Mr. Justice M Enayetur Rahim has joined as the Chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on 24th February, 2014. He is a sitting judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.

Mr. Justice M Enayetur Rahim
Mr. Justice M Enayetur Rahim

He was born on 11th of August, 1960 in the District of Dinajpur, Bangladesh. His father Mr. Md Abdur Rahim is a renowned Lawyer, practicing in Dinajpur Distirct Bar, and he was a Member of Constituent Assembly (MCA) and also a Member of the ‘Constitution Draft Committee’ of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and a signatory of the Constitution and the Chairman of ‘West Jone -1′ under the Mujib Nagar Government during the historic liberation war of 1971 and had played a leading role in organizing historic liberation war. Mrs. Nazma Rahim, a house wife, is the mother of Mr. Justice Rahim.

Mr. Justice M. Enayetur Rahim obtained M.A (Mass Communication and Journalism) and LL.B Degrees from Dhaka University. He enrolled as an Advocate of the District Court, the High Court Division and the Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court on 30.10.1986. 02.01.1989 and 15.05.2002 respectively.

Mr. Justice M Enayetur Rahim has joined as the Chairman of the International Crimes Tribunal-1

On the 30th of June, 2009 he was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge of the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court and eventually appointed as Judge of the same Division on the 6th of June, 2011. Before elevation to the Bench Mr. Justice Rahim had been serving as the Additional Attorney General for Bangladesh. As a Lawyer in private capacity and as Additional Attorney General, he conducted a good number of cases relating to Civil, Criminal and Writ matters. Some of the cases have been reported in various Law Journals like, Dhaka Law Reports (DLR), Bangladesh Legal Digest (BLD) and Bangladesh Law Chronicles (BLC).

International Criminal Tribunal, Bangladesh
International Criminal Tribunal, Bangladesh

Prior to the present assignment as the Chairman of ICT-1, Mr. Justice Rahim, as a Judge of High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh for the last two years had presided a ‘motion’ Division Bench having criminal jurisdiction.

While Mr. Justice Rahim was in the Bar, he was elected as the Secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association in 2005 and a Member of Bangladesh Bar Council from General seat in 2008.

Mr. Justice Rahim participated in the International Seminars held in Hong Kong, 2006 on the issue of ‘Human Rights’, organized by Asian Human Rights Commission and Cairo, Egypt, in 2009 on ‘International Asset Forfeiture’, organized by US Department of Justice. He also participated in Second Asian Judges Symposium on ‘Environment: Natural Capital and the Rule of law’, held in Manila, Philippines in December, 2013, jointly organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

Mr. Justice Rahim also visited India, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore and Saudi Arabia.

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