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Anisul stresses importance of ADR for easing case backlog

GreenWatch Desk Nation 2022-03-06, 6:53pm

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Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today laid emphasis on alternative dispute resolution  (ADR) system to ease existing backlog of cases.

"We have to encourage justice seekers and lawyers to use this method," he said.

The minister said this while addressing virtually the inaugural function of 23rd special training course for government pleaders (GPs) and Public Prosecutors (PPs) organized by Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI).

"Judiciary consists of judges, GPs, PPs, lawyers, court employees and other judicial officers. So GPs and PPs have important role in establishing rule of law in both civil and criminal matters as the stakeholders of the judiciary," Anisul added.

Indicating towards allegations of wasting courts' time by GPs and PPs, the law minister further said as government law officers you all must follow all the directions regarding time management of the court.

"You (GPs and PPs) have to remain aware about producing witnesses on time and examining them on the due date. No lethargy and dilly-dallying desirable here. You have to keep in mind that you have been appointed to move cases for the state. It would be unfortunate if state interest is not protected by you or justice seekers deprive of fairness because of you,"  Anisul also said.

Presided over by JATI Director General Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, the virtual function was addressed by Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwer and JATI Director Golam Kibria, among others.