Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan

International Criminal Tribunal, Bangladesh

Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan, born on the 11th January, 1959, in Mohonganj, Netrokona, Bangladesh. His father Dr. Akhlaque Hossain Ahmed (late) was one of the signatories of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Former MCA) and he was also one of the notable organizers of Bangladesh Liberation War. He completed his B.S.S. with honours under Dhaka University and his M.S.S. in Economics under the same institution. He also studied law and gained in LL.B degree from the same University attends.Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan

Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1986 and by the year 1988 enrolled as an Advocate in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and soon moved on to enroll into the Appellate Division of the same institution in the year 2005.

In the year 1991, Justice Hassan attended the International Lawyers Conference in Hong Kong as a practicing lawyer. He even conducted an International Arbitration case against the Pakistani Company, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on behalf of Bengal Airlift, a Bangladeshi company, in the year 2006.

[ Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan ]

Apart from this, Justice Hassan has travelled to many countries, including India, Pakistan, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Saudi Arabia, etc.

Mr. Justice Obaidul Hassan also served as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General during the five year period of 1996-2001.During this time he conducted many constitutional cases before the High Court Division as well as Appellate Division. Before his elevation, he focused on his private practice as a lawyer, conducting many cases relating to Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters.

On the 30th of June, 2009, he was elevated to the Bench as an Additional Judge for the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme court and was then appointed as Judge under the same Division on the 6th of June in 2011.

On the 25th of March in 2012, he was appointed as a member of the International Crimes Tribunal-2, subsequently on 13.12.2012 Justice Hassan has been appointed as Chairman of the same Tribunal and has been working in the same capacity since then.

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