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News Analysis
Judges' Impeachment

Can prisoners of parties do that?

An institution willing to hold other independent organs accountable for their functions must enjoy unqualified independence. This means a subservient body can in no way hold an independent institution accountable. The government's sudden move to restore the Jatiya Sangsad's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges on grounds of misconduct has triggered the crucial question of whether MPs who constitute parliament enjoy unqualified independence to hold judges accountable. To arrive at an answer, let us discuss the constitutional provision relating to how...

SC panel formed to hear Kamaruzzaman plea

SC panel formed to hear Kamaruzzaman plea

Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain has constituted a four-member bench of the Appellate Division, excluding himself, to hear the appeal filed by Jamaat leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman challenging the death penalty awarded to him for his wartime offences. The bench members are: Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, Justice M Imman Ali...

Let an ex-CJ probe Narayanganj killings: BNP

Let an ex-CJ probe Narayanganj killings: BNP

BNP today urged the government to form a three-member team led by a former chief justice to probe the gruesome abduction and killing of seven persons in Narayanganj. The two other members of the team should be a former cabinet secretary and a human rights activist, said BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam...

Women must fight to establish rights

Women themselves must fight to establish their rights, said former chief justice ABM Khairul Haque yesterday. “No one will give you [women] your rights unless you try to establish it yourselves,” he said at a views-exchange meeting in the capital's Cirdap auditorium. Khairul Haque said women had to be bold and come forward and then everybody would stand by them. Bangladesh Mahila Parishad organised the meeting to hear opinions of justices, administrators, lawyers, and other professionals on oppression of women. Khairul Haque, also...

Fire the minister

Supreme Court Bar Association leaders yesterday demanded that the prime minister immediately fire the minister who called a High Court judge to influence the outcome of a case. Addressing a press conference at the SCBA auditorium, they urged the chief justice to instruct the Supreme Court registrar to file two cases against the minister concerned in connection with the criminal offence related to the phone call and contempt of court. According to the statement of the case in question, Barendra International...

Lawyers to observe work abstention tomorrow

Lawyers across the country will observe work abstention tomorrow protesting Sunday's attacks on pro-BNP lawyers on Supreme Court compound

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