Attorney General of Bangladesh

Attorney General of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশের মহাব্যবহারদেশক

Mahbubey Alam

since 13 January 2009 (2009-01-13)
Office of the Attorney General
Style The Honourable
Seat Bangladesh Supreme Court, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Nominator The Prime Minister
Appointer The President
Term length No fixed term
Formation 19 February 1765 (1765-02-19)
First holder Sir John Day
as Advocate-General of Bengal
Deputy Additional Attorney-Generals, Deputy Attorney-Generals and Assistant Attorney-Generals
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The Attorney General of Bangladesh (Bengali: মহাব্যবহারদেশক, Mahābyabahāradēśaka) is the Bangladeshi government's chief legal adviser, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. The Attorney General is usually a highly respected Senior Advocate, and is appointed by the ruling government. The current Attorney General is Mahbubey Alam. The Attorney General is the ex-officio chairman of the Bangladesh Bar Council and accordingly he performs the duties assigned to that post and empowered to participate in any reference to Supreme Court made by the President under article 106 of the Constitution and can express his own opinion. [1][2]

Unlike the Attorney General of the United States, the Attorney General of Bangladesh does not have any executive authority, and is not a political appointee; those functions are performed by the Minister of Justice. The Attorney General is assisted by the several Additional Attorney-Generals, Deputy Attorney-Generals and Assistant Attorney-Generals.[3]

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