Is the independent judiciary important in Bangladesh? A legal and economic study
Mohammad Saiful Islam
Independent and impartial judiciary is the sine qua non in the democratic and welfare society that foster fair adjudication, promote the rule of law, guarantee fundamental human rights of citizens, abolish arbitrary power of government, deterrent crime in the society, and secure economic expansion and investments. Construction and sustaining robust independent judiciary seems a culture of civilized nations. Under the strong independent judiciary, judges can maintain fair dispute resolution out of fear, favor or undue influence from public or private sectors. Indeed, independent and impartial judiciary only can make check and balances among the government organs and can control the influential person to law and order. In Bangladesh, judicial independence is unconditionally required for effective and efficient functionaries of court. This article sought to address the significance of the independent judiciary in Bangladesh with the interdisciplinary context of law and economics. The study signifies on impartial adjudication for deterrent crime, the establishment of peace and order, control corruption, and healthy economic growth in the society.