Appellate Division

Millions in backlog cases

We appreciate the comments made by Law Minister Anisul Huq recently that a high-powered committee will be set up to expedite the disposal of some 3.4 million cases stuck in the pipeline. We understand this committee will help investigators produce witnesses and complete investigations at shortened periods of time.

May 24, 2022
May 24, 2022

Haji Salim challenges HC’s 10-year jail sentence

Awami League lawmaker Haji Mohammad Salim has submitted an appeal to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, challenging the High Court verdict that upheld his conviction and 10 years' jail sentence in a corruption case.

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

Millions in backlog cases

We appreciate the comments made by Law Minister Anisul Huq recently that a high-powered committee will be set up to expedite the disposal of some 3.4 million cases stuck in the pipeline. We understand this committee will help investigators produce witnesses and complete investigations at shortened periods of time.

June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018

4 judges, 16,000 cases

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has been facing an acute shortage of judges as no new judges have been appointed to the court for more than two years despite the retirement, resignation and death of some judges.

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

War crimes appeals stuck for 17 months

The Supreme Court did not hear any of 20 war crimes-related appeals filed with its Appellate Division after disposing of the appeal of

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

SC scraps Nizami’s review plea, upholds death

Supreme Court upholds death penalty awarded to war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for his wartime crimes, dismissing his review plea against the gallows.

April 10, 2016
April 10, 2016

Nizami’s review plea hearing defers till May 3

The Supreme Court defers till May 3 hearing on the review petition filed by convicted war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami.

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

DMP info collection: SC wants decision on legality by May 31

Supreme Court asks High Court to give its decision by May 31 on a ruling over the legality of collecting information from the tenants by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

Death penalty of JMB man commuted

Supreme Court commutes the death sentence of a member of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to jail until death for the bomb attack on Sylhet judge in 2005.

March 6, 2016
March 6, 2016

Qamrul for rehearing of appeal

The appeal in Mir Quasem Ali's case should be reheard by a reconstituted Appellate Division bench of the Supreme Court, keeping the

February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016

War crimes: Mir Quasem’s appeal verdict Mar 8

Supreme Court concludes hearing and sets March 8 for delivering verdict on appeal filed by convicted war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem challenging his death penalty. Prosecution prays court to uphold death for Quasem, while defense seeks acquittal in conclusion hearing.