Four female judges of Bangladesh are going to join UN peacekeeping mission with special assignment to contribute to reconstruction of judicial system and rule of law in the troubled countries.
Of them, three judges will attend mission in South Sudan while another in Somalia, said a press release issued by the law ministry on Sunday.Munshiganj district and sessions judge Afsana Abedin and Tangail senior judicial magistrate Nawrin Mahbuba will leave Dhaka for South Sudan on Monday.
Lubna Jahan, joint district and sessions judge in Jamalpur, and Zebunnahar Ayesha, judge of women and children repression prevention tribunal in Cox’s Bazar, will fly to Somalia on March 15 and 19 respectively.
Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar accorded a valedictory reception to the judges at the ministry Sunday evening. Bikash Kumar Saha, Joint Secretary of Law and Justice Division, and other high-ups were present on the occasion.
Terming participation of female judges in UN mission important, Law Minister Anisul Huq said the judges will bring laurels for the country and its people.
Joining UN mission by female judges is a great achievement for Bangladesh judiciary, said Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar.