Protection Legislation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402302_text Environmental protection - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402302_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Government Ordered to Protect Women's Right Not to Wear Veil http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402195_text Families - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402195_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Special Parliamentary Committee on Constitution Formed to Review All Past Amendments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402154_text Constitution - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402154_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Religious Edicts Declared Illegal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402113_text Church and state relations - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402113_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Bangladesh-Burma Maritime Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402064_text International affairs - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402064_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Access to Facebook Temporarily Blocked http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402065_text Communications - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402065_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401927_text International affairs - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401927_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Information Technology Park to be Established http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401889_text Science and technology - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401889_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: War Crimes Trials Planned; ICC Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401884_text War crimes - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401884_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Supreme Court Rules Constitutional Amendment Allowing Religion-Based Parties Illegal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401858_text Constitution - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401858_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; India: Three Treaties to be Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401796_text International affairs - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401796_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Supreme Court Rejects Appeals of Assassins' Death Sentences http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401730_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401730_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Appeals of Convictions for Assassination of the Founding Father Resume http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401668_text Crime and law enforcement - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401668_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Forced Retirement of Two Judges Was Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401624_text Judges - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401624_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Law to Protect Family Members of the Founding Father http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401499_text National security - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401499_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Budget Focuses on Macroeconomic Stability and Poverty Reduction http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401425_text Budget - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401425_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Trial of War Criminals Planned http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401352_text War crimes - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401352_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ratification of Ordinances Promulgated by Caretaker Government http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401015_text Constitution - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401015_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh; United States: DOJ Files Forfeiture Action Against Arafat Rahman http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540944_text Government ethics and transparency - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 27 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540944_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ban on Milk Powder Withdrawn http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540943_text Workers safety and health - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540943_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Sheik Hasina Sworn In as Prime Minister http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540942_text Elections and politics - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540942_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Truth and Accountability Commission Declared Illegal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540829_text Constitution - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540829_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Election Delayed, Emergency State to Be Lifted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540830_text Elections and politics - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540830_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: High Court Bans Tainted Brands of Milk Powder http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540779_text Workers safety and health - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540779_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540705_text Elections and politics - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540705_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Right to Information Ordinance Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540706_text Freedom of information - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540706_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ban on Trade Union Activity Relaxed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540657_text Labor - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540657_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ordinance Drafted to Govern Management of Confiscated Properties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540658_text Property - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540658_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: President Signs Fiscal Year 2008-09 Budget http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540476_text Budget - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540476_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Interim President May Not Promulgate Ordinances Unrelated to Election http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540483_text Constitution - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540483_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: High Court Grants Citizenship to Stateless Bihari Refugees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540576_text Immigration and nationality - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540576_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Anti-Terrorism Ordinance Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540590_text Terrorism - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540590_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ordinance on Marriage with Foreign Nationals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540436_text Officials and employees - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540436_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Former Prime Minister's Son Implicated in Corruption http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540437_text Government ethics and transparency - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540437_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: National Women Development Policy 2008 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540472_text Families - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540472_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: New Ordinance to Amend the Bangladesh Labor Act of 2006 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540358_text Labor - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540358_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: National Identification Card http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540376_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540376_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Contempt of Court Ordinance Approved http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540274_text Judiciary - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540274_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Supreme Court Stayed High Court Judgment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540275_text Judiciary - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540275_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Extortion Trial of Former Prime Minister http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540297_text Government ethics and transparency - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540297_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ordinance to Appoint Supreme Court Judges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540198_text Judges - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540198_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Ordinance to Create an Independent Election Commission http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540217_text Elections and politics - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division The Advisory Council of Bangladesh Government has approved the Election Commission Secretariat Ordinance 2008. The ordinance is designed to ensure the independence of the Election Commission Secretariat from the control of the Prime Minister's Office. It... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540217_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Lawyers' Fury Scares Judges http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054011_text Judiciary - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division The Advisory Council of Bangladesh Government has approved the Election Commission Secretariat Ordinance 2008. The ordinance is designed to ensure the independence of the Election Commission Secretariat from the control of the Prime Minister's Office. It On November 30, 2006, irate members of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar stormed the courtroom of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh to protest his issuance of an order staying the proceedings of three politically sensitive writ... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054011_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Four Cabinet Members Resign http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054028_text Government - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division The Advisory Council of Bangladesh Government has approved the Election Commission Secretariat Ordinance 2008. The ordinance is designed to ensure the independence of the Election Commission Secretariat from the control of the Prime Minister's Office. It On November 30, 2006, irate members of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar stormed the courtroom of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh to protest his issuance of an order staying the proceedings of three politically sensitive writ The caretaker government of Bangladesh dropped four advisors from the Cabinet on January 8 following their submission of resignations. The four advisors are the Law Adviser, the Health Adviser, the Power and Food Adviser, and the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054028_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Human Rights Commission Created http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054032_text Human rights - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division The Advisory Council of Bangladesh Government has approved the Election Commission Secretariat Ordinance 2008. The ordinance is designed to ensure the independence of the Election Commission Secretariat from the control of the Prime Minister's Office. It On November 30, 2006, irate members of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar stormed the courtroom of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh to protest his issuance of an order staying the proceedings of three politically sensitive writ The caretaker government of Bangladesh dropped four advisors from the Cabinet on January 8 following their submission of resignations. The four advisors are the Law Adviser, the Health Adviser, the Power and Food Adviser, and the On December 9, the Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission Ordinance of 2007 became law. It establishes the National Human Rights Commission. The Commission is empowered to investigate human rights violations and settle issues, or refer them... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054032_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Supreme Court Ruling on General Strikes http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054054_text Civil disobedience - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division The Advisory Council of Bangladesh Government has approved the Election Commission Secretariat Ordinance 2008. The ordinance is designed to ensure the independence of the Election Commission Secretariat from the control of the Prime Minister's Office. It On November 30, 2006, irate members of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar stormed the courtroom of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh to protest his issuance of an order staying the proceedings of three politically sensitive writ The caretaker government of Bangladesh dropped four advisors from the Cabinet on January 8 following their submission of resignations. The four advisors are the Law Adviser, the Health Adviser, the Power and Food Adviser, and the On December 9, the Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission Ordinance of 2007 became law. It establishes the National Human Rights Commission. The Commission is empowered to investigate human rights violations and settle issues, or refer them The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has reversed a 1999 High Court Bench ruling that violence or coercion for or against a general strike, known in Bangladesh as a "hartal," is illegal. In Bangladesh, the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054054_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Judiciary Separated from Executive Control http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540162_text Government - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division The Advisory Council of Bangladesh Government has approved the Election Commission Secretariat Ordinance 2008. The ordinance is designed to ensure the independence of the Election Commission Secretariat from the control of the Prime Minister's Office. It On November 30, 2006, irate members of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar stormed the courtroom of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh to protest his issuance of an order staying the proceedings of three politically sensitive writ The caretaker government of Bangladesh dropped four advisors from the Cabinet on January 8 following their submission of resignations. The four advisors are the Law Adviser, the Health Adviser, the Power and Food Adviser, and the On December 9, the Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission Ordinance of 2007 became law. It establishes the National Human Rights Commission. The Commission is empowered to investigate human rights violations and settle issues, or refer them The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has reversed a 1999 High Court Bench ruling that violence or coercion for or against a general strike, known in Bangladesh as a "hartal," is illegal. In Bangladesh, the Bangladesh formally declared the final separation of the government's executive and judicial functions on November 1, 2007, at a ceremony at which two separate magistracies for judicial and executive functions were inaugurated. Article 22... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540162_text Global Legal Monitor: Bangladesh: Mobile Court Ordinance 2007 http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540163_text Government - On July 7, 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which is located in The Hague, issued its decision on the maritime dispute between Bangladesh and India. (Bay of Bengal Maritime Boundary Arbitration Between Bangladesh and Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, was executed in Bangladesh on December 12, 2013. The 65-year-old was the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal On November 3, 2013, the International Crimes Tribunal for Bangladesh handed down death sentences to two men for crimes they committed in 1971, during the country's war with Pakistan. Chowdhury Mueen Uddin and Ashrafuzzaman Khan were On April 24, 2013, a multi-story building collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over 1,000 people. Five garment factories were operating inside the building, and more than 3,000 people were believed to be working in it when it On February 28, 2013, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), in its third decision to date, found a former Member of Parliament guilty of genocide, rape, and religious persecution. (Chief Prosecutor v. Sayeedi, ICT-BD Case A court in Bangladesh known as the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has sentenced a former leader of the country's largest Islamic party to death. Abul Kalam Azad, an ex-member of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has urged the Bangladeshi government to accept Burmese refugees fleeing sectarian conflict in the Burmese state of Rakhine. (Dhaka Won't Accept Myanmar Refugees, THE DAILY STAR (June On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ruling in a dispute between Bangladesh and Burma (Myanmar) concerning the two countries' maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. The former head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh, Ghulam Azam, was arrested on January 11, 2012, after the International Criminal Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICT) refused to grant his request for anticipatory bail. Defense counsel The Vagrants and Shelterless Persons Act 2011 was passed by the Parliament of Bangladesh on August 25, 2011. The law empowers the police and judicial officers to capture suspected "vagrants" and detain them for up to The Bangladesh Supreme Court has rejected the efforts of Muhammad Yunus to appeal an order of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that Yunus must leave his post as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Yunus won the The Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Plant Quarantine Act 2011 on March 20, 2011. This Law provides for the controlled export and import of plants, microbes, and soil. It strengthens the authority of the government to take On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. A recent rape and subsequent fatwa killing in Bangladesh have prompted the country's High Court to investigate the incident and to issue several directives requiring the government to take action. Last year, the High Court Bangladesh has become the latest country to join a reciprocal "work and holiday" visa agreement with Australia. Other countries with such agreements with Australia include Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Under Former Bangladesh Prime Minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia was recently evicted from her government-owned house after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal from a High Court ruling ordering her to vacate the house. On November 1, 2010, Bangladesh and Pakistan conducted consultations at the foreign secretary level concerning a number of longstanding bilateral issues. The two nations established diplomatic relations in 1976. Outstanding issues between the countries include Bangladesh's The High Court of Bangladesh has directed lower court judges to determine whether children detained in jails rather than in juvenile detention facilities should be released immediately on bail. The order requires the government to explain On September 27, 2010, the Bangladeshi Parliament passed the Environment Protection Bill 2010, to amend the Bangladesh Environment Protection Act 1995. The amended law "empowers the government to control the production, processing, stockpiling, supplying, transporting, importing, The High Court of Bangladesh issued an order on August 23, 2010, directing the government to ensure that women are not forced to wear the veil or other religious dress in educational institutions and public offices. A special committee of the Parliament of Bangladesh has been formed to examine past amendments to the Constitution of Bangladesh. The Constitution of Bangladesh has been amended 14 times since it was first adopted on On July 8, 2010, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a ruling declaring all kinds of extrajudicial punishments illegal, including those imposed on the basis of religious edicts (fatwas). The ruling was in response to three A delimitation case concerning the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Burma in the Bay of Bengal has been filed with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The dispute between the two countries It was reported on May 20, 2010, that the Government of Bangladesh temporarily blocked access to the social media website Facebook. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said it blocked the site because of the posting of The Bangladesh Parliament ratified the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 23, 2010, making Bangladesh the 111th state to join the ICC. Bangladesh had signed the statute in 1999, but did not The Parliament of Bangladesh has passed a bill to establish an information technology park. Entitled the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authorities Bill 2010, the bill is part of a broader government initiative to encourage the development of In February 2010, the Government of Bangladesh announced that trials would be held for those accused of war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Prosecutors and investigators were to be appointed in March, with the The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has ruled that the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of Bangladesh, which legitimized the governments that were in power from the time of the August 15, 1975, coup through April 9, The Bangladesh Secretary on Home Affairs and the Commerce Secretary of India have signed three treaties, on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, exchanging prisoners, and combating international terrorism. These treaties are expected to be ratified On November 19, 2009, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the High Court against persons accused in the 1975 assassination of the father of the Bangladesh nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Supreme Court affirmed An appellate division bench of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh is currently hearing appeals from the death sentences of persons convicted for involvement in the assassination of the founding father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh ordered two district court judges into retirement on July 30, 2009. The Prime Minister's order was in retaliation for the judges' involvement in a demonstration at the Law Ministry protesting certain On July 27, the Government of Bangladesh approved the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Family Members Security Act of 2009. Under this act, immediate family members of the founding father of the country On June 30, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament passed a $16.5 billion budget for the fiscal year 2009-2010, despite the absence of the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). According to the Finance Minister, the global recession has had On January 29, 2009, Bangladesh's Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to try war criminals for crimes committed during the country's 1971 War of Liberation. On March 25, 2009, the government decided to try The new parliamentary Government of Bangladesh formed in January 2009 has created a 15-member special parliamentary committee to review all ordinances promulgated by the caretaker government. According to article 58(D) of the Bangladesh Constitution, the authority On January 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Arafat Rahman, known as "Coco" or "Koko," the son of the former On January 7, 2009, the High Court of Bangladesh withdrew its ban on the sale of five of the eight brands of milk powder it had previously banned, after laboratory tests found the five brands safe. Sheikh Hasina, President of the Bangladesh Awami League party, won the Bangladesh parliamentary election held on December 29, 2008. She was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister on January 6, 2009. This is Hasina's second A Truth and Accountability Commission (TAC) formed by the Interim Government of Bangladesh has been declared illegal under the Bangladesh Constitution by the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The TAC was formed on July The Interim Government of Bangladesh has announced a new date for the parliamentary election in Bangladesh, shifting it from December 18 to December 29, 2008. The Government's action was in response to the demands of political The Bangladesh High Court has ordered the government to stop the sale of eight brands of imported milk powder after tests showed them to be tainted with the chemical melamine. Tests were carried out on several December 18, 2008, has been declared the date for parliamentary elections in Bangladesh. However, under the new Code of Conduct for Parliamentary Elections of 2008, the political parties will not be able to campaign before November On September 20, 2008, the Council of Advisors to the current government of Bangladesh approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, to require government agencies and other covered organizations to provide Bangladeshi citizens with access to On September 7, 2008, Bangladesh's Interim Government relaxed certain emergency rules to allow limited trade union activity. Trade union activity, along with political activities and street protests, were banned in January 2007 when a state of The Interim Government of Bangladesh has drafted an ordinance regarding management of confiscated immovable property. The ordinance is necessary because special courts set up by the Interim Government to try corruption cases have ordered confiscation of The National Budget of Bangladesh for fiscal year 2008-09 has been signed by the President of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Government expressed hope that the new budget will increase production and reduce inflation and the deficit. In The Bangladesh High Court has ruled that an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Interim Government that amended the law governing marriage and divorce registration exceeded his powers under the Constitution. The Muslim The people known in Bangladesh as ";Biharis"; are the people of Bihar who migrated to East Pakistan prior to the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Neither Pakistan nor India offered citizenship to these migrants, On May 18, the Council of Advisors of the present Caretaker Government approved a new law, the Anti-Terrorism Ordinance 2008. The new law's definition of terrorism includes acts that pose a threat to the sovereignty, unity, The Bangladesh Council of Advisers approved the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Amendment of 2008 on May 11, 2008. The new law amends the Public Servant (Marriage with Foreign Nationals) Ordinance of 1976 to allow In an effort to control corruption by the country's politicians, on April 1, 2008, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh filed a charge sheet against Tarique Rahman, the elder son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, The National Women Development Policy 2008 (NWDP) is a statement of government policy issued by the Caretaker Government intended to create an appropriate political and socioeconomic structure to ensure the overall development of women. It provides The Bangladesh interim cabinet approved the Bangladesh Labor (amendment) Ordinance 2008 on March 31. The ordinance allows only one trade union organization to conduct activities at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla. Prior law allowed more On March 30, 2008, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008. The ordinance establishes that the Home Ministry will serve as the control ministry for On March 3, the Council of Advisers of the caretaker government of Bangladesh approved a draft law, the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, which is intended to remove confusing provisions in existing law pertaining to the The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court allowed the caretaker government of Bangladesh to file an appeal against the High Court's February 6, 2008 judgment on the extortion trial of former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and The trial of the former Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, on a complaint of extortion filed by businessman Azam J. Chowdhury, has begun. The complainant stated to journalists on January 24, 2008, that he had On January 29th 2008, the Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Government approved the Supreme Judicial Commission Ordinance 2008, which specifies procedures for the appointment of judges to both the Appellate Division and the High Court Division The Advisory Council of Bangladesh Government has approved the Election Commission Secretariat Ordinance 2008. The ordinance is designed to ensure the independence of the Election Commission Secretariat from the control of the Prime Minister's Office. It On November 30, 2006, irate members of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar stormed the courtroom of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh to protest his issuance of an order staying the proceedings of three politically sensitive writ The caretaker government of Bangladesh dropped four advisors from the Cabinet on January 8 following their submission of resignations. The four advisors are the Law Adviser, the Health Adviser, the Power and Food Adviser, and the On December 9, the Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission Ordinance of 2007 became law. It establishes the National Human Rights Commission. The Commission is empowered to investigate human rights violations and settle issues, or refer them The Supreme Court of Bangladesh has reversed a 1999 High Court Bench ruling that violence or coercion for or against a general strike, known in Bangladesh as a "hartal," is illegal. In Bangladesh, the Bangladesh formally declared the final separation of the government's executive and judicial functions on November 1, 2007, at a ceremony at which two separate magistracies for judicial and executive functions were inaugurated. Article 22 "The Mobile Court Ordinance 2007, Ordinance No. 31, was published in the Bangladesh Gazette, October 29, 2007. The ordinance bars people from suing executive magistrates. It also empowers executive magistrates to perform certain judicial powers, including... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540163_text