High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Coordinates: 23°43′51″N 90°24′09″E / 23.730777°N 90.402458°E / 23.730777; 90.402458
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High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশ সর্বোচ্চ আদালত এর উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগ
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Supreme Court of Bangladesh Logo
LocationRamna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
Coordinates23°43′51″N 90°24′09″E / 23.730777°N 90.402458°E / 23.730777; 90.402458
Authorized byConstitution of Bangladesh
Chief Justice of Bangladesh
CurrentlyHasan Foez Siddique
Since3 February 2018

The High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh (Bengali: হাইকোর্ট ডিভিশন) popularly known as the 'High Court' is one of the two divisions of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, the other division being the Appellate Division. It consists of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh and the Judges of the High Court Division.

The High Court Division exercises both original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters. The prime jurisdiction of it is the Writ Jurisdiction, pursuant to which it is empowered under article 102 of the Constitution of Bangladesh to issue writ of certiorari, mandamus, quo warranto, prohibition and habeas corpus.


Dacca High Court (1947 - 1955)[edit]

Old High Court Building

The High Court of judicature for East Bengal commonly known as the Dacca High Court was established in 1947 under Pakistan (Provisional Constitutional) Order 1947 as a separate High Court with all Appellate, Civil and Original jurisdictions.[1][2]

East Pakistan High Court (1955 - 1971)[edit]

In 1955 the Dacca High Court became the High Court of East Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Pakistan was established as the apex Court with the appellate jurisdiction to hear the decisions of the High Courts established in the East and West Pakistan.[3]

Until 1967 the High Court was held in the building that now known as the Old High Court Building on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, opposite the curzon hall, Dhaka. With the construction of a larger facility in the 1960s nearby that now houses the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Attorney General's office, the High Court was shifted from Old House on 10 July 1967.

Chief Justices (1947 - 1971)[edit]

Division of the Supreme Court (1971 - present)[edit]

In 1971 East Pakistan became the independent Republic of Bangladesh. On 9 January 1972, Bangladesh enacted the Supreme Court of Judicature Act to regularize the judicial system. The Act declared that the Supreme Court of Bangladesh consisted of the Appellate Division and the High Court Division. The High Court Division replaced the Dhaka High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan was preceded by the Appellate Division.


Original Jurisdiction[edit]

The High Court Division can hear a case or suit as Court of first instance.

Appellate Jurisdiction[edit]

Any law may confer appellate jurisdiction on any matter. For example, CrPC and CPC have conferred on the HCD appellate jurisdiction.

Revisional Jurisdiction[edit]

Review Jurisdiction[edit]

Superintendence and Control over Subordinaten Courts[edit]

Transfer of cases from subordinate Courts[edit]

Sitting Permanent Judges of the High Court Division[edit]

As of July 2022 the list of permanent judges are as follows:

  1. Madame Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury
  2. Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz
  3. Justice Dr. Syed Refaat Ahmed
  4. Justice A. K. M. Asaduzzaman
  5. Justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury
  6. Justice Md. Emdadul Huq
  7. Justice Md. Rais Uddin
  8. Justice Md. Emdadul Haque Azad
  9. Justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan
  10. Justice Syed Md. Ziaul Karim
  11. Justice Md. Rezaul Haque
  12. Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal
  13. Justice S. M. Emdadul Hoque
  14. Justice Mamnoon Rahman
  15. Madame Justice Farah Mahbub
  16. Madame Justice Naima Haydar
  17. Justice Md. Rezaul Hasan
  18. Justice A. N. M. Bashir Ullah
  19. Justice Abdur Rob
  20. Justice Dr. Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque
  21. Justice A. K. M. Zahirul Hoque
  22. Justice Sheikh Md. Zakir Hossain
  23. Justice Md. Habibul Gani
  24. Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore
  25. Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif
  26. Justice J. B. M. Hassan
  27. Justice Md. Ruhul Quddus[4]
  28. Justice Md. Khasruzzaman
  29. Justice Farid Ahmed
  30. Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder
  31. Justice M Akram Hossain Chowdhury[5][6]
  32. Justice M Ashraful Kamal
  33. Justice K. M. Kamrul Kader[7][8]
  34. Justice Mohammad Mujibur Rahman Miah
  35. Justice Mostofa Zaman Islam
  36. Justice Mohammadullah
  37. Justice Mohammad Khurshid Alam Sarker
  38. Justice A K M Shahidul Haque
  39. Justice Shahidul Karim
  40. Justice Mohammad Jahangir Hossain
  41. Justice Abu Taher Mohammad Saifur Rahman
  42. Justice Ashish Ranjan Daash[9][10]
  43. Justice Mahmudul Haque
  44. Justice Badruzzaman Badol
  45. Justice Zafar Ahmed
  46. Justice Kazi Md. Ejarul Haque Akondo
  47. Justice Md. Shahinur Islam[11]
  48. Madame Justice Kashefa Hussain
  49. Justice S.M. Mozibur Rahman[12]
  50. Justice Khizir Ahmed Choudhury[13]
  51. Justice Razik Al-Jalil
  52. Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty
  53. Justice Md. Iqbal Kabir
  54. Justice Md. Salim
  55. Justice Md. Sohrowardi
  56. Justice Md. Abu Ahmed Jamadar[14][15]
  57. Justice A. S. M. Abdul Mobin
  58. Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman
  59. Madam Justice Fatema Najib
  60. Justice Md. Kamrul Hossain Molla
  61. Justice S. M. Kuddus Zaman
  62. Justice Md. Atowar Rahman
  63. Justice Khizir Hayat
  64. Justice Shashanka Shekhar Sarkar
  65. Justice Mohammad Ali
  66. Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim
  67. Justice Md. Riaz Uddin Khan
  68. Justice M Khairul Alam
  69. Justice S. M. Moniruzzaman
  70. Justice Ahmed Sohel
  71. Justice Sardar Mohammad Rashed Jahangir
  72. Justice Khondaker Diliruzzaman
  73. Justice K. M. Hafizul Alam
  74. Justice Muhammad Mahbub-Ul-Islam[16]
  75. Justice Shahed Nuruddin
  76. Justice Md Zakir Hossain
  77. Justice Md Akhtaruzzaman
  78. Justice Md Mahmud Hasan Talukder
  79. Justice Kazi Ebadoth Hossain
  80. Justice K. M. Zahid Sarwar
  81. Justice A. K. M. Zahirul Haque
  82. Madam Justice Kazi Zinat Hoque


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  2. ^ Government of India Act 1935 as adapted by the Pakistan (Provisional Constitution) Order 1947, S. 219
  3. ^ High Court of West Pakistan (Establishment) Order, 1955 (G.G.O. XIX of 1955), Art. 3
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