|High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh|
|বাংলাদেশ সর্বোচ্চ আদালত এর উচ্চ আদালত বিভাগ|
|Location||Ramna, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh|
|Authorized by||Constitution of Bangladesh|
|Chief Justice of Bangladesh|
|Currently||Hasan Foez Siddique|
|Since||3 February 2018|
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|Politics of the|
People's Republic of Bangladesh
|Member State of the SAARC|
The High Court Division (Bengali: হাইকোর্ট ডিভিশন) popularly identified as 'High Court' is one of the two wings of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, the other wing being the Appellate Division. It consists of the Chief Justice of Bangladesh and the Judges of the High Court Division.
The High Court Division exercises both original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters. The prime jurisdiction of it is the Writ Jurisdiction, pursuant to which it is empowered under article 102 of the Constitution of Bangladesh to issue writ of certiorari, mandamus, quo warranto, prohibition and habeas corpus.
The High Court of judicature for East Bengal commonly known as the Dhaka High Court was established in 1947 under Pakistan (Provisional Constitutional) Order 1947 as a separate High Court with all Appellate, Civil and Original jurisdictions.
In 1955 the Dhaka High Court became the High Court of East Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Pakistan was established as the apex Court with the appellate jurisdiction to hear the decisions of the High Courts established in the East and West Pakistan.
Until 1967 the High Court was held in the building that now known as the Old High Court Building on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, opposite the curzon hall, Dhaka. With the construction of a larger facility in the 1960s nearby that now houses the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Attorney General's office, the High Court was shifted from Old House on 10 July 1967.
In 1971 East Pakistan became independent Republic of Bangladesh. On 9 January 1972 Bangladesh enacted the Supreme Court of Judicature Act to regularize the judicial system. The Act declared that the Supreme Court of Bangladesh consisted of the Appellate Division and the High Court Division. The High Court Division replaced the Dhaka High Court and Supreme Court of Pakistan was preceded by the Appellate Division.
The High Court Division can hear a case or suit as Court of first instance.
Any law may confer appellate jurisdiction on any matter. For example, CrPC and CPC have conferred on the HCD appellate jurisdiction.
As of February 2022 the list of permanent judges are as follows: