Brief Biography

Brief Biography of Hon Justice M Imman Ali

Obtained B.A. (Hons) Law and LL.M. from England, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in July 1978.

Enrolled as an Advocate in Bangladesh on 21.06.1979. Elevated as Judge of the High Court Division on 22.02.2001 and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 23.02.2011.

Published books:  (1) “Towards a Justice Delivery System for Children in Bangladesh”; (2)“Justice for Children in Bangladesh- A Brief Commentary on the Children Act 2013”.

Published articles: Numerous articles on child rights, child marriage and empowerment of women.

Received “Juvenile Justice without Borders International Award” from IJJO, Brussels in December 2014.

Participated in international workshops, conferences and training programmes held in South Korea, Austria, Indonesia and Czech Republic in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, India in 2003, Malaysia and New Zealand in 2008, United Kingdom and Malawi in 2009, Turks and Caicos Islands in 2009, Australia in 2010, New Delhi in 2011, Bangkok, USA, Scotland, Bulgaria and Kyrgyzstan in 2012, Conference on Global Constitutionalism at Yale University -September 2013, IJJO International Conference- Brussels, December 2014, Conference on Detention of Children – Geneva, January 2015, attended policy meeting as member of IJJO network of professionals and experts – May 2015, Conference on Child Abuse – Kuala Lumpur, October 2015, Conference on Alternative Care – Delhi, March 2016, Training on Youth/Peer/Teen Court organised by Global Youth Justice, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, September 2017.

Provided training for judges, lawyers and prosecutors of Armenia on Juvenile Justice in December 2012.

Was a trainer in Training of Trainers Programme for the Judiciary of the Maldives on the subject of child rights and juvenile justice in September 2017.

Delivered lecture at Cornell University on ‘Child Marriage in Bangladesh’ – September 2013.

Resource person for Judicial Administrative Training Institute (JATI): training of Judicial Officers; for Legal Education Training Institute (LETI): training Lawyers, Police Personnel and Social Welfare Officers; for Police Academy: training Child Affairs Police Officers; for Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST): training Judges, Lawyers, Prosecutors, Police Personnel and Probation Officers.

Secretary General of Penal Reform International from April 2016;

Council member of the International Association of Family and Youth Judges and Magistrates;

Member of the IJJO network of professionals and experts of the Asia-Pacific Council for Juvenile Justice in its Judiciary Section for 5 years from 2015.

Chairman of the Supreme Court Special Committee on Child Rights since May 2016.

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