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To commemorate the first anniversary of the demise of revered lawyer Advocate Mahmudul Islam, arguably the best constitutional expert of Bangladesh, the first ‘Mahmudul Islam Memorial Lecture 2017’ is going to take place on February 16, 2017 at the Asiatic Society Auditorium, Dhaka.

In remembrance of the lifelong work of late Advocate Mahmudul Islam, Justice Md. Abdul Matin, former Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh will deliver a lecture on ‘The Unwritten Constitution of Bangladesh’.  The event will be presided over by Advocate Mahbubey Alam, the Attorney General of Bangladesh.

Program Summary


“Mahmudul Islam Memorial Lecture 2017”

Speaker: Justice Md. Abdul Matin

(Former Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh)

Topic: The Unwritten Constitution of Bangladesh

Date and Time: February 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm.

Venue: Asiatic Society Auditorium, 5, Old Secretariat Road, Nimtali, Dhaka

Advocate Mahmudul Islam, former attorney general and one of the most respected lawyers of the country passed away on February 16, 2016 at the ICU of United Hospital, Dhaka.

Born in Rangpur in 1936, Mahmudul Islam completed post graduation on political science, and also on Law (first class first) from University of Dhaka. He was a Fullbright scholar, and had an LL.M from Indiana University of USA.

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He started his legal career at Rangpur District Bar after post graduation on Law in 1960; later he got enlisted at the High Court, and worked under lawyers Mr. Birendra Nath Chowdhury and Barrister Sayed Ishtiak Ahmed. He was appointed as the Assistant Attorney General in 1972, and served as the Attorney General of Bangladesh from 1998 to 2001. In a number of significant cases the Supreme Court had sought his statement as amicus curiae. He also represented Bangladesh in high profile international cases.

Along with an illuminating career of over 50 years of legal practice, his magnum opus, the book on the Constitutional Law of Bangladesh is hailed as the most significant and thorough work ever on the constitution of Bangladesh. His work on the Civil Procedure Code also works as the touchstone for many law professionals.

Formal Invitation:

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