15 November, 2016

Metropolitan Sessions Judges Receive Training on Case Management in Dhaka

Last Updated: 15 November 2016

 

On November 09, 2016, USAID’s Justice for All Program (JFA) and the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judgeship jointly organized a training in Dhaka on Case Management: Tools and Techniques into Practice. Sixteen judicial officers from Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judgeship participated in the training, while Mr. Md. Kamrul Hossain Mollah, Metropolitan Sessions Judge of Dhaka, facilitated the training. 

With a power-point presentation, Mr. Md. Kamrul Hossain Mollah, Metropolitan Sessions Judge of Dhaka, trained the judicial officers on Case Management. Mr. Hossain said, “Bangladeshi judges are overburdened with a huge case backlog. These tools and techniques are important and useful in Bangladesh as judges are dealing with cases with very limited resources”

By participating in the training, judicial officers shared their views about Case management and how this tools and techniques would be beneficial to their courts. Joint Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mr. Nittyanando Sarker, who participated Judiciary-Wide Induction Program in Singapore in October 2016 sponsored by USAID’s JFA Program, shared his Singapore experience with participants. He commented that, “Case management tools and techniques will assist courts to identify areas of court performance, develop innovative ways to address issues, improve transparency and clarity, and reduce backlog.” He also suggested that Bangladesh would become a member of the International Framework for Court Excellence. Joint Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mr. Masud Parvez said, “I have learned new techniques of criminal case management from this training and it will help me to better manage and classify pending cases.”

Metropolitan Sessions Judge of Dhaka, Mr. Md. Kamrul Hossain Mollah, thanked all participants for their continued dedication. He expressed his hope that USAID’s JFA will organize further trainings for Judges.

The training is one of many events scheduled under Objective 2 of USAID’s JFA Program in an effort to ‘Implement the International Framework for Court Excellence’ in Bangladeshi courts designed to increase judicial self-governance to better serve the people.