There is no separate secretariat for the judiciary in any country in the world, so the idea of having one in Bangladesh is unrealistic, Law Minister Anisul Huq said yesterday.
He made the remark in response to a demand for such an institution recently made by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).
Speaking to reporters at the Judicial Administration Training Institute yesterday, the law minister said: “I believe the existing system is working fine for the judiciary. So, the idea of a separate secretariat for the judiciary is unrealistic in the current context.”
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Responding to a question regarding the 16th Amendment review hearing, he said: “This is a sub judice matter, I do not want to comment on it any further.”
Regarding the code of conduct for judges of lower judiciary, the law minister said: “Article 116 of the constitution empowers the president to determine the code of conduct of the judges of the lower judiciary. The Appellate Division has already express satisfaction with the gazette notification. We [the government] prepared the codes in an acceptable manner for everyone.”
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune