TALKING ABOUT RAPE: 10 Telling Quotes from Reported Judgments

Author: Taqbir Huda

Published by BLAST (Bangladesh Legal Aid Services and Trust)

This booklet compiles ten quotations from judgments of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in appeals relating to cases filed under section 9 of the Nari O Shishu Nirjatan Daman Ain 2000 (Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000).

All of these are publicly available and have been reported in three leading law reports, namely the Dhaka Law Reports (DLR), Bangladesh Legal Decisions (BLD) and Bangladesh Law Chronicles (BLC).

This booklet aims to offer a quick insight into prevailing perceptions on rape and highlight the language used by courts. These ten quotes are sourced not only from cases where the court overturned rape convictions on appeal (finding the rape complainant to be unreliable) but also cases where it upheld rape convictions.

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