Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Sunday said mediation process can play a big role in easing backlog of cases in courts.
"Judges, lawyers and all other people related to trial process have to come forward in disposing of cases through mediation. The scope of justice gets hampered when justice gets delayed. Expense for all the parties related to trial process goes up, number of pending cases increases," he said.
The chief justice said these while handing over certificates among 280 judges, who successfully completed a mediation related training course, at Hotel InterContinental Dhaka.
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Organized by Bangladesh International Mediation Society (BIMS), the ceremony was presided over by Justice Muhammad Imman Ali. BIMS chairman Advocate SN Goswami gave the welcome speech at the function.
Former judge of the Indian Supreme Court Justice Kurian Joseph, former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Gita Mittal, Dr Kevin Berry Brown, Senior District and Sessions Judges Sheikh Mofijur Rahman, Fazle Khoda Mohammad Nazir and Jayasri Samaddar and Bangladesh India Mediators Forum chairman George Jishu Fida Viktor, addressed the function, among others.
The chief justice in his speech further said mediation is mainly a process of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), which is being followed with much importance in the Indian subcontinent.