Law Minister Anisul Huq has stressed equality before law and equitable justice for achieving sustainable development of the country.
Awami League government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has adopted various steps to ensure application of law without discrimination needed to implement SDG and other goals, he said.The law minister was addressing a workshop organised by Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Law Ministry at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital on Sunday.
About law ministry’s role, he said “Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division is playing important role in executing Goal 16 (B) of the SDG. We adopted a project to detect discrepancies in various laws and remove those. The project reviewed 1,286 laws enacted during a period from 1799 to 2020.
Dhaka University, Chattogram University, Rajshahi University and BRAC University conducted study and submitted report. The laws will be reformed considering the reports and recommendations.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid much emphasis on the research before enacting and amending laws and located adequate money for the purpose, he said.
Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division Secretary Md Mainul Kabir presided over the workshop which was addressed by Law and Justice Division Secretary Md Golam Sarwar, Joint Secretary Md Hafiz Ahmed Chowdhury and protect director Dr Mohammad Mohiuddin.
Prof M Rahmat Ullah of Dhaka University, Prof M Ahsan Kabir of Rajshahi University, Prof Abdullah Al Faruk of Chattogram University and Prof K Shamsuddin Mahmud of BRAC University presented reports on behalf of their teams.