Modern law, traditional ‘Salish’ and civil society activism in Bangladesh

Habibul Haque Khondker Zayed University

Abstract One of the challenges of modernisation in Bangladesh is played out in the confrontation between the institutionalisation of modern law and the practice of traditional arbitration, known as Salish. Often this traditional, informal or semi-formal adjudication process which survives in the rural society deals with issues related to social and cultural norms and practices.

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