RESEARCH MONOGRAPH : Preventive Detention And Violation of Human Rights: Bangladesh Perspective




The Constitution of Bangladesh

The Code of Criminal Procedure-1898

The Special Powers Act-1974

The Emergency Power Rule-2007

The Constitution of India

The Public Safety Ordinance-1958

The Penal Code-1860

The Security Act-1952

Arms Act-1878

The Explosive Substances Act-1908


Halim, Md. Abdul. 1998. Constitution, Constitutional Law and Politics: Bangladesh Perspective. Dhaka. P.258

Chowdhury, M. Jashim Ali. 2010. An Introduction to the Constitutional Law of Bangladesh. Dhaka. P.191

Islam, Mahmudul. Constitutional law of Bangladesh, Mollick Brothers, Dhaka, ISBN 984-32-01-0126-4

Faiz-ud-din, Muhammad. 2011. Human Rights: National and International Perspective. Dhaka. P.45

Patel, T. 1993. Personal liberty under the Constitution of India. Jain Publisher, Delhi (1993)

Chowdhury, Badrul Haider. 1990. The long Echoes. Publisher: Naima Haider (Dhaka, 1990)

Borhi, A.K. 1958. Fundamental Law of Pakistan. Karachi. P.424

Mahajan, V.D. (1972) .Select Modern Governments. New Delhi. P.84

Denning, Lord Atfred. 1949. Freedom under the Law. London. P.11

Hannan, M. Abdul, 2009. Human Rights of the Accused in the Criminal Process. Dhaka. P.37

Balyley, David H.1964. Public Liberties in the New States. Chicago. P.23

Reldman, D. 1993. Civil Liberties and Human Rights in England and Wales. Oxford. P.169

Paul, Nirmal Chandra. 2008. The Special Powers Act, 1974. Dhaka: Shams Publications. P.105-6


Hoque, Ridwanul and Naser, Mostafa Mahmud. 2006. ‘The Judicial Invocation of International Human Rights Law in Bangladesh: Questing a Better Approach’, Indian Journal of International Law, Vol. 46, No.2 (pp. 151-186;

Alam, M. Shah. 2004. ‘Enforcement of International Human Rights Law by Domestic Courts in the United States’, Golden Gate University School of Law. Vol. 10, pp. 27-52

Perelman, Ch. 1982. ‘The Safeguarding and Foundation of Human Rights’, Journal of Law and Philosophy, Vol. 1, pp. 119-129.

Malik, Shahdeen. 2007. ‘Arrest and Remand: Judicial Interpretation and Police Practice’, Special Issue, Bangladesh Journal of Law, p.289.

Ch. Perelman, ‘The Safeguarding and Foundation of Human Rights’, Journal of Law and Philosophy, Vol. 1 (1982), pp. 119-129


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[1] AIR 1950 SC 27

[2] Sunil Kumar Sammaddar vs. Superintendent of Hoagly Jail 75 Cal WN 151

[3] Alamgir vs. The State AIR 1957 at p-285.

[4]  Patel, T; “Personal liberty under the constitution of India” Jain Publisher, Delhi (1993) at p-48.

[5] Chowdhury, Badrul Haider; “The long Echocs,” Publisher: Naima Haider (Dhaka, 1990) p.3

[6]  Brohi, A.K.; “Fundamental law of Pakistan” Din Muhammadi Publisher, Karachi (1958) at p-424.

[7] Balyley, David H, “Public liberties in the New states” Cambridge University Press (1964) at p-23.

[8] Act no. (xiv) of 1974

[9] (1971) AC 260

[10] Ahmed, Moudud, Bangladesh: Era of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, University Publiscation, P. 100

[11] Abdul, Md Halim, Constitution, Constitutional Law and Policies: Bangladesh Perspective, 5th Ed, CCB Foundation, at P. 297.

[12] Ordinance (xiv) of 1949

[13] ACT (xxxvi) of 1950

[14]Supra f. note 1.

14 Feldman, D. “Civil Liberties and Human rights in England and Wales”, Oxford Publications (1993) P. 169

[15]Section 2(f) of the Special Powers Act, 1974.

[16]Section 2(f) of the Special Powers Act, 1974.

[17](1973) ISCR P.468.

[18]Quoted by Brohi A. K. Ibid P.424. [(1917) AC 260]

[19] Quoted by Munim-FKMA P.107

[20]Denning, Lord Atfred, “Freedom under the Law,” Hamlyn Lecture Series London (1949) at P.11.

[21]Pankaj Kumar vs. State of West Bengal, AIR (1970) SC 97.

[22] Ch. Perelman, ‘The Safeguarding and Foundation of Human Rights’, Journal of Law and Philosophy, Vol. 1 (1982), p. 119-129.

[23]  Art. 33(3)(b)

[24] Dr. Habibullah v. Secy., Ministry of Home, 41 DLR  160

[25] Ghulam Azam v. Bangladesh, 46 DLR 29

[26] Hari Kisna v. Maharashtra, AIR 1962 SC 911

[27] Jayendra Thakur v. India, AIR 1999 SC 3517

[28]Nirmal Chandra Paul, The Special Powers Act, 1974, 1st ed. (Dhaka: Shams Publications, 2008), p. 105-6.

[29]Md. Anwar Hossain v. State, 29 DLR 15.

[30]Md.Golam Hossain v. State, 54(1991) BLD 37.

[31] S. R. O. No. 15. – Ain/2007

[32] Ordinance No. 1 of 2007

[33] Act No. xlv of 1860

[34] Act No. xi of 1878

[35] Act No. vi of 1908

[36] Act No. vii of 1974

[37] Act No. xiv of 1974

[38] Act No. xx of 1990

[39] Ch. Perelman, ‘The Safeguarding and Foundation of Human Rights’, Journal of Law and Philosophy, Vol. 1 (1982), pp. 119-129.

[40] Munn v People of Illinois, 94 US 113 (per field J) as cited in Mahmudul Islam, Constitutional Law of Bangladesh”, ibid, p. 187

[41] Vikram v. Bihar, AIR 1988 SC 1782. ibid

[42] Francis Caralie v Union Territory, AIR 1981. ibid.

[43] H.P v. Uned Ram, AIR 1987. ibid.

[44] Ramsharan v. India, AIR 1989. as cited in Mahmudul Islam, ibid.

[45] Dhaka Tribune, (Bangladesh) ‘Arrest spree punishes prisons’ [, last visited January 19, 2016.]

[46] The Bangladesh Today, Dhaka(Bangladesh), 19th February 2005

[47] Article 5

[48] Golam Azom v. Bnagladesh, 46 DLR 29

[49] (1991)11 BLD 553

[50]  2 MLR 1997 113

[51] 31 DLR(AD) 1979

[52] 45 DLR (AD) (1993)

[53] 41 DLR 508

[54] (2012) 7 SCC 181

[55] 42 DLR (HCD) 346

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