SDG Thought

December 16, 2018

Seventy years of UDHR: The fight for human dignity

Mohammad Golam Sarwar This year, Human rights day will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR, 1948), the core human rights instrument which is also considered the mother document of human rights. UDHR laid down the foundation of human rights by asserting inalienable rights which every human being is inherently entitled to, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. The underlying philosophy of UDHR is to ensure human dignity while fulfilling the mandates of human rights principles and standards. Over the years, […]
September 15, 2017

Options of litigation funding in serving the interests of society: a critical evaluation from the viewpoint of access to justice

Sekander Zulker Nayeen Litigation funding, over the years, has run reverse from champerty and maintenance and been established as an integral part of mainstream civil justice system with a view to facilitating access to justice. Admittedly, its present standard in the United Kingdom has been impacting considerably on the objective of ensuring access to justice. But how far are the funding options serving the interests of the society is still a matter of debate. In this study, some hypotheses have been drawn to assess how far the options of litigation funding are facilitating the litigants’ satisfaction as to access to […]
September 13, 2017

To introduce the principle of finality: An urge of a judge

Sekander Zulker Nayeen Recently on 17 January, a serious concern has been expressed in the daily Prothom Alo regarding an estimation of the case backlog to five million by the year of 2020. Among others, prominent journalist Mr. Mizanur Rahman Khan suggested to increase the number of judges in order to curb this terrific situation. However, increasing the number of judges is not possible overnight while the number of cases is bouncing thousands to thousands every day. Bangladesh Judicial Service Commission (BJSC) cannot appoint as many judges as they want unless the Law Ministry sends requisition for it. The Law […]
April 25, 2017

How Do We Know that We Are Develop

Rezwan Siddiqui In the era of sustainable development goal (SDG), one of the debatable questions is, how do we know if we are develop, or at least our country is in the right track toward development? This question is triggering research, discussions and debate for long, and there is no chance that it will end soon. Luckily, there are several indices to compare and monitor national, regional and global development (like World Development Indicator, World Governance Indicator, SDG Indicators, Index for Risk Management and etc). Governments and international development partners often focus on the process and techniques to improve these […]