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JUSTICE MD. KAMRUL ISLAM SIDDIQUE JUDGE, HIGH COURT DIVISION
Justice Md. Kamrul Islam Sidique was born on 30 May 1950 in Satkhira, Bangladesh. He obtained his B.A. (Hons) and M.A. in Economics from the University of Rajshahi. He also obtained his LL.B. degree from the same University. He started his judicial career as Munsif (Assistant Judge) on 26.12.1975. Serving in different tiers in Bangladesh Judicial Service, he was promoted as District and Sessions Judge on 22.04.1992. He served in the Ministry of Law as Assistant Secretary, Senior Assistant Secretary and Deputy Secretary. He also worked as Deputy Registrar and Registrar in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He visited Netherlands, India, Pakistan, UK, Switzerland, USA, USSR, Denmark, Sweden etc. in connection with different International Seminars, Symposiums, Training Programmes, Workshops, Conferences and Courses. Mr. Siddique was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 23.08.2004 and Judge of the same division on 23.08.2006.

JUSTICE MD. MAINUL ISLAM CHOWDHURY JUDGE, HIGH COURT DIVISION
Justice Md. Mainul Islam Chowdhury hails from Noakhali. He was born on 
07.04.1957. He obtained his B.A.(Hons) and M.A. in Philosophy from Dhaka 
University in 1978 and 1979 respectively. He also obtained his LL.B. degree from 
the same University in 1983. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the District Court, the High Court Division and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in the year 1984, 1986 and 2002 respectively. Mr. Chowdhury also obtained LL.B. (Hons) degree from The Anglia Polytechnic University, Essex, UK in 1991. Thereafter he completed Bar Course from The Council of Legal Education under the Bar Council of England and Wales and he received Barrister-at-Law certificate from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 24.11.1994. He practised in various courts of U.K. for about 5 years. Since 1998 he was a practising lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He was the elected Vice-President of Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association for the period of 2005-
2006. He was elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court Division on 30.06.2009 and Judge of the same division on 06.06.2011. Prior to that he was the Secretary General of Bangladesh Chapter of Human Rights International, a U.K. 
based organization. Mr. Chowdhury visited U.K., France, India, Singapore, Yemen and Russia.

DR. KAMAL ABDUL NASER CHOWDHURY SENIOR SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Senior Secretary Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury was born on 31 December 1957 in Chouddagram upazila of Comilla district. He obtained BSS (Honours) degree in 1978 and MSS degree in 1979 from the Sociology Department of University of Dhaka. He later earned PhD degree in anthropology from the same University in 2006. Besides, he received diverse professional trainings from the Smithsonian Institute and Duke University of the USA, Birmingham University of the UK, Civil Service College of Singapore, The World Bank Institute in Washington DC, The ISESCO regional office in Tehran and Australian Council of Education Research (ACER), Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Chowdhury joined government service as a member of BCS (Administration) cadre in 1983 after qualifying in the 1982 BCS examination. He worked as a Magistrate, Assistant Commissioner, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Additional Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner in the field level. In 2001, he got promoted to the rank of Deputy Secretary and joined the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Then he discharged his duty as Chief Executive Officer in Sherpur Zilla Parishad from 2002 to 2005. In 2007 he joined in the Local Government Division as Joint Secretary. He was promoted as Additional Secretary in 2008 and Secretary in 2010. He served as Secretary-in-charge of the Ministry of Information from 30 June 2009 prior to becoming a full-fledged Secretary to the Government in the same Ministry up to 20 October 2010. He then served as the Secretary of Ministry of Education from 21 October 2010 to 12 February 2014. He has been serving as the Secretary of the Ministry of Public Administration since 13 February 2014. The government promoted him to the rank of Senior Secretary on 19 March 2014. Dr. Chowhdury is actively involved with numerous professional, educational and cultural organizations at home and abroad. He has been representing Bangladesh in the UNESCO Executive Board and at present he is the Vice chairman of the Board from the Asia Pacific (AsPac) Group. Currently he is associated with a number of institutions including Bangladesh Administrative Service Association as Chairman and a Fellow of Bangla Academy and a Life-member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh in recognition of his contributions to literature, art and culture. His pen-name is Kamal Chowdhury. As a renowned poet of the country, he received numerous accolades at national and international levels including the Bangla Academy Prize for Poetry in 2011, Souharda Sammanana of Kolkata, India in 2003, and the Assam University Honours in 2011. Till now, he has published 15 books of poetry, two edited poetry volumes and a number of research articles. In addition, he was the former Chairman, Governing Board, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), former Member, Executive Council, ISESCO, former Chairman, National Curriculum Coordination Committee, Bangladesh, former Chairman, Bangladesh Film Censor Board, and Bangladesh Film Development Corporation. He has visited different countries of the world including China, Japan, United States, United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, Germany, Netherlands, Kenya, Indonesia, France, Sweden, Brazil, UAE, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Morocco, Philippines, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Canada, Switzerland and Italy. He is married and blessed with two children.

ABU SALEH SK. MD. ZAHIRUL HAQUE SECRETARY LAW AND JUSTICE DIVISION, MINISTRY OF LAW, JUSTICE AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS
Abu Saleh Sk. Md. Zahirul Haque was born on 08.08.1958 in Sirajganj, Bangladesh. He obtained his LL.B.(Hons) in 1982 from the University of Rajshahi. He joined Bangladesh Judicial Service as the Munsif (Assistant Judge) on 16.08.1984. Serving in Bangladesh Judicial Service in different tiers, he was promoted as the District and Sessions Judge on 17.10.2011. He also served in different important tiers in the Law and Justice Division of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. He has been discharging his duties as the Secretary of that Division from 14.06.2012. Mr. Haque completed training on Human Rights from Philippine in 1999. He further received Participation Diploma Degree in Human Rights and Environmental Law in 2000 from the American University, Washington, USA. He attended various training courses and study tours in home and abroad.

BISWAJIT CHANDA, DEAN, FACULTY OF LAW UNIVERSITY OF RAJSHAHI
Biswajit Chanda obtained LLB (Hons) and LLM Degrees from the University of Rajshahi and a further LLM from the University of East London in the UK. He is now a PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was enrolled as an Advocate in the District Court and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 1995 and 1997 respectively. He practised law at the High Court Division as a junior of Advocate Sudhangshu Shekhar Halder. Mr Chanda started his academic career as a teacher in the Faculty of Law at the University of Rajshahi in 1998. He was the adjunct faculty at SOAS, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Queen Mary, University of London. Mr Chanda has presented papers in a number of international conferences including conferences at King s College, University of Cambridge; SOAS, University of London; Aarhus University, Denmark; West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) in Kolkata, India; University of Dhaka and British Council in Dhaka. Two of his articles were published in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History published by the Oxford University Press in 2009. He edited (with Prof Werner Menski) a book entitled Cancer of Extremism in Bangladesh: Proceedings of the European Human Rights Conference on Bangladesh: Extremism, Intolerance & Violence, which was published in 2005 by CEMS, SOAS in London. Mr Chanda is frequently requested by different UK and European courts to produce Expert Reports on Bangladeshi and South Asian laws, politics, society, culture, religion, and human rights.

SYED AMINUL ISLAM REGISTRAR GENERAL, SUPREME COURT OF BANGLADESH
Syed Aminul Islam was born on 01.01.1961 in Pabna, Bangladesh. He completed LL.B. (Hons) from University of Rajshahi in 1981. He started his career as Munsif (Assistant Judge) in 1983. Serving in different tiers in Bangladesh Judicial Service, he was promoted as District and Sessions Judge on 03.08.2004. He worked as Additional Registrar of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh from March 2001 to July, 2003. He was the Project Director (Joint Secretary) of Legal and Judicial Capacity Building Project under the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs from 2005 to 2008. He served as the Director of National Legal Aid Services Organization as well as Joint Secretary of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs for the period of May, 2009-January, 2015. Thereafter, he was appointed as the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Now he is serving as the 1st Registrar General of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Islam participated in Distance Learning Course for Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Thailand on Judicial Reform: Improving Performance and Accountability in Asia, jointly organized by the World Bank Institute, The Legal Dept of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network of the World Bank. A descriptive article “Overview of Government Legal Aid System” written by Mr. Islam was published in a leading daily English newspaper of Bangladesh, the Daily Star. He visited U.S.A, Canada, U.K, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa, Vietnam, Italy, Pakistan and China.

S M KUDDUS ZAMAN DISTRICT AND SESSION JUDGE OF DHAKA
S M Kuddus Zaman was born on 12 August 1960 in Rajbari, Bangladesh. He obtained the Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Master of Laws degree in 1982 and 1983 respectively from the University of Dhaka. He entered in the judicial service as a Munsif on 22 February 1984 and was promoted to the position of District and Session Judge on 9 October 2006. Mr. Zaman worked for United Nations on two separate missions and locations . He was the International Judge of United Nations in East Timor for 2 years. In Sudan he worked for another 4 years as the Legal Advisor of UNDP. He worked as the Special Officer and for a very short duration as the Registrar in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He also worked as the Project Director of UNDP supported Judicial Strengthening Project (JUST). He worked for the Bangladesh Law Commission in 1997 as its Senior Research Officer. He also worked in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary in 2006 as the Additional Project Director of World Bank supported Legal and Judicial Capacity Building Project. He has completed a certificate course on ‘Public International Law’ organized by Canada- Bangladesh Legal Reforms Project in 2006. He has also successfully completed in service UNDP Certificate Courses on ‘Gender Sensitivity and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace’, ‘Human Rights’ and ‘Information and Communication Technology’. He participated in different International Conference, Symposium and study tour held in India, Malayasia, Srilanka, Indonesia, Turkey, England, USA and Canada. Mr. Zaman is working as the District and Session Judge of Dhaka since 5 February 2015.