Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain yesterday said friendly relations among the three organs of the state -- legislative, executive, and judiciary -- are essential for strengthening and flourishing of democracy and the rule of law.
There is no alternative to coordination of the three branches for the greater interest of the nation, in making economic progress or for continuation of overall development, he said.
He made the remarks while speaking as chief guest at the 33th annual conference of Bangladesh Ain Samity at Science Annex Bhaban of Dhaka University.
Terming the judges and lawyers “social engineers”, Justice Hossain said the efficiency and quality of the judiciary is the ultimate yardstick of a government's success.
He said the roles of judges, lawyers, teachers and students of law, human rights groups, civil society, and volunteer organisations are very important in establishing the rule of law and protecting fundamental rights of the people.
The members of Bangladesh Ain Samity are proving themselves in national and international arenas through their professional excellence, he said, adding that they have played a vital role in building the country and its overall progress.
Justice Mirza Hussain Haider, a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, urged the lawyers to conduct research and give good interpretations of laws before judges so that the court can deliver good judgements.
AIN SAMITY's NEW LEADERS
After the discussion, Bangladesh Ain Samity declared its 49-member new committee with advocate AKM Afzal Ul-Munir as president and Superintendent of Police Mohammad Mahfuzur Rahman Al-Mamun as general secretary for 2019.
DU Vice Chancellor Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain's wife Samina Khaleque, Bangladesh Ain Samity's outgoing president advocate Md Kamruzzaman Ansari and its outgoing general secretary Shahidul Islam Faruk, among others, spoke at the programme.