President, Bangladesh Women Judges Association visits BIAC on 27 January 2020

Ms. Tanjina Ismail, President, Bangladesh Women Judges Association (BWJA) and Senior District & Sessions Judge paid a visit to the BIAC Secretariat on 27 January 2020 in the afternoon. Welcoming her to its new premises, Director of BIAC Mr. M A Akmall Hossain Azad said that as Bangladesh Women Judges Association (BWJA) aims to promote human rights with special focus on gender parity and access to justice, BIAC is eager to work together with BWJA with a view to integrating Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process with our judicial system. He said that in our system justice seekers struggle with numerous economic, social and institutional barriers in accessing to judicial system and widening access to justice depends upon extending some facilities to the litigants and empowering them to overcome those barriers. Given our judiciary over burdened with case dockets, ADR can help litigants achieve justice expeditiously and in a cost effective manner. With this end in view, he offered training and outreach facilities of BIAC for members of BWJA. President, BWJA went round different sections of BIAC and expressed satisfaction seeing unique facilities of arbitration, mediation, training and conferences. She stressed the need of appreciation and application of ADR norms by the legal community as well as the judges to help mitigate the sufferings of the litigants. Ms. Tanjina Ismail also said that BWJA will work out a plan for arranging joint training programmes with BIAC on ADR for lady judges of the civil judiciary. Ms. Mahbuba Rahman Runa, General Manager and Ms. Rubaiya Ehsan Karishma, Counsel of BIAC were present during the visit.