Government Policy

Judicial conference on environment begins today

The two-day "South Asian Judicial Conference on Environment and Climate Change" begins today in the capital city for drawing a roadmap to help implement the environment laws in South Asian countries.

President M Abdul Hamid will inaugurate the two-day conference at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel in the capital.

Chief justices from different countries including India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal will attend the conference, which will conclude on November 26.

Senior judges from the supreme courts of different countries and ministers, diplomats and representatives from different international organizations, senior officials of different public and private agencies and experts on environment and climate change will also attend the conference.

Bangladesh Supreme Court with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is organising the prestigious conference for the first time.

"The conference would play a major role in implementing laws regarding environment in South Asian countries", said Md Sabbir Faiz, additional registrar (administration and judicial) of the High Court Division.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)