Justice for Children and the Law: The Past, Present and Future


In this time-befitting Talk, the Hon. Justice M. Imman Ali will reflect on the state of justice for children in Bangladesh with special reference to the cause of children who are in conflict with the law. While analyzing the role of the law vis-à-vis children, he will put specific emphasis on two recent judicial decisions in which he wrote his opinions – one concerning the important age-factor of the child concerned in a juvenile trial and the other concerning the predicament of a particular child in jail pending decision about his paternity. The lecture will also shed some light on the trajectory of the country’s child law, covering some of the groundbreaking aspects of the new Children Act of 2013.

About the speaker

Justice Muhammad Imman Ali has a particular interest in justice for children and women and has delivered a number of judgments dealing with legal and social aspects concerning children, their trial, detention and education. He is the author of the book “Towards a Justice Delivery System for Children in Bangladesh.” Mr. Ali is known for his outstanding achievements in Juvenile Justice and has participated in numerous International workshops, conferences and Training programs in around 20 countries. On December 2014, International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is going to award Mr. Ali with the prestigious “International Juvenile Justice without Borders” award for his steady commitment towards the development of juvenile justice systems. Justice Imman Ali has been a Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court since 2011.



Justice Muhammad Imman Ali
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court

Time and date
Monday 18 August 2014, 10 am to 12:00 pm

Room no. 1002, Department of Law, University of Dhaka

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