1. A model for a sector wide coordination mechanism between the justice institutions developed.
  2. Sector wide dialogue between justice stakeholders enhanced through coordination and platform development around key justice sector reform issues.
  3. Strategic plans for five institutions developed;
  4. Framework for Criminal Justice Coordination Committees established in 3 pilot districts.
  5. Rolled out Criminal Justice Coordination Committee in additional 15 districts;
  6. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) under legal aid established[1]; since its inception in February 2015, a total number of 1503 applications registered for ADR of which 74% of the total were finalized successfully. In addition, USD 150,155 was recovered and handed over directly to the litigants through ADR in civil and family matters.
  7. In 2015 a total of 30409 people (55% women) received legal aid across the country which is 20% more than the last year. A further 3032 workers have accessed the workers legal aid cell providing increased access to labor rights.
  8. A national legal aid help line (16430) has been established and inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister in April 2016. Since its inception a total of 4303 people called for legal services using this toll free help line.
  9. Communication, coordination and cooperation between the justice sector institutions is being strengthened by establishing Criminal Justice Coordination Committee (CJCC) in 18 districts to facilitate the quick disposal of cases. Evidence has shown that the districts where CJCC has been established has increased the rate of case disposal from 94.32% in 2014 to 103.05%[2] in 2015 in magistrate courts.
  10. Increased understanding of international best practices on improved case management system, coordination mechanisms among justice sector agencies, and legal aid services.
  11. Workers legal aid cell at Dhaka and Chittagong labour court established and operational.
  12. A new Rules on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules 2015 has been enacted under legal aid services act;
  13. A national platform for coordination has been set up that includes the judiciary, police, prison and health ministry. This forum will act to collectively resolve issues facing the judiciary, promote cooperation amongst agencies and monitor the performance and provide increased oversight of the sector as a whole




[1] Bangladesh Gazette on ADR, February 12, 2015, Law and Justice Division, Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

[2] Case Statistics Report of January to December 2014 and January to June 2015, High Court Division, Bangladesh Supreme Court.

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