Attorney General of Bangladesh

The Attorney General of Bangladesh (Bengali: অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেল) is the Bangladeshi government's chief legal adviser, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. The Attorney General is usually a highly respected Senior Advocate, and is appointed by the ruling government. AM Amin Uddin is the current and 16th Attorney General of Bangladesh. The Attorney General is the ex-officio chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council and accordingly he performs the duties assigned to that post and empowered to participate in any reference to the Supreme Court of Bangladesh made by the President under article 106 of the Constitution and can express his own opinion.[1][2]

Attorney General of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশের অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেল
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Incumbent
AM Amin Uddin

since 8 October 2020
Office of the Attorney General
StyleThe Honourable
SeatBangladesh Supreme Court, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
NominatorThe Prime Minister
AppointerThe President
Term lengthNo fixed term
Formation19 February 1765 (1765-02-19)
First holderSir John Day
as Advocate-General of Bengal
DeputyAdditional Attorneys-General, Deputy Attorneys-General and Assistant Attorneys-General

Unlike the Attorney General of the United States, the Attorney General of Bangladesh does not have any executive authority, and is not a political appointee; those functions are performed by the Minister of Justice. The Attorney General is assisted by the several Additional Attorneys-General, Deputy Attorneys-General, and Assistant Attorneys-General.[3]

List of Attorney GeneralsEdit

No. Name Took office Left office
1 M. H. Khandaker
2 Faqueer Shahabuddin Ahmad 1972 1976
3 Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed 1976
4 Mustafa Kamal[4] 1977

Muhammad Nurullah

1985

1990

5 Rafique Ul Huq 7 April 1990 17 December 1990[5]
6 Aminul Haque 1991 1994

Muhammad Nurullah

1995

1996

7 K. S. Nabi[6] 1996 1998
8 Mahmudul Islam[7] 1998 2001
9 A. F. Hassan Ariff October 2001 28 April 2005
10 A. J. Mohammad Ali 30 April 2005 24 January 2007
11 Fida M. Kamal January 2007 16 July 2008
12 Salahuddin Ahmad 13 July 2008 12 January 2009
13 Mahbubey Alam 13 January 2009 27 September 2020 [8]
16 AM Amin Uddin 8 October 2020[9] Present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2016-10-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "15 deputy attorneys general appointed". bdnews24.com. 21 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Chief Justice Mustafa Kamal". lawjournalbd.com. Archived from the original on 8 October 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ ব্যারিস্টার রফিকুল হক আর নেই (in Bengali). dainikshiksha.com. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  6. ^ "Law officers call on President". The Daily Star. 9 January 1998. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Constitution expert and former attorney general Mahmudul Islam dies at 80". bdnews24.com. 16 February 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  8. ^ অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেল মাহবুবে আলম আর নেই. Prothom Alo (in Bengali).
  9. ^ "AM Amin Uddin appointed attorney general". The Business Standard. 2020-10-08. Retrieved 2020-10-08.