Title: Backlog of cases - civil and criminal justice: a comparative study, Bangladesh perspective

Authors: Md. Milan Hossain

Addresses: Department of Law, Britannia University, Paduar Bazar, Bishwa Road, Cumilla-3500, Bangladesh

Abstract: The Judiciary was separated on 1 November 2017 and more than ten years have already gone but no impact of its former separation upon reducing the backlogs in either civil or criminal justice has fallen, rather the backlogs have been increased in each year in both cases. This paper has investigated comparatively upon the backlog of cases in civil and criminal justice from 2008 to 2016 (particularly judiciary post separation regime) and its impact upon the judiciary. It has also tried to find out the problems behind the backlogs in both systems and focused upon the challenges in reducing backlogs and ensuring civil and criminal justice. Lastly, this article has given a possible solution to reduce the backlogs from civil and criminal justice. In the study, it is found that the number of backlogs is more in civil justice than criminal justice due to many reasons and the people's confidence upon the judiciary is questionable due to the culture of absence of justice.

Keywords: judiciary; backlogs; civil justice; criminal justice; Bangladesh.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2019.097967

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2019 Vol.6 No.3, pp.214 - 226

Received: 09 Aug 2018
Accepted: 11 Aug 2018

Published online: 15 Feb 2019 *

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