3 September, 2014

Khulna Court Judges Discuss Court Excellence

Last Updated: 3 September 2014



Mr. Harold Dampier speaks at the meeting

On August 27, 2014, the District Judge Court of Khulna and USAID’s Justice for All Program jointly organized an inception meeting on ‘Implementing the International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE)’ for judicial officers of the Khulna Judgeship. A total of 31 judges participated in the meeting, which was chaired by Mr. G. M. Salahuddin, District & Session Judge (Khulna). This meeting constitute the first district-level activity to use the IFCE for problem-solving to improve accessibility, efficiency, and transparency of court services.


Mr. G. M. Salahuddin shared his experience participating in the Workshop on Implementing IFCE organized for senior-level judges of subordinate courts in Dhaka last March and noted that the IFCE will provide judges with a great tool to reduce case backlogs in Bangladesh Courts. Mr. Md. Majibur Rahman, Additional District Judge (Khulna), introduced the IFCE and its importance, necessity, and benefits in the Bangladesh judiciary’s context and briefed the Khulna judicial officers on court leadership and management. Mr. Harold Dampier, JFA Legal Education Expert, provided his international perspective drawn from experience working with justice system reforms in many countries. Mr. Dampier discussed common problems and constraints facing judiciaries in almost every country and invited the Khulna judgeship to take the IFCE as a tool to make their court excellent.