1st Edition

The Rule of Law in Developing Countries The Case of Bangladesh

Edited By Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky Copyright 2018
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Bangladesh, one of the most densely populated countries in the world and second in South Asia, is known for its natural disasters, floods and political violence. However, the country plans to become a middle-income country by 2020 due to rapid economic growth led by strong and vibrant garments and pharmaceutical sectors. A developing country, Bangladesh cannot reach its true potential if there is a weak legal system and the executive have no regard for the rule of law.

    This book discusses and analyses the legal system of Bangladesh. It studies the various weaknesses and whether the judiciary of the country is really independent. International experts, scholars and lawyers with significant experience of working in Bangladesh and at international agencies and universities examine the role of the judiciary in maintaining the rule of law in the country and the critical role it can play in strengthening democracy. The chapters show the various roles played by the judiciary in promoting its independence and thereby strengthening democracy in the country.

    The first book to analyse the role of the judiciary and the various weaknesses in the legal system of Bangladesh, it is a relevant case study in the context of developing countries. The problems found in the legal system of Bangladesh prevail in most of the developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The book will be of interest to academics in the field of development studies, South Asian Studies and Asian Law.

    Introduction, Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky 1. Rule of Law in Bangladesh: The Good, Bad and the Ugly?, Ridwanul Haque 2. The Judicial Appointment Process in Bangladesh: Transparency versus Accountability, Imran A. Siddiq 3. Scandalising the Court and the Law on Contempt, Ehsan A. Siddiq 4. The International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh: An Analysis, Toby Cadman,Carl Buckley and Pilar Lovelle Moraleda Conclusion, Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky


    Chowdhury Ishrak Ahmed Siddiky is a Barrister and holds a PhD in Energy Law. He practices before the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor and Head of the LLM Program at the University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh.