United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Law and Justice Division of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs jointly launched the National Justice Coordination Committee (NJCC) with a vow to improve the justice service delivery in the country, Agencies report.
Law Minister Anisul Huq, as the chief guest, attended the occasion chaired by Law and Justice Division Secretary Abu Saleh Sheikh Mod Zahirul Haque.
NJCC is expected to create a significant impact on the justice system in Bangladesh.
The committee will provide oversight and act as an advisory body for the whole justice sector. It will also lead the sector’s strategic reform process.
Equitable access to justice for all citizens including women and vulnerable groups is a key priority for the government, which is also in line with the Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) of SDGs.
Anisul Huq said, “Justice Sector reform is crucial for improvement of justice service delivery in Bangladesh. There are many agencies in the justice sector but lack of coordination and cooperation among the agencies is hindering the delivery of justice efficiently. The NJCC will help to improve the case management and justice service delivery.”
The government, he said, considers that the establishment of the NJCC would contribute to the improved analysis of problems in the justice sector and ensure that resources are used as cost-effectively as possible.
Supreme Court Registrar General (In-Charge) Dr Md Zakir Hossain, Joint Secretary (opinion) of Law and Justice Division Umme Kulsum and UNDP Country Director Sudipto Mukherjee were among others spoke the program.