Obaidul Hasan will take oath as the chief justice today

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President Md. Sahabuddin will administer the oath to the newly appointed Chief Justice today (September 26) at 11 a.m. in the Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban. The tenure of Chief Justice Hasan Faiz Siddiqui ended on September 25. He took the oath as the 23rd Chief Justice of the country on December 31, 2021.

chief Justice Obaidul Hasan was born on January 11, 1959, in a noble Muslim family of Chaishashi (Hatnaya) village under Mohanganj Thana of Netrakona district. His father’s name is Akhlakul Hossain Ahmed, and his mother’s name is Begum Hossain Ara Hossain. His father, Akhlaqul Hossain Ahmed, was one of the organizers of the liberation war. He actively participated in the drafting of the constitution of Bangladesh after independence as a member of the Constituent Assembly and signed the constitution adopted by the Constituent Assembly.

chief Justice Obaidul Hasan’s wife, Nafisa Banu, is currently serving as a member (finance) of the Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority Board of Directors. Their son is Barrister Ahmed Shafkat Hasan. He holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Durham.

Senior Appellate Judge Obaidul Hasan joined the District Bar Committee after obtaining BSS (Hons.), MSS (Economics), and LLB degrees from Dhaka University as a lawyer in 1986. He was enrolled as a lawyer in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 1988 and as a lawyer in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2005.

He served as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General for 5 years during the period 1996–2001. He joined the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh as an Additional Judge on June 30, 2009, and was appointed as a Permanent Judge in the same division on June 6, 2011.

He joined the International Criminal Tribunal-II on March 25, 2012, as a member of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Trial of Organized Crimes Against Humanity during the Liberation War. He was appointed Chairman of the Tribunal on December 13, 2012, and served until September 15, 2015. On September 3, 2020, he was appointed as a judge in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

Before becoming a judge, Obaidul Hasan gained wide recognition as an accomplished litigator on civil, criminal, and constitutional matters. He served as a part-time teacher at Dhanmondi Law College for a long time.

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