Bangladesh Court Ends MPs’ Power to Sack Judges

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has scrapped par­lia­ment’s power to sack top judges, in a land­mark verdict that lawyers said Wed­nes­day bol­stered the in­de­pen­dence of the coun­try’s ju­di­ciary. The coun­try’s top court re­stored a mil­i­tary rule-era pro­vi­sion which al­lows only a Supreme Ju­di­cial Coun­cil, led by the chief jus­tice, to re­move judges found to have breached the ju­di­cial code of con­duct. The full rul­ing re­leased Tues­day was quickly hailed by lawyers as a cru­cial safe­guard for the free­dom of the Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity na­tion’s sec­u­lar ju­di­ciary. AFP

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