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is law professor at the University of Dhaka.

All articles of Ridwanul Hoque

Brain drain

Why Bangladesh’s best minds are moving abroad

Frustrated by a lack of opportunities at home, many educated Bangladeshis are seeking work in foreign countries

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Child labour

Exploited minors are denied a school education

In view of wide-spread poverty, child labour is still far too common in Bangladesh

Human rights

Refugee suffering in Bay of Bengal and Mediterranean

Following EU example, Bangladesh is banning refugees to a remote island

Environmental protection

Nice try

Why an important court ruling concerning Bangladesh’s natural environment did not set an internationally relevant precedent

Rohingya minority

A history of persecution

Why Rohingya flee from Myanmar

Makeshift shelters

Lives saved temporarily

As food and housing prices have skyrocketed after refugee influx in Bangladesh, host communities suffer serious hardship

Drinks and drugs

Cracking down on the disadvantaged

Alcohol and drugs are prohibited in Bangladesh, but enforcement is biased against the poor

Public interest litigation

Holding government agencies accountable

In Bangladesh, Public Interest Litigation helps courts to ensure that government officers are not above the law

Rule of law

Room for improvement

Contemporary Bangladeshi law is still largely colonial in nature as well as spirit

Human security

Global silence in view of genocidal action

Bangladesh is largely left to itself in view of dramatic Rohingya refugee crisis

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