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Foreign training planned for all lower court judges

  • Published at 05:30 pm March 15th, 2019
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File photo of Law, Justice and parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq Dhaka Tribune

253 judges have already completed their training in Sydney, Australia

The present government—as part of its goal to establish a modern and strong judiciary—is arranging foreign training for all lower court judges, in phases.

“We have arranged the training, in phases, for all lower court judges at the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, India; and already, 315 judges have completed their training there,” Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said on Friday.

The minister said increasing the efficiency of the lower court judges is connected with the trial process and decreasing the delays in disposing cases.

Anisul furthered that the government, with its own funding, is sending 540 judges to Western Sydney University in Australia—for training—and already 253 judges have completed their training at the university.

“Thirty judges have received training in Japan, funded by JICA, and 20 judges have completed their training in China. Fourteen judges and prosecutors have been trained in the US,” he added.

The law minister said that besides providing training abroad, judges and court officials are also being trained in the country as well, adding, “a total of 2,838 judges, 135 government pleaders and public prosecutors, plus 193 court staff members have been trained at the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI) from 2014 to 2018.”

Meanwhile, ministry sources said 59 judges have been provided training on e-procurement, including by the present government.

“We will provide better training at home and abroad, to more judges—in phases—in the future,” the law minister said.

Anisul Huq said the present government, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is working relentlessly to establish a modern judiciary and justice system to decrease the suffering of justice-seekers; and that training judges is playing a major role in attaining that goal.