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  • 20 Feb 2014
    Effective judicial reforms require hard facts

    A civil case was filed in a Dhaka Court on November 30, 1998. The case was finally disposed on January 30, 2011, 12 years and two months after 104 dates of appearance including dates for pre-trial, trial and post-trial due to the existing adversarial trial system in Bangladesh. In a recent baseline survey of UNDP’s Judicial Strengthening Project, it was revealed that on an average the civil case disposal duration is 5.3 years and for criminal case is 3.7 years. The land or property related cases constitute the majority of civil cases (40.7 per cent).

  • 25 Sep 2013
    Monitoring UP functions stressed

    Participants at a day-long workshop stressed the need for more active participation of the people in monitoring the Union Parishad (UP) functions to make local government institutions (LGI) more democratic, transparent and accountable.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    Social Good Summit 2013 - The Dhaka Meetup

    The Social Good Summit is a global gathering that brings big ideas from all over the world to meet to share innovative solutions. Dhaka 2013 is all about everyday heroes of Bangladesh using whatever technology they have to change their communities.

  • 21 Sep 2013
    Village courts rewards UPs

    The Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh (AVCB) Project has awarded 36 Union Parishads (UPs) for their outstanding performance in village courts on 21 September 2013 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    Making citizens voices count

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has been in a process to recommend the government to simplify and modernize the land registry process in Bangladesh.

  • 29 Aug 2013
    Judicial training as change agent

    Judicial education and training is a relatively recent phenomenon worldwide. Most of the world's formal judicial education and training programs started in the last fifteen to twenty years -- some with permanent facilities, faculty, staff, and resources -- to train new judges and provide continuing education and training of experienced judges.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    UNDP Country Director visits CHTDF project

    In her introductory visit to Chittagong Hill Tracts from 26 to 27 August Pauline Tamesis, Country Director of UNDP Bangladesh visited Rangamati Hill District and managed to meet key stakeholders of CHTDF including local Government Institutions-Rangamati Hill District Council (RHDC), Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and civil society leaders. She was accompanied by Shaila Khan, Assistant Country Director, UNDP, Bangladesh and Henrik Fredborg Larsen, Director, CHTDF.

  • 21 Aug 2013
    m-Commerce services to start soon

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Local Government Division (LGD), UNDP and USAID supported Access to Information (a2i) program of Prime Minister’s office and Airtel Bangladesh on 21 August at Prime Minister's Office.

  • 20 Aug 2013
    Gender, Human Rights and VC workshop held

    Gopalgonj district administration with the cooperation of Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh project organized a day-long training workshop on Gender, Human Rights and Village Courts for the GoB official and other stakeholders on 20 August 2013 at Nazrul Public Library, Gopalgonj.

  • 05 Aug 2013
    Branding Bangladesh’s mobile apps sector

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 5 August to create 10 lakh Mobile App Developers (MAD) aiming to branding Bangladesh as a leading country in the sector at the global level.

  • 05 Aug 2013
    End-of-Term Report for Bangladesh Parliament

    The Improving Democracy through Parliamentary Development Project (IPD) of UNDP organized a consultation event to review the proposed draft outline of the first ever End-of-Term Report for the 9th Parliament of Bangladesh on August 5, 2013 at the IPD Conference Room.

  • 04 Aug 2013
    Workshop on Digital Bangladesh for Journalists

    A day long workshop on the different issues of Digital Bangladesh for the journalists from Rangamati was held at Sylhet circuit house auditorium on 4 August.

  • 28 Jul 2013
    UZGP holds PSC meeting

    The 3rd Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) was held at Conference Room, Local Government Division (LGD), Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka, on 28 July.

  • 19 Jul 2013
    Adult literacy and life skill programs held

    Two-day long refresher course on Adult Literacy and Life Skill Program Facilitation in each district of Chittagong Hill Tracts was conducted from 12 to 19 July by the Education Cluster of CHTDF with technical support from UNESCO.

  • 18 Jul 2013
    Case management committees discussed

    A one and half-day long workshop on “Exchange of Views and Way Forward on Formation and Activation of Case Management Committee” was held on 6 and 7 July, 2013 at Biddyut Bhaban, Dhaka with the aim to seek agreement on the CMC operation, function and impact of CMC interventions in the administration of criminal justice at the field level.

  • 18 Jul 2013
    JUST’s support to judiciary lauded

    The highest policy and oversight body the Project Steering Committee (PSC) of Judicial Strengthening Project (JUST) met for the second time on July 9, 2013 to review project progress, and resolve policy and strategic challengesas faced by the project in the process of project implementation.

  • 17 Jul 2013
    Gender, human rights and village courts

    The Faridpur district administration with the assistance of Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh project organized a day long training workshop on 'Gender, Human Rights and Village Courts' on 17 July 2013 at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner.

  • 23 Jun 2013
    65 UZP-level Women Development Forums formed

    65 Women Development Forums (WDFs) at Upazila level were formed in seven districts till June 23. The selected seven districts where the Women Development Forums (WDFs) were formed are- Kishoreganj, Sirajganj, Brahmanbaria, Khulna, Barguna, Rangpur and Sunamganj.

  • 20 Jun 2013
    ICT can assist case management systems

    A total of 40 judicial officials including district and sessions judges and court officials received two weeks of training on the use of information and communications technology in the judicial system.

  • 15 Jun 2013
    Making elections work

    90-year old Kiron Bala Talukdar is so frail that she can’t even move without assistance. Yet last week she decided to exercise her democratic right at the polling station. While age may have caught up with her body, her mind is still nimble and she proved that by voting in the recently concluded mayoral elections in Sylhet.