Attorney General of Bangladesh
|Attorney General of Bangladesh
|Office of the Attorney General|
|Seat||Bangladesh Supreme Court, Dhaka, Bangladesh.|
|Nominator||The Prime Minister|
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Formation||19 February 1765|
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.
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.