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National Commissioner: Justice A.B.M Khairul Haque

Justice A.B.M Khairul Haque is the former Chief Justice of Bangladesh and current Chairman of the Law Commission. Justice Khairul Haque received his LL.B from the University of Dhaka (1969) and became Barrister at Law at the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London (1975). He was enrolled as an Advocate of East Pakistan Bar Council, Dhaka (1970), as an Advocate of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh (1976) and as an Advocate of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh (1982).

Justice Khairul Haque was appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in April, 1998 and confirmed in April, 2000. He was elevated as a Judge of the Appellate Division (Highest Court in Bangladesh) on 16th July, 2009. He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Bangladesh on 30th September, 2010.

During his judicial career he delivered many outstanding judgments which changed course of legal history of Bangladesh, such as Fifth Amendment Case (in the High Court Division), Thirteen Amendment Case, Seventh Amendment Case, Fatwa Case, Truth Commission Case etc. (Appellate Division). He also acted as the Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission of Bangladesh, (March 2010 to May 2011), and participated in a number of international seminars and reviews of various legal systems and has recently visited the Law Commission of England and Wales.