Md Nizamul Huq, retired justice of the appellate division of the Supreme Court, has been appointed as the Chairman of Bangladesh Press Council.
The Public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Monday.
He was appointed as chairman of ICT-1 on March 25, 2010 for holding trials of those accused of 1971 war crimes.
Huq was a treasurer and lawyer for the Bangladesh human rights organisation Odhikar before joining the High Court.
He was first appointed judge of the High Court by President Shahabuddin Ahmed, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Huq was reappointed to the High Court by President Zillur Rahman, on 24 March 2009.