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Md Rizwanul Islam

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association (BNWLA), represented by its Executive Director, Ms Salma Ali v Government of Bangladesh and ors, Writ jurisdiction, Writ Petition No 5916 of 2008, (2009) 29 BLD (HCD) 415, ILDC 3088 (BD 2009), 14th May 2009, Bangladesh; Supreme Court; High Court Division

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Whether fundamental rights enshrined in a domestic Constitution had to be interpreted in consonance with international conventions that did not contradict national law.

Whether, in the light of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, it was necessary for a domestic court to issue binding guidelines addressing sexual abuse and harassment of women and girls in workplaces and educational institutions.

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