• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

ASIA

Bangladesh court ends MPs’ power to sack judges

The Supreme Court led by chief justice S.K. Sinha gave a provisional verdict last month ruling against the government.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has scrapped parliament’s power to sack top judges, in a landmark verdict that lawyers said Wednesday (2) bolstered the independence of the country’s judiciary. The country’s top court restored a military rule-era provision which allows only a Supreme Judicial Council, led by the chief justice, to remove judges found to have breached the judicial code of conduct. The full ruling released Tuesday (1) was quickly hailed by lawyers as a crucial safeguard for the freedom of the Muslim-majority nation’s secular judiciary. “The judgement declares the 16th amendment of the constitution as null and void. It means the highest…

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