The role of subordinate judiciary in enforcing citizens' rights: Bangladesh perspective
by Md. Milan Hossain
International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (IJHRCS), Vol. 7, No. 2, 2020

Abstract: The onerous responsibility of the judiciary of a country is to protect citizens' rights enshrined in the constitution and general laws. Bangladesh Judiciary either higher judiciary or subordinate judiciary (lower judiciary) is also discharging its onerous responsibility enshrined in the constitution and under ordinary statutory laws in protecting citizens' rights. Bangladesh Judiciary especially magistrate courts were separated from the executive on 1st November 2007 and all other courts including Supreme Court and civil courts were separate and independent from the beginning of the birth of Bangladesh. In this paper, the researcher examines the role of the lower judiciary in enforcing and protecting citizens' rights in the period (2008-2016) where it is revealed that lower judiciary has played very positive role in the said period; it is also found that the disposal rate in judicial magistrate courts was increased in comparing with period of (1972-2007) but it was lesser than filing new cases in the period of (2008-2016).

Online publication date: Tue, 23-Jun-2020

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