A Selected Bibliography:
Legal Development and Dispute Resolution in Bangladesh
Compiled by Catherine Morris
Books, Articles, Reports and other Documents Relevant to Legal Development and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Bangladesh
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ADR, Mediation and Court Case Flow Management | Culture and Religion | Human Rights, Legal Aid and Legal Development | Juvenile Justice | Addressing Sources of Conflict: Abuse and Inequity Regarding Women and Children | Addressing Sources of Conflict: Corruption and Governance | Sources of Conflict: Economic Inequality | Addressing Sources of Conflict: Land Disputes and Environmental Issues
ADR, Mediation and Court Case Flow Management
Alam, M Shah. "A Possible Way Out of Backlog in Our Judiciary." Dhaka: The Daily Star, April 16, 2000. http://ruchichowdhury.tripod.com/a_possible_way_out_of_backlog_in_our_judiciary.htm.
Asia Foundation. In Search of Justice: Women's Encounters with Alternative Dispute Resolution. Dhaka: Asia Foundation, 2002.
Brown, Scott, Christine Cervenak, and David Fairman. Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners Guide. Cambridge, MA: Conflict Management Group, 1998. http://transition.usaid.gov/our_work/democracy_and_governance/publications/pdfs/pnacb895.pdf (pdf). See "Bangladesh Case Study" and "Sri Lanka Case Study" in this work.
Chowdhury, Mahfuzul H. "Popular Attitudes, Legal Institutions, and Dispute Resolution in Contemporary Bangladesh." Legal Studies Forum 17 (3) (1993): 291-300.
Gagnon, Andree G. "Ending Mandatory Divorce Mediation for Battered Women." Harvard Women's Law Journal. 15 (1992): 272-94.
Girdner, L. K., ed. Mediation and Spouse Abuse. Special issue. Mediation Quarterly 7(4)(1990).
Hasan, Honourable Justice K. M. "A Report on Mediation in the Family Courts: Bangladesh Experience." Paper presented at the Presented in the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Family Courts of Australia, Sydney, 26-29 July 2001). http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLAWJUSTINST/Resources/JusticeHasan.pdf (pdf).
Islam, Zahidol. Strengthening Family Courts: An Analysis of the Confusions and Uncertainties Thwarting the Family Courts in Bangladesh. Dhakda: BLAST, 2006. http://www.blast.org.bd/content/publications/family_courts.pdf (pdf).
Kassebaum, Gene. ADR in India: The Lok Adalat as an Alternative to Court Litigation of Personal Injury and Criminal Cases in South India. Working Paper Series 1989-5. Honolulu: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Program on Conflict Resolution (PCR), 1989.
Langer, Rosanna, "Divorce Mediation: How the Process of Informal Resolution Reinforces Male Dominance." In Quilting a New Canon: Stitching Women's Words, edited by Uma Parmeswaran 135. Toronto: Sister Vision, 1996.
Madaripur Legal Aid Association. "Ishaq Gets Back Land After 40 Years." In Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases, edited by Fred E. Jandt, and Paul B. Pedersen, 131-35. Thousand Oaks, London and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1996.
Madaripur Legal Aid Association. "Khukumoni and Masud: Living Happily Now." In Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases, edited by Fred E. Jandt, and Paul B. Pedersen, 82-87 . Thousand Oaks, London and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1996.
Madaripur Legal Aid Association. "Nabin and Nasima: A Clash of Hindu and Muslim Communities." In Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases, edited by Fred E. Jandt, and Paul B. Pedersen, 76-81. Thousand Oaks, London and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1996.
Madaripur Legal Aid Association. "Rawshan Ara: The Victim of Polygamy" In Constructive Conflict Management: Asia-Pacific Cases, edited by Fred E. Jandt, and Paul B. Pedersen, 88-96. Thousand Oaks, London and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1996.
Mandhane, Renu. The Trend Towards Mandatory Mediation: A Critical Feminist Legal Perspective. Toronto: Ontario Women's Justice Network, August 1999. Executive Summary online at http://owjn.org/owjn_2009/legal-information/aboriginal-law/161
Roy, Beth. Some Trouble with Cows: Making Sense of Social Conflict. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1994.
Whitson, Sarah Leah. "'Neither Fish, nor Flesh, nor Good Red Herring' Lok Adalats: an Experiment in Informal Dispute Resolution in India." Hastings International and Comparative Law Review 15 (1991-1992):391-445.
Culture and Religion
Ahmed, Rafiuddin, ed. Understanding the Bengal Muslims: Interpretative Essays. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Banu, U.A.B. Razia. Islam in Bangladesh. Leiden, New York, Koln: E.J. Brill, 1992.
Barua, B. P. "Ethnic Minorities in Bangladesh: A Socio-Anthropological Study of Three Major Tribes of CHT." Regional Studies, 17 (3) (Summer 1999): 109-122.
Hashmi, Taj ul-Islam. Women and Islam in Bangladesh: Beyond Subjection and Tyranny. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Mahnaz Murshi, Tazeen. Women, Islam, and the State in Bangladesh Subordination and Resistance unpublished paper, no date. http://www.swadhinata.org.uk/document/WomenBdeshTazeen.pdf (pdf file).
Mamoon al-Rasheed. "Islam, Nonviolence, and Social Transformation." In Islam and Nonviolence, edited by Glenn D. Paige, Chaiwat Satha–Anand, and Sarah Gilliatt, 59–107. Honolulu: Matsunaga Institute for Peace, University of Hawai'i, 1993.
Novak, James J. Bangladesh. Reflections on the Water. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.
Rashid, Salim. The Clash of Civilizations?: Asian Responses. Dhaka, Bangladesh: University Press Limited, 1997.
Wilkinson, Steven. "Reducing Hindu-Muslim Violence in Indian Towns: Community Initiatives." In Must We Fight? From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
Human Rights, Legal Aid and Legal Development
Amnesty International. Bangladesh: Proposed Standards for a National Human Rights Commission. London, UK: Amnesty International, 1997. http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA13/003/1997
Asia Foundation. Access to Justice: Best Practices under the Democracy Partnership. Dhaka: Asia Foundation, 2002.
Asia Foundation. Protecting the Common Good: Successes in Public Interest Litigation. Dhaka: Asia Foundation, 2002.
Asian Development Bank (ADB). Law and Policy Reform at the Asian Development Bank 2001: Legal Empowerment: Advancing Good Governance and Poverty Reduction. ADB, 2001. http://www2.adb.org/documents/others/law_adb/lpr_2001.asp?p=lawdevt.
Bhagwati, Justice PN. "Judicial Enforcement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights." In Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence. Commonwealth Secretariat/INTERIGHTS, Volume 8, December 2000.
Choudhury, Dilara. Constitutional Development in Bangladesh: Stresses and Strains. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1994.
Ferdous, Hasan Shaheed. Planning for Effective Judicial and Legal Education in Bangladesh: A Guide to Curriculum Development. Dhaka, Bangladesh: Badhon Prokashon, 2000.
Golub, Stephen. "From the Village to the University: Legal Activism in Bangladesh." In Many Roads to Justice: The Law-Related Work of Ford Foundatoin Grantees Around the World, ed. Mary McClymont, and Stephen Golub. USA: Ford Foundation, 2000. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTJUSFORPOOR/Resources/ManyRoadstoJustice.pdf (pdf file).
Golub, Stephen. "Non-state Justice Systems in Bangladesh and the Philippines." Paper prepared for the United Kingdom Department for International Development, January 2003. http://www.gsdrc.org/docs/open/DS34.pdf (pdf file)
Human Rights Watch. "Crossfire": Continued Human Rights Abuses by Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion. New York: Human Rights Watch, May 2011. http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/HRW_Crossfire_HumanRightsAbusesbyBangladeshsRapidActionBattalion.pdf
Kashem, Mohammed Bin, and Shawkat Mostafa. "Achieving Justice: An Analysis of Sentencing in the Lower Criminal Courts in Bangladesh." Presentation at the American Society of Criminology Conference, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, November 16-20, 1999.
Kashem, Mohammed Bin. "Corrections in Bangladesh." In International Criminal Justice: Issues in a Global Perspective. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.
Kashem, Mohammed Bin. "Jail Population in Bangladesh: Assessing Potential Future and Policy Options." Presentation at the American Society of Criminology Conference, University of California, Irvine, California, November 6-10, 2001.
Kashem, Mohammed Bin. "Police Abuse of Force in Bangladesh: An Assessment." Presentation at the American Society of Criminology Conference, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, November 16-20, 1999.
Khan, Mohammad Mohabbat. "Political and Administrative Corruption: Concepts, Comparative Experiences and Bangladesh Case." Paper prepared for Transparency International - Bangladesh Chapter, 2005. http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/APCITY/UNPAN019105.pdf
Institutional Development of Human Rights in Bangladesh (IDHRB). Human Rights Situation in the Vagrant Homes. Dhaka: IDHRB, 1999.
Malik, Shahdeen. Access to Justice: A Truncated View from Bangladesh. In Comprehensive Legal and Judicial Development: Toward an Agenda for a Just and Equitable Society in the 21st Century, edited by Rudolf V. Van Puymbroeck. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2001.
Malik, Tuhin. Manual on Human Rights Law Dhaka: Bangladesh Bar Council, Legal Education and Training Institute, 1997.
Monsoor, Taslima. From Patriarchy to Gender Equity: Family Law and Its Impact on Women in Bangladesh. Dhaka, Bangladesh: University Press, 1999.
Odhikar. Abuse of Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Dhaka: Odhikar, 2001.
Odhikar. Breaking the Cycle of Impunity: Report on the Open Discussion on 'Impunity of Law Enforcement Agencies'." Dhaka: Odhikar, 2001.
Odhikar. Reasonable Suspicion vs. Unreasonable Impunity: The Abuse of Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and Section 86 of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ordinance 1976. Dhaka: Odhikar, 2002.
Rafiqul, M., and S.M. Solaiman. "Torture under Police Remand in Bangladesh: A Culture of Impunity for Gross Violations of Human Rights" Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law 2 (2003): 1-27
Rodley, Mr. Nigel S. Question of the Human Rights of All Persons Subjected to
Any Form Of Detention Or Imprisonment, In Particular: Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment. Report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Nigel S. Rodley, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1995/37. United Nations, ECOSOC, E/CN.4/1996/35/Add.1, 16 January 1996.
Rohfritsch, Agnes, and Naeela Sattar. A Critical Review of the Judicial Institutions in Relation to the Rights of the Child. Dhaka: A Radda Barnen Study, 1995.
Royal Norwegian Embassy. Human Rights and Democracy in Bangladesh: A Plan for Norwegian Support. Dhaka: Royal Norwegian Embassy, June, 2001. http://www.norad.no/en/tools-and-publications/publications/publication?key=109371.
Sarkar, Ali Akkas. "Appointment of Supreme Court Judges in Bangladesh: A Study of Law and Practice" Journal of Judicial Administration Vol. 11(3)(2002): 146-157.
World Bank. Bangladesh - Legal and Judicial Capacity Building Project Project Appraisal Document. Dhaka: World Bank, 2001.
Amnesty International. The Best Interests of the Child: Human Rights and the Juvenile Justice System. London, UK: Amnesty International, 1998. http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ACT76/006/1998.
Defence for Children International (DCI). The Implementation of International Standards Concerning the Human Rights of Juveniles Deprived of Their Liberty. Geneva, Switzerland : DCI, 1990.
Khan, Sonia Zaman. Herds and Shepherds: The Issue of Safe Custody of Children in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Save the Children, UK and BLAST, 2000.
Sarker, Abdul Hakim. Juvenile Delinquency: Dhaka City Experience. Dhaka: Human Nursery for Development, 2001.
Sattar, Naeela. "Juvenile Justice, Rights of the Child, Law and Reality in Bangladesh." In Human Rights Law: A Manual on Human Rights Training Programme for Lawyers, edited by Tuhin Malik, 395 - 412. Dhaka: Legal Education & Training Institute, Bangladesh Bar Council, 1997.
Save the Children, UK. Shoshur Bari: A Participatory Research Done by a Group of Street Children Who Came into Conflict with the Law. Dhaka: Save the Children, UK, 2000.
Shamim, Ishrat. Final Report: Police Training and Community Sensitization on Women and Child Rights. Dhaka: Centre for Women and Children Studies, 2000.
Sjögren Westlund, Michaela. Children in Conflict with the Law: A Survey of the Situation in Bangladesh. Sweden: Radda Barnen, 1995.
Addressing Sources of Conflict: Abuse and Inequity Regarding Women and Children
Ali, Salma. Violence Against Women in Bangladesh - 2000: A Report. Dhaka: Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers' Association, 2001.
Amnesty International. Bangladesh: Fundamental Rights of Women Violated with Virtual Impunity. London, UK: Amnesty International, 1995.
Asia Foundation. Making a Difference: Success Stories of the Women's Economic & Legal Rights Program in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Asia Foundation, 2001.
Asian Development Bank (ADB). Women in Bangladesh Country Briefing Paper. ADB, August 2001. http://www.adb.org/documents/women-bangladesh-country-briefing-paper.
Hasan, Fatema Rashid and Salma Ali, eds. Study on the Possible Reforms in the Existing Muslim Family Law and Procedure. Dhaka: Bangladesh National Women Lawyer's Association (BNWLA), 1997.
Bhuiyan, Rabia. Legal Rights of Hindu Women in Marriage and Divorce 1986. Dhaka: Women for Women, 1986.
Blanchet, Therese. Lost Innocence, Stolen Childhoods. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 1996.
Commission for Justice and Peace. Children's Rights and Child Labour. Dhaka: Commission for Justice and Peace, 1989.
Farouk, Sharmeen A., Zebunnessa Rahman, and Dewan Mahmudul Haque. Forced Marriages: A Blot in Women's Freedom of Expression. Dhaka: Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers' Association, 2001.
Farouk, Sharmeen A., Rizwana Akhter, Fawzia Karim Firose, and Zebunnesa Rahman. Hindu Family Law: An Action Study on Proposed Reform of Hindu Family Law. Dhaka: Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers' Association, 1998.
Farouk, Sharmeen A. Sexual Exploitation of Children in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers' Association, 2001.
Helie Lucas, Marie-Aimee, and Hasrsh Kapoor, ed. Fatwas against Women in Bangladesh. London, UK: Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML), 1996.
Hoodfar, Homa, and Nelofer Pazira. Building Civil Societies : A Guide for Social and Political Activism London, UK: Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML), 2000. http://www2.ucsc.edu/globalinterns/cpapers/hoodfar.pdf (pdf file).
Khan, Z.R. and Arefeen, H. The Situation of Child Prostitutes in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Dana Publishers, 1990.
Khatun, T. "Child Labour in the Bangladeshi Commercial Sector." Child Workers in Asia 14 (1998): 4-5.
Ministry of Women's and Children's Affairs. Institutional Review of WID Capability of the Government of Bangladesh. Vol 1. Mainstreaming Women's Development. Dhaka: Ministry of Women's and Children's Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, September 1998.
Odhikar. Women and Children in Disadvantaged Situations: Odhikar Investigations June 2000 to May 2001. Dhaka: Odhikar, 2001.
Siddiqi, DM. Shalish and the Quest for Gender Justice: An Assessment of Strategic Interventions in Bangladesh: Final Report. Dhaka: Research Initiatives Bangladesh, 2004.
UNICEF and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs. Background Paper on Good Practices and Priorities to Combat Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children in Bangladesh. Dhaka: UNICEF, 2001.
Zaman, Habiba. "Violence Against Women in Bangladesh: Issues and Responses." Women's Studies International Forum, 22 (1) (January-February 1998): 37-48.
Addressing Sources of Conflict: Corruption and Governance
Aminuzzaman, S.M. "Accountability and Promotion of Ethics and Standard of Behaviour of the Public Bureaucracy in Bangladesh." Asian Review of Public Administration 8 (1) 1996: 13-27.
Asia Foundation. National Advocacy: A Path to Reform. Dhaka: Asia Foundation, 2002.
Hannan, Abdul. "UNDP Projects in Local Governance and Decentralization in Bangladesh." In Research and Training on Decentralized and Developmental Governance (Combined Proceedings). Part I: Research on Metropolitan Governance. Proceedings of the Metropolitan Governance Research Partnerships Workshop, 26-27 June 1997, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Part II: Strategic Training for Decentralized and Developmental Governance. Proceedings of the UNCRD Consultative Meeting, 11-12 December 1996, Nagoya, Japan, edited by Josefa S. Edralin, 71-80. UNCRD Proceedings Series, No. 27. Nagoya, Japan: United Nations Centre for Regional Development, 1998.
World Bank Bangladesh. Taming Leviathan: Reforming Governance in Bangladesh. Dhaka: World Bank, 2002. http://www.lcgbangladesh.org/Governance/reports/2002-WB-Taming%20Leviathan.doc.
Khan, M.M. Administrative Reforms in Bangladesh. New Delhi: South Asian, 1997.
Khan, M.M. et al. "Ethics and Public Service in Bangladesh." Indian Journal of Public Administration 41(3) 1995: 592-608.
Lewis, D.J. Corruption in Bangladesh: Discourse, Judgments and Modalities. CDS Occasional Paper No 5. Bath: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath, 1996.
Siddiqui, K. "On Combating Corruption." In Towards Good Governance in Bangladesh,by K. Siddiqui, 22-26. Dhaka: UPL, 1996.
World Bank. Bangladesh: Government That Works: Reforming the Public Sector. Dhaka: UPL, 1996.
Zafarullah, Habib. "Local Government Reform and Accountability in Bangladesh" Regional Development Dialogue 18 (2) (Autumn 1997): 37-56.
Addressing Sources of Conflict: Economic Inequality
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and UNDP. Fighting Human Poverty: Bangladesh Human Development Report 2001. An Overview of the Study Prepared for the Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, with Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Dhaka: BIDS, 2000.
Costa, Thomas. Beyond Empowerment: Changing Power Relations in Rural Bangladesh. Dhaka: Coimmunity Development Library, 1999.
Hossain, M. Ashraf. "Grass-Roots Participatory Training for Poverty Alleviation: The Grameen Approach" Regional Development Dialogue 22 (1) (Spring 2001): 123-136.
Hossain, Najmul, E-Commerce in Bangladesh: Status, Potential and Constraints Country Report No. 31. Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector, University of Maryland, January 2000.
Hossain Zillur Rahman. "Bangladesh: Dynamics of Rural Poverty." Land 6 (4)(1999)
Khan, Zarina Rahman. "Decentralized Planning and Financing of Rural Development in Bangladesh" Regional Development Dialogue 20 (2) (Autumn 1999): 43-57.
Rahman, Aminur. Women and Microcredit in Rural Bangladesh: An Anthropological Study of Grameen Bank Lending. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1999.
O'Reilly, Siobhan. The Contribution of Community Development to Peacebuilding: World Vision's Area Development Programmes. UK: World Vision UK, 1998. http://www.worldvision.org.uk/upload/pdf/contribution_of_community_to_peacebuilding.pdf (pdf file).
Immigration and Refugee Board, Government of Canada.
Bangladesh: State Protection. Immigration and Refugee Board.
Ottawa, Canada: 1998
Addressing Sources of Conflict: Land Disputes and Environmental Issues
Ahmed, A.U. "Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater: A Great Environmental Disaster in Bangladesh." Asia Pacific Journal of Environment and Development 5(2)(1998):
Behera, Ajay Darshan. "Insurgency in the Bangladesh Hills: Chakmas' Search for Autonomy." Strategic Analysis, 19 (7) (October 1996): 985-1005.
Centre for Policy Dialogue. Policy Brief on "Land Administration" CPD Task Force Report. Election 2001: National Policy Forum, August 20-22, 2001, Dhaka. http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/APCITY/UNPAN006188.pdf (pdf file).
Chowdhury, Sarwat, and Rashid Faruqee. Bangladesh: Climate Change & Sustainable Development. REPORT NO. 21104 BD. Dhaka: South Asia Rural Development Team, The World Bank, October 10, 2000.
Faruqee, Rashid. Bangladesh Study of Land Issues. Dhaka: South Asia Rural Development (SASRD), World Bank Dhaka Office, January 19, 2000.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN. "Bangladesh." In The State of Food and Agriculture 1997. Rome: FAO, 1997. http://www.fao.org/docrep/w5800e/w5800e08.htm#E36E10.
Gaan, Narottam. Environmental Degradation and Inter-State Conflict: The Case of Bangladesh-India. Colorado Springs, CO: International Academic Publishers, 2000.
Iqbal A. 1997. The State of Land, Water and Plant Nutrition Resources in Bangladesh. Country Paper presented at the Regional Workshop on Land Vulnerability Assessment for Food Security using Agroecological Zoning/Land Resources Information System. FAO, RAP. Bangkok, Thailand, 3-8 November 1997.
Odhikar. Murder, Mayhem, Land and the State: A Presentation on Land Disputes Involving Bangalis and Tribals in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Odhikar, 2001.
Rashiduzzaman, M. "Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord: Institutional Features and Strategic Concerns." Asian Survey, 38 (7) (July 1998): 553-570.
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