By: Bama Djokonugroho (Senior Associate) & Yasser Mandela (Junior Associate)

As 2017 gets underway, we would like to give a gentle reminder that the International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels (“IGF Code”), which was adopted on 11 June 2015 by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization, came into effect internationally on 1 January 2017.

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The Past and Future of Feminism Gender Bias

Let's start with some statistics. The United Nations Human Development Report 2004 estimated that when both paid employment and unpaid household tasks are accounted for, on average women work more than men. In rural areas of selected developing countries performed an average 20% more work than men, or an additional 102minutes per day. In the OECD countries surveyed, on average women performed 5% more than men, or 20 minutes per day. At the UN's Pan Pacific Southeast Asia Women's  Association 21st International  Conference in 2001 it was stated that 'in the world as a whole, women comprise 51% of the population, do 66% of the work, receive 10% of the income and own less than 1 % of the property'. Yes, less than one percent!! Does it sound okay to you? Feminist movements or feminism for centuries attempted and still attempting to put a balance to this unhappy statistics and claimed that laws/legal provisions, along with other issues, have contributed to these discriminations.

Read more: The Past and Future of Feminism & Gender Bias in Bangladesh


In June 2016[1]. The Apex Court confirmed that abuse of Sections 54 and 167 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) 1898, dealing with arrest on suspicion and subsequent remand, were inconsistent with the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The Appellate Court confirmed the directions issued by the High Court in 2004 and declared that in the full judgment it will issue specific guidelines for the Police for exercising its powers under S. 54 and 167 of the CrPC.

Read more: Policing the Police - A Judicial Intervention in Bangladesh


By: Tracy S. Smith

It has been about a month since the Pokémon Go App was launched and it has become hard to ignore the popularity of the game (even if you want to). Groups of players, also known as “trainers”, can be found lingering around in public, quasi-public, and private areas in an effort to catch Pokémon, battle at a “gym”, or reap rewards at a local Pokéstop.

Read more: What to Know if Chasing a Pokémon… or if you Want to Catch a Pokémon-Chaser in Your Yard


On 22 June 2016, the Government of Indonesia issued Government Regulation No. 24 of 2016 (“GR No. 24/2016”), amending and improving Government Regulation No. 37 of 1998 concerning Land Deed Officials (Pejabat Pembuat Akta Tanah or commonly known as “PPAT”) (“GR No. 37/1998”). GR No. 24/2016 came into effect on 27 June 2016.

The promulgation of GR No. 24/2016 is intended to support the deregulation of land policy and accelerate the implementation of Indonesia's Economic Stimulus Packages. The following are key changes to GR No. 37/1998, among others

Read more: Salient Regulatory Changes on Land Deed Officials