This book explores the use of tort laws in Bangladesh, outlining critical studies and cases on key concepts such as nuisance, international torts, negligence, and liability.
Drawing from case studies in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and India, the volume comparatively analyses various aspects of tort law including its efficacy, issues of determination and monetary considerations. It scrutinizes academic literature and prominent cases such as Bangladesh Beverage Industries Ltd v Rowshan Akhter and Children Charity Bangladesh Foundation v Government of Bangladesh among others to examine the objective and use of tort law in Bangladesh. It also explores fundamental misconceptions related to the use of torts, protection of public and private rights, formalization of tort cases in courts, types of legal remedies for injuries, and more.
Lucid and topical, this book will be an essential read for scholars of law, tort law, constitutional law, civil and criminal law as well as for legal professionals especially those concerned with Bangladesh.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. List of Legal Cases. 1. Overview of Torts 2. The Development of Tort Law in Bangladesh 3. Nuisance 4. Intentional Torts 5. Negligence 6. Strict Liability. Index.
Sakif Alam is a former professor at the North South University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Carleton University, where he was a Deans’ List law student, ranked among the top 15 Oralists at the Osgoode Cup, graduated with High Honours, and received a Distinction in his master’s thesis. Apart from tort law, his areas of interest include intellectual property, international trade, and private international law. He’s interested in seeing an intergovernmental organization, similar to the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization, established to address compensatory issues related to victims of corporate misconduct, who often don’t receive any compensation from parent companies because of legal technicalities, such as forum non conveniens and lex loci delicti. In the near-future, however, Sakif wants to practice personal injury law in Ontario and continue to teach and pursue research in his areas of interest.