Assessing the Need for a Unified Adjudication Framework for Consumer Protection, Food Safety and Drugs: Perspective Bangladesh

  • Ahmad Rajib chowdhury and Homaira Nowshin Urmi
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  • Ahmad Rajib Chowdhury

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Premier University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

  • Homaira Nowshin Urmi

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Premier University, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Consumers play and important role in the economic chain absorbing the supplies of goods, foods, medicine, service etc. from the suppliers. In this welfare State mechanism, almost all the countries of the world had already enacted legislations for the protection of consumers. Consumer protection includes inter alia, protection relating to the rights of the consumers, food and drugs safety issues, service-related matters. In Bangladesh, we have separate laws and separate adjudication frameworks for consumer protection, food safety and Drugs. It is to be mentioned here that not all of the legislations relating to the matters mentioned above are not in execution in the fullest sense. Separate mechanisms, overriding and concurrent jurisdictions, access to justice mechanism etc, vary in those legislations indicating imbalances and inconsistencies within same subject matters. Hence, we are in need indeed of a combined and unified adjudication framework regarding consumer protection, food safety and drugs in Bangladesh. This article focuses on the need for such unified framework after finding out the loopholes in the frameworks in current legislations thereto. This article also tends to provide a suitable model of such framework.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 693 - 704


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