Fundamental rights for every child must be ensured: Justice Wahhab
Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, who is performing functions of the chief justice, today said fundamental rights for every child must be ensured.
“We must bear in mind that the children who are living on road having no families are our children too and they need urgent inspiration and utmost care. The conditions they live in and the threats they face should drive us to work for them with urgency. If we succeed fulfilling their dreams, they will create a better world in the future,” he said.
Justice Wahhab Miah was speaking at a function organised on the occasion of extending the existing memorandum of understanding between the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and UNICEF Bangladesh to strengthen child court for ensuring the best interest of children at the Judges’ Lounge of the SC this afternoon.
Justice Muhammad Imman Ali, a judge of the Appellate Division of the SC, and chairman of the Supreme Court special committee for child rights, Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif, a judge of the High Court Division of the SC, and member of the Supreme Court special committee for child rights, Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Bangladesh representative, and MdZakir Hossain, acting registrar general of the SC, also spoke to the occasion.
Edouard Beigbeder and Zakir Hossain signed the extension of the MOU on behalf of UNICEF and the SC respectively. Judges of both the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the SC and high officials of the law ministry and SC were present at the occasion.