The Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) was established in 1993 dedicated to providing free legal services for the poor, with a Board of Trustees including eminent jurists, lawyers, professionals, and former judges of the Bangladesh Supreme Court.
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Public Interest Litigation
BLAST seeks to reach out to this section of society, raising their awareness and understanding of available rights, remedies and services, and seeking to ensure greater responsiveness to their needs from within the justice system.
Rape Law Reform Now
Despite increasing reports of rape in the media, conviction rates remain low and rapists continue to enjoy impunity. The vast majority of rape victims and survivors are thus precluded from seeking justice, including the discrimination inherent in the existing rape laws and their application.