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Anisul stresses ADR for removing case backlog

March 07, 2022 00:00:00

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday laid emphasis on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system to ease existing backlog of cases, reports BSS.

"We have to encourage justice seekers and lawyers to use this method," he said while addressing virtually the inaugural function of 23rd special training course for government pleaders (GPs) and public prosecutors (PPs) organized by Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI).

"Judiciary consists of judges, GPs, PPs, lawyers, court employees and other judicial officers. So, GPs and PPs can play an important role in establishing the rule of law in both civil and criminal matters as stakeholders of the judiciary," he added.

Indicating towards allegations of wasting courts' time by GPs and PPs, the law minister further said as government law officers, you all must follow all the directions regarding time management of the court.

"You (GPs and PPs) have to remain aware about producing witnesses on time and examining them on the due date. You have to keep in mind that you have been appointed to move cases for the state. It would be unfortunate if state interest is not protected by you or justice seekers are deprived of fairness because of you."

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