Chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Saturday suggested institution of an exclusive university for law, saying it was now a demand of time to develop law and justice sector.
‘I would like to urge educationists and jurists like Barrister Rafique-Ul Haque to establish a separate university for law. . . this will further enrich the standard of legal education and research in our country,’ he told a function held to mark the handing over of Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah Gold Medal-2017 for scholars at Ahsanullah Science and Technology University in Tejgaon.
Hossain said that those who would take on the task of founding a university for legal affairs studies would be greatly remembered by future jurists and legal practitioners for their contribution.
Prominent jurist Barrister Rafique-Ul Haque received the medal this year.
The chief justice lauded Haque’s outstanding contribution to the legal arena and services to society. He also said that Haque had contributed immensely in safeguarding the image of the judiciary, establishing rule of law and separating the judiciary from the executive.
‘He has given valuable opinions as amicus curiae in different important cases. His opinions were reflected in the verdicts of different important cases. Haque also played important roles in different national transition periods,’ Justice Hossain added.
The chief justice also thanked Ahsania Mission for awarding Barrister Haque.
Presided over by national professor Anisuzzaman, the function was also addressed by former chairman of National Board of Revenue Mohammad Abdul Mazid and former attorney general AF Hassan Ariff.
Ahsania Mission president Qazi Rafikul Alam handed over a crest, a cheque of Tk 2 lakh and books to Barrister Raque-Ul Haque.
Organisers launched the medal in 1986 and had awarded 26 people till now for their outstanding contributions in different sectors.
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