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16 August 2020


The dress code plays a significant role in every profession to maintain a person’s dignity and identity. Accordingly the dress code of judges and advocates seems as a mark of honor and loyalty towards the court. Following the British traditions, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh has provided the Civil Rules and Orders (CRO) 1935, Criminal Rules and Order, Supreme Court of Bangladesh (High Court Division) Rules 1973, Supreme Court of Bangladesh (Appellate Division) Rules 1973 and the Bangladesh Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Order 1972 mentioning the dress code for judicial officers and advocates. Bangladesh is a country where at least 8 months of the year people suffers excessive heat near about 40°C. In this present context, the dress code becomes a challenge especially in countries like Bangladesh and it is the high time to make a change in the legal system relating to dress code. During the pandemic COVID-19, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh has already decided to make change in the dress code for the virtual appearance and in actual court also. But this is not an ultimate solution. As the climate and society demands a change so the Supreme Court of Bangladesh should give a proper guideline of dress code for the judges and advocates. Hence the article explains and analyses the existing legal framework of the dress code of the judges and advocates with a special focus on establishing comprehensive legislative efforts maintaining human rights policy measures and the judicial activism of various jurisdictions can be taken into account.

SALR Article No. 05

Ref: SALR/JOURNAL/1stV/FI/Aug-005

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