Bangladesh’s first female justice goes into retirement
01:52 PM, July 06, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:59 PM, July 06, 2017

Bangladesh’s first female judge goes into retirement tomorrow

Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, the first female judge of Bangladesh, today said she has not failed in discharging her duties.

She is also the first female judge of the Appellate Division of Supreme Court and High Court.

“It is my complacency that I did not become inattentive, arbitrary or unjust in discharging my duties. If I had failed, around 400 women would not have become judges in the country,” she said while being accorded farewell at the court no. 1 of the Appellate Division of SC.

Justice Nazmun, who was elevated as a judge of the Appellate Division of SC on February 23, 2011, will retire tomorrow. However, today was her last day at office as Friday, a weekly holiday.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam and Supreme Court Bar Association President Advocate Zainul Abedin accorded the farewell to Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana and appreciated her outstanding performance as a judge.

Chief Justice SK Sinha, upper judges of the Appellate Division of SC, SC lawyers and law officers were also present at the farewell ceremony.

Justice Nazmun obtained B.Sc., LL.B, and enrolled as an advocate of the Mymensingh District Court in July 1972.

She joined the Judicial Service as a Munsif on December 20, 1975 and promoted as District and Sessions Judge on December 20, 1990, according to the official website of the apex court.  

On May 28, 2000, she was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court Division of SC and was appointed as Judge of the same Division on May 28, 2002.

Justice Nazmun is the founding president of Bangladesh Women Judges Association (BWJA). She is also an active member of International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) since its formation. She was selected as Secretary of IAWJ for 2 consecutive terms of 4 years.

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