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“All Citizens are Equal before Law and are Entitled to Equal Protection of Law”-Article 27 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Issue No: 68
May 17 , 2008

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Human Rights Analysis
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Law lexicon

Court of original jurisdiction - A court where a matter is initiated and heard in the first instance; a trial court.

Court of record - A court in which the proceedings are recorded, transcribed, and maintained as permanent records.

Court reporter - A person who transcribes by shorthand or stenographically takes down testimony during court proceedings, a deposition, or other trial-related proceeding.

Court rules - Regulations governing practice and procedure in the various courts.

Creditor - A person to whom a debt is owed by another.

Crime - An act in violation of the penal laws of a state or the United States. A positive or negative act in violation of penal law.

Criminal justice system - The network of courts and tribunals which deal with criminal law and its enforcement.

Criminal insanity - Lack of mental capacity to do or abstain from doing a particular act; inability to distinguish right from wrong.

Criminal summons - An order commanding an accused to appear in court.

Cross-claim - A pleading which asserts a claim arising out of the same subject action as the original complaint against a co-party, i.e., one co-defendant cross claims against another co-defendant for contribution for any damages assessed against him.

Cross-examination - The questioning of a witness produced by the other side.

Cumulative sentences - Sentences for two or more crimes to run consecutively, rather than concurrently.


Source: Jurist International.


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