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Chairman  :
Justice A.B.M. Khairul Haque                                 

Former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice A.B.M Khairul Haque joined the  Law Commission as its Chairman on  July 24, 2013.   


01.      Name: A.B.M. KHAIRUL HAQUE

02.     Address: Law Commission Bangladesh, Judicial  Administration Training Institute, 15, College Road, Dhaka-1000. 


03.     Date of Birth: 18.05.1944


04.     Academic Qualification:

          a) LL.B from the University of Dhaka.. 1969

          b) Barrister at Law from the Honble Society of    

              Lincolns Inn, London ................. 1975


05.      Professional Experience:

          a) Enrolled as an Advocate by the  East Pakistan Bar  

              Council, Dhaka ........... 1970


          b) Enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court           

          Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh 1976


          c) Enrolled as an Advocate of the Appellate Division

            of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh ... 1982


06.       Judicial Experience:

           a) Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court

             Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh  April,  



          b) Confirmed as a Judge of the High Court Division 

           of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh .. April, 2000



          c) Elevated as a Judge of the Appellate     Division

            (Highest Court in Bangladesh) . 16th July, 2009


07.      Appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh .. 30th 

           September, 2010


08.     Retired as the Chief Justice ... 17th May, 2011


       While a Judge of the Appellate Division, was appointed as the Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission of Bangladesh, for the period from March 2010 to May 2011.

          Participated in a seminar on Children Law at Malta in 2009, also visited 3 (three) cities of Australia in 2010, to see the legal system there.

At present, working as the Chairman, Law Commission, Bangladesh, visited Law Commission of England and Wales in January, 2014. 





Justice A.T.M. Fazle Kabir

Law Commission

Former chairman of International Crimes Tribunal-1


He was born in 1947 at village Chamagram under Chapai-Nawabganj Sador Police station. He passed S.S.C and H.S.C in 1963 and 1965 respectively and obtained B.A. degree in 1967 from Rajshahi University. He took L.L.B degree from Dhaka University  and joined the Advocate's Bar of Chapai-Nawabganj in 1973. He qualified in the B.C.S (Judicial) Examination and joined in the Judicial Service as Munsif in 1975. He served as the Divisional Special Judge, Rajshahi and also served as District and Sessions Judge of Sirajganj, Gaibandha, Khulna and Dhaka with reputation. In 2002 he made a study tour in America and England and visited its Supreme Courts an well as some Subordinate Courts.  He was elevated as the Judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2003.


            While he was sitting Judge of the High Court Division, was appointed as the Judge of the International Crimes Tribunal in 2010. As a Judge of the Tribunal he visited Cambodia International Crimes Tribunal and International Criminal Court (ICC) along with other Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Lebanon situated at Hague, Netherlands in 2011. He served as the Chairman of both the war-crimes Tribunals and retired from the service on 01 January, 2014.


            He was appointed as a Member of Law Commission and at present working there Since 23 January, 2014. He also visited India, UAE, Thailand, Belgium, Sweden and Finland.       





Dr.M. Shah Alam   

Dr. M. Shah Alam, a professor of law at the University of Chittagong, and currently on deputation in Dhaka as a member of the Bangladesh Law Commission, received his primary education at his village school in Munshigonj. He received his secondary and higher secondary education at a local high school and Rajshahi Cadet college, and passed SSC and HSC examinations with distinction in 1968 and 1970 respectively. He briefly studied economics in the University of Dhaka when Bangladesh War of Liberation started, in which he participated actively. After the liberation, he went to former USSR on scholarship for higher studies. He studied there for ten years in Moscow Peoples Friendship University, obtaining graduation, post-graduation and Ph.D. degrees in law specializing in international law.   Upon completion of higher studies, Dr. Shah Alam joined Rajshahi University Faculty of Law as an assistant professor, where he served for ten years. In 1992 he joined the Chittagong University as an associate professor and as the founder Dean of the reorganized Faculty of Law and founder Chairman of the Department of Law. One of the pioneers of clinical legal education in Bangladesh, he introduced this particular method of legal education in the Chittagong University. In 1996 he became a full professor of law. During 1999-2000 he worked as a member of the Bangladesh Law Commission.   Dr. Alam has published four books on international law and constitutional law, and has edited for several years the Chittagong University Journal of Law. He has a good number of publications in reputed research journals at home and abroad. He was a Japan Foundation Fellow in 1995-96 at the Tokyo University Faculty of Law and a Senior Fulbright Fellow in 2001-2002 at the New York University School of Law. Occasionally, Dr. Alam writes for national dailies on current issues of law.    

For Contact: 


                Mobile: 01754209513

                email: shahaamcu50@gmail.com 





Who was who in Law Commission

1. Justice F K M A Munim              Chairman           from            08.08. 1996 to 31.12.1997 

   2. Justice Kemal Uddin Hossain                                                  02.03.1998 to 01.03.2001

3.          3. Justice A T M Afzal                                                                   01.08.2001 to 31.07.2004

4.         4.  Justice Mostafa Kamal                                                                06.12.204 to 05.12.2007

5.         5. Justice Md. Abdur Rashid                                                          21.04.2009 to 07.10.2010 

            6. Dr. Shah Alam                                         ....                        ....           24.10.2010 to 23.07.20136.  

   7.      7. Justice A.B.M. Khairul Haque     ....                        ....            24.08.2013 to  



Members of the Commission:

               1.       Justice Naimuddin Ahmed              from                       25.05.1996 to 26.06.2003

2.       Justice Amin-Ur-Rahman                                    23.09.1996 to  23.10.1998

3.       Dr. Shah Alam                                                          24.05.1999 to 14.06.2000

4.       Justice Bimalendu Bikash Roy Chowdhury            13.12.2000 to 15.07.2001

5.       Justice A K M Sadeq                                                   09.08.2001 to 08.08.2004

6.       Justice Sirajul Islam                                                     22.04.2004 to 09.03.2009

7.       Dr. M Enamul Huq      (Ex IG)                                    29.11.2004 to 28.11.2007

8.       Sunil Chandra Paul                                                    25.05.2009 to 09.01.2011

9.       Dr. Shah Alam                                                          24.06.2009- to ...



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