Mr. Justice Jahangir Hossain born on 31 December, 1959 in the district of Noakhali. He hails from a respectable Muslim family. Mr. Hossain completed his Master of Commerce (Major in Management) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degrees under the University of Dhaka.
He started his career as an Advocate of the District and Session Judge’s Court being enrolled in the year of 1986. Subsequently in the 1991 he got enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Mr. Hossain served as a Special Public Prosecutor in the Dhaka District court where he conducted many famous cases including Bangabandhu Murder Case. As an Advocate he dealt with so many Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
[ Mr. Justice Jahangir Hossain ]
Before being elevated to the Bench Mr. Hossain’s journey through the long path of Judiciary of Bangladesh was full of experience, knowledge and wisdom. Accordingly, on 18 April, 2010 he was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and confirmed as a permanent judge of the said division on 15 April, 2012.
Considering his performance, integrity, honesty and experience Mr. Justice Hossain has been appointed as a member of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on 29 August, 2012 and entrusted with the most significant, sensitive and sturdy duty related to the excruciating but glorious history of this nation.
Justice Hossain participated in the ‘SAARC Law Conference’ held in New Delhi, India in 1995 as one of the delegates. Apart from this, Justice Hossain visited many countries including United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, India, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.