Obaidul Hasan becomes 24th Chief Justice of Bangladesh Chief Justice
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Obaidul Hasan becomes 24th Chief Justice of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 Sep 2023, 02:31 pm

Dhaka, Sept 13: Appellate Division Justice Obaidul Hasan has been appointed as the 24th Chief Justice of the country. This information was shared on Tuesday in a notification signed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Md. Golam Sarwar by order of the President.

It says, 'By virtue of Article 95(1) of the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, His Excellency the President has appointed Justice Obaidul Hasan of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh as the Chief Justice of Bangladesh.' '

Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique is retiring on September 25. But as the Supreme Court was on vacation at that time, August 31 was the last working day of his judicial career.

Justice Obaidul Hasan was born on January 11, 1959 in a Muslim family in Mohanganj of Netrakona district. His father Dr. Akhlaqul Hossain Ahmed was one of the organizers of the liberation war.

Justice Obaidul Hasan obtained his BSS, MSS and LLB degrees from Dhaka University and was admitted to the District Bar in 1986. In 1988, he was enrolled as a lawyer in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and in 2005 as a lawyer in the Appellate Division.

He served as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General for five years from 1996-2001. He joined the High Court Division as an Additional Judge on 30 June 2009 and was appointed as a Permanent Judge in the same Division on 6 June 2011.

He joined the International Criminal Tribunal-II on March 25, 2012 as a member of the International Criminal Tribunal-II formed to prosecute those involved in crimes against humanity committed during the Liberation War and was appointed as the chairman of this tribunal on December 13, 2012 and served until September 15, 2015. During his tenure at International Criminal Tribunal-II, judgments were delivered in 11 cases. He was appointed as a judge in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on September 3, 2020.

He has authored two books named 'Pictures of Indescribable Cruelty: Intellectual Murders of Seventies and Others' and 'Bangabandhu Bangladesh: Story of a War Child and Others'.