9.05.2018: On 09 May 2018, the report launching ceremony for the study report “Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Bangladesh 2018: Legal Problems in daily life”, produced by HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in partnership with BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid Services took place at BRAC Centre, Dhaka. HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a not-for-profit institution based in The Hague, International City of Peace and Justice. Mr. Kazi Riazul Hoque, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh graced the seminar as chief guest. Barrister Sajeda Farisa Kabir, Deputy Director, Human Rights and Legal Aid (HRLS) Programme, BRAC (also a Founding Partner of Vertex Chambers), and Dr. Martin Gramatikov, Director Measuring Justice and Martin Kind Junior Quantitative Justice Data Analyst from HiiL were present as the special guests.
The report studied how the Bangladeshi people perceive the available justice journey. Using a bottom-up approach, the study team interviewed 6000 randomly selected adults across all districts of Bangladesh during August and September 2017. BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) conducted in-depth qualitative interviews with users of justice to complement the quantitative data with the human stories that normally stay hidden behind the numbers.