Newly appointed Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan will take oath as the 24th Chief Justice of Bangladesh today (September 26).
President Mohammed Shahabuddin will administer the oath at Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban in a brief ceremony at 11am.
Hassan, a senior judge of the Appellate Division, has been appointed as the chief justice on September 12. He will replace Justice Hasan Foez Siddique as he retired on Monday (September 25).
A lawyer by background Obaidul Hassan was appointed as an additional judge of the Supreme Court's High Court Division in 2009 while his appointment was confirmed as a permanent judge in 2011.
He was elevated as a judge in the apex Appellate Division on September 3, 2020.
On January 1, 1959, Hassan was born at Chayashi village under Mohanganj upazila in Netrokona district in a respected family with his parents being Dr Akhlaqul Hossain Ahmed and Begum Hosne Ara Hossain.
Hassan was appointed as the chairman of International Crimes Tribunal-2 on March 25, 2012 and in his capacity as the head of that court, popularly known as war crimes tribunal, until September 15, 2015, he pronounced 11 verdicts.
BDST: 0910 HRS, SEP 26, 2023