On completion of 7 years since the publication of the first appearance of the book, ‘Public Interest Litigation’ by ASK, the third edition of the book was published in June 2010. It is basically a public interest litigation related law book but even a general reader can get to know a lot from this book. This is because public interest litigation is a new way to seek fair justice for the powerless. The matter is new for Bangladesh. The first chapter of the book refers to the early days of public interest litigation and highlights the ongoing developments of the concept. This chapter would be most suitable for those who have began to take interest in public interest litigation. The book contains various important interviews which have remarkably attracted the contemporary thinkers. These interviews reflect what future has in stock for public interest litigation. The invited writers who have contributed to the chapters of this book provided huge amount of important learning materials for all.
The exclusive feature of this book includes the fact that it contains the speeches of those who have been directly affected by public interest litigation. Those who are the subjects of public interest litigation, what are their say? What are their concerns and demands? The aggrieved people fromTangail(FAP–20 project) disaster, Chittagong Hill Tracts, eviction of sex workers in Tanbazar and Dhaka slum eviction have provided their important statements for this book. The case review chapter in the third edition of this book contains various important PIL cases from 2005-after. The last part of the book provides for a list of PIL cases filed by different institutions till 2009.
The book can be found in the office of Ain O Shalish Kendra (ASK). 7/17, Block-B, Lalmatia, Dhaka. The book can also be found at the shops called Papyrus, Pathak Shomabesh, Tokkhoshila of Aziz Supermarket and Book Syndicate of New Market.
Public Interest Litigation
Publisher- Ain O Shalish Kendra (ASK)
7/17, Block-B, Lalmatia, Dhaka
First edition: June 2003
Second edition: December 2005
Third edition: June 2010
Price: Tk. 250/=