Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, who is carrying out responsibilities of the chief justice, today said establishing rule of law is a precondition for a democratic state and for that an environment of unlimited respect to the judiciary has to be ensured.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the certificate distribution ceremony organised by Bangladesh Bar Council at the Officers’ Club in Dhaka this noon.
“Where the rule of law falls there autocracy rises,” Justice Wahhab Miah said, adding that as per the constitution, the responsibility of establishing rule of law has been bestowed on the Supreme Court and the role of the Bar Council is equally important in this regard.
He said a strong and cooperative Bar is undoubtedly the most effective friend of the Bench.
“Bar trains a Justice who later becomes a custodian of the temple of justice”, he said.
Justice Wahhab Miah said the judiciary still now enjoys an honour in the society and people resorts to court for justice.
Citizens from all strata go to court for dispute settlement and to get redress against authorities even the government for protecting their rights, he said.
Justice Wahhab said there is no alternative to information and communication technology for reform to case management and efficient service delivery.
He said the speed of work can be increased several folds and reached to the last person waiting for getting service by using information technology.
Justice Wahhab Miah said the Judiciary has already made some progress in digitalization of the Justice delivery system.
He said the government has already taken a mega project “e-Judiciary” for ensuring maximum use of information technology in the courts.
Coordinated efforts of lawyers and justice-seekers must be continued for implementation of e-judiciary, the justice said.
Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah said the lawyers and Social Engineers and Judges the Symbol of Justice. The Judges and lawyers will have to play pioneering role in establishing peace in the society by punishing the bad elements and protecting the good persons.
The relation between the lawyers and judges are like two feathers of a bird, two wheels of a vehicle, two arms, two eyes and two legs of a person. For ensuring justice both lawyers and Justices would have to work in unison which will speed up judicial administration and face the challenges in disposal of cases, he added.