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Protecting the environment during armed conflict: fragilities in the provisions of international humanitarian law

Abstract War is a common phenomenon throughout the history of mankind. It causes not only human sufferings and crippling injuries on the battlefield but also extensive destruction and degradation of the environment. Some battlefields of the First and Second World Wars, for example, still remain unfit for cultivation or unsuitable for human habitation because of […]

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Coca-Cola’s Secret Formula: A Trade Secret Kept for More Than A Century

      WITH a brand value worth 56 billion dollars, Coca-Cola-the 4th most valuable brands in the world according to Forbes Magazine[i], is one of the bestselling carbonated soft drink beverage company in the world. As of March 17, 2016 the Market Cap of Coca-Cola is 195.01 Billion Dollars.[ii] John Pemberton, a medicine inventor and a […]

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Farzana Haq v Government of Bangladesh, (1991)11 BLD 553

Facts of the case: In Farzana Haq v Government of Bangladesh, (1991)11 BLD 553 case Sanaul Huq Niru was arrested and detained first on 13th September 1987 under SPA. His detention order was challenged and the Court directed that the detention order was illegal and ordered the release of the detainee. He was not released […]

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Bilkis Akter Hossain v. Government of Bangladesh, (1997) 17 BLD (HCD) 344 / 2 MLR 1997 113

Summary of the Case: FACTS: In 1997 four BNP leaders were arrested and detained. Dr. Khandakar Musharraf Hossain was one of them. He was detained, on the ground of delivering provocative speech, under the Special Powers Act, 1974. He was alleged to be a leader of the terrorists and also a provocateur and instigator of […]

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The Prosecutor v. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi,ICC-01/11-01/11

Situation in Libya: On February 26, 2011, The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1970, by a vote of 15-0, referring the situation in Libya to the ICC. Under Article 13 of the Rome Statute the Security Council may refer a situation in any country to the ICC prosecutor under its mandate of Chapter VII […]

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Review Petition: Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid v The Chief Prosecutor

Citetion: Criminal Review Petition no. 62/2015 Summary of the Case: In total seven charges have been brought against Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid, the then President of Islami Chhatro Sangho, East Pakistan and Head of AL-badar bahini. The first charge brought against Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid for abetting, facilitating and contributing the actual commission of offence […]

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Citizenship Case: Bangladesh Vs. Professor Golam Azam and others

Case citation: 46 DLR (AD) 1994 192 Facts of the case: Professor Ghulam Azam, the plaintiff in this case, became the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami of East Pakistan in 1969. He was in this post till 1971. He was opposed to the Liberation War of Bangladesh from the start. He and his party sided with the […]

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