BANGLADESH INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION CENTRE
The Institution for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Secretary of the Bangladesh Bar Council and Senior District & Sessions Judge Mr. Md. Rafiqul Islam visited Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) Secretariat on 06 November 2019 in the forenoon. Chief Executive Officer of BIAC Mr. Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali welcomed him at the new premises of BIAC at the Unique Heights, 117 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in the city. In a discussion session Mr. Ali briefed the Bar Council Secretary about the activities of BIAC, the country’s only Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) institution. He said that BIAC is trying hard to facilitate resolution of commercial disputes through ADR in the country. He also said that through its training and outreach programmes BIAC is trying to raise a human resource base in order to embed best practices of internationally recognised ADR methods with a view to easing business and attracting more Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country for overall development of the economy. He requested the Secretary, Bangladesh Bar Council to incorporate ADR Module in the syllabus of written examination to admit persons as Advocates on its roll. The Secretary took keen interest in the activities of BIAC and hoped that both BIAC and the Bar Council will work together for pioneering ADR methods for expeditious disposal of civil disputes outside of the courts which are already overburdened with under-trial pending cases. A presentation on the emergence, activities and achievements of BIAC was delivered by Mr. M A Akmall Hossain Azad, Director, BIAC. General Manager of BIAC Ms. Mahbuba Rahman Runa was also present. Later the Bar Council Secretary went round different sections of BIAC and saw its facilities. He was accompanied by Ms. Eid-Ul-Jannat, Assistant Director.