Mohammad Abdur Rashid appointed member of the PCA

Former Judge of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Justice Mohammad Abdur Rashid has been appointed a Member of the Court of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the Hague, the Netherlands from 27 January 2020. The PCA is an intergovernmental organization with 122 contracting parties including Bangladesh.

Mr. Rashid had enrolled at the Mymensingh District Bar in 1969 and then in 1976 at the Supreme Court Bar Association, Bangladesh. He was a former Judge of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh (1999-2009); Chairman of the Bangladesh Law Commission (2009-October 2010); Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Bangladesh Cricket Board (2013-2018). He has conducted many arbitrations since and is author of various publications.

BIAC recently invited him to have a discussion about the Arbitration scene in Bangladesh. BIAC CEO, Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali started conversations by welcoming Mr. Rashid followed by a presentation on BIAC activities by BIAC Director Akmall Azad. Mr. Rashid has graciously shared his experience with the team and has expressed his opinion that Arbitration needs to be institutionalized to be effective in our country. Around the world the Arbitration is done by institutions instead of individuals. We can learn from the model in Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Mr. Rashid has been advocating for institutional ADR throughout his career and has been a keen learner about arbitration skills and techniques. BIAC is delighted to have him as a well-wisher and seeks his guidance in taking ADR forward in Bangladesh.