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Application of International laws in Bangladesh: a critical evaluation

Islam, Mazharul and Islam, Mohammed Tahmidul and Mia, Md. Tuhin and Islam, Md. Zahidul (2022) Application of International laws in Bangladesh: a critical evaluation. Unnes Law Journal: Jurnal Hukum Universitas Negeri Semarang, 8 (1). pp. 207-224. ISSN 2252-6536 E-ISSN 2722-4503

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This article discusses the incorporation and implementation of international laws, specifically international treaties and agreements into the domestic legal system of Bangladesh. The position of international laws in the legal system of Bangladesh and their authority to interpret and challenge domestic laws has been focused upon. To that effect, the constitutional provisions dealing with international law along with various authoritative court decisions have been analyzed. Additionally, status and implementation of customary international laws in Bangladesh have also been absorbed. How the norms of customary international lawsare being incorporated and implemented have been discussed in detail. The analytical methods of research have been carried in the piece highlighting judicial decisionsand internationalinstruments.This articleis based on secondary materials with the key sources includingtextbooks, reports, journal articles, conference papers, daily newspapers and online documents. The study has also relied on international instruments, domestic lawsand decided cases of Apex Court of Bangladesh.The findings show that as a democratic country Bangladesh needs to incorporate for the sake of its own people the provisions of international treaties into domestic laws. This is a gradual but perilous process which would take more than political goodwill to materialize. As a young nation, it still has a long way to go to level its regulations up-to the international standards. The positive indication is that the supreme courts of Bangladesh are increasingly realizing and interpreting international instruments through their decisions pressurizing the government to make positive changes in the legislations.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh, Complexity, Customery International Law, Interpretation, International Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Zahidul Islam
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 10:59
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 15:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97895

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