Anwar-ul Alam Chowdhury (Parvez), President of Bangladesh Chamber of industries (BCI) said that the proposed budget seems to be challenging…
Dr. Belal Husain Joy (56) is a practicing Barrister at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh by profession; a Researcher, Professor of Law and social thinker by aptitude; and a man of independent views and ideas; devotes himself in socio-economic, legal and political development and promoting positive image of Bangladesh internationally. He made active contributions in Legal Capacity Building; Creating awareness among citizens on Constitutional Duties & Responsibilities and Rights & Obligations; and Introducing ADR in Resolving Civil & Criminal Disputes & Litigations through Research, Education, Training and Publications under the auspices of the Bangladesh Institute of Legal Advancements [BILA].
Dr. Joy’s professional credentials include: Professor of Law, IBAIS University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; an Arbitrator, trained from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK; a Mediator, International Conference of Mediation for Justice, Paris, France; formerly, Director, London International Business School, London, UK; Chief Executive, Historic Bangladesh Centre, London, UK; Director, Tower Hamlets Training Forum, London, UK; and Director of Sales & Marketing, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dr. Joy is a Hons. Graduate in Hotel Management from Ireland; Certificated in Personnel Administration from USA; an MBA [Thesis: Management Actions] and PhD [Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation on Management Deficiencies and Development of Management Skills Training] from USA; an MA in Legal Studies from UK; and a Barrister-at-Law from the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK.
Dr Joy has10 Books published including ‘Hospitality Bangladesh’ – A Tourist and Investment Guide (1987-97); Pictorial Bangladesh Liberation Struggle ’71 – A Historical War Document (1993); Pictorial Biography of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – A Historical Profile (1995); Co-Editor: Commemorative Volume of Bangladesh Independence – Silver Jubilee Publication – UK based. (1997); ICON EKUSHEY – International Mother Language Day (2004); ivûMÖv‡m evsjv‡`k (1993); we‡j‡Z evsjv‡`kx †i‡¯Íviv (1994); evOvjxi wek¦ weRq – A book on The International Mother Language Day (2001); LAW MANAGEMENT SKILLS – An Approach to Legal Capacity Building (Published in 2005); CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF BANGLADESH : Comments on Contemporary Political Crisis & Leading Case-Laws(Published in 2008); Judicial Mediation Mechanism – A Bangladesh Model (Forthcoming); The Politics and The Constitution of Bangladesh (Forthcoming).
Dr Joy has written more than 25 Law Articles & Research Papers including:  Law Management Skills: An Approach to Legal Capacity Building;  Road Map for Effective Parliament;  Right to Life & Food Adulteration;  Contempt of Court versus politics of the Police: Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?;  Clean Candidates for Effective Parliament;  The politics of law and legal profession in Bangladesh;  Right to Information: Road to Good Governance;  Right to Privacy vs Telecom Interception;  JUSTICE FOR ALL : Development of ADR in Bangladesh;  Relationship between Bar and Bench;  The Third Eye: In Defense of the Constitution;  Curbing Corruption – Facts, figures and laws;  Local Governments in Local Hands – Participatory Democratic Approach;  Politics and the Constitution of Bangladesh;  Appraisal of the Bangladesh Attorney Service Ordinance 2008;  Protection of Lawyers;  Mediation Mechanism – A Bangladesh Model;  Medical Law. In addition, another 10 Management Research papers published. He was awarded for legal research in 2007: Mother Teresa International Gold Award, Dhaka; and in 2008: Dhara Sher-e-Bangla Podok, Dhaka.
Dr Joy has attended a good number seminars, didactics and conferences including most recent ones: 2007: Rule of Law, International Jurists Conference, Delhi, India; 2008: Rule of Law, Law-Asia, Kualalampur, Malaysia; 2009: Rights and Duties, International Jurists Conference, London, UK; 2009: Judicial Mediation, International Conference of Mediation for Justice, Paris, France; 2010: Mediation Mechanism for Lawyers, Bangladesh Institute of Legal Advancements, Dhaka, Bangladesh. And extensively travelled to USA, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, India, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, San Marino, Russia, Thailand, Spain, Abu Dhabi, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, China and a good number of other international destinations; presenting keynotes on socio-economic and political issues; representing Bangladesh in cultural shows and promoting positive image of Bangladesh internationally.
Dr Joy is committed to equality and social justice and has always been advocating for Human Rights and represented more than a dozen of VSOs/NGOs in Bangladesh & UK as management committee members & trustees, with life memberships of the Bangla Academy, Dhaka and the Friends of Bangladesh, London; also making contributions in national and international arena as Chairperson, Bangladesh Institute of Legal Advancements [BILA], Dhaka. Bangladesh; Member, Association of International Jurists, Delhi, India; Member, Asia Pacific Lawyers Association, Sydney, Australia; Director, International Conference of Mediation for Justice, Paris, France.
Dr Joy was interviewed by the Channel 4 TV (Training issues), BBC1 TV (Bangladesh Floods), BBC News 24 (Indo-Bangla Businesses in UK), Bangla TV (Hospitality Industry UK), STV (Legal Issues) and by the Sunrise Radio and Spectrum Radio as a writer and researcher of books on Bangladesh. He was also interviewed by BBC Radio, GLR, Radio Asia, Grove Community Radio on various ethnic minority issues of Great Britain, and in Bangladesh by RTV (Legal and Industrial Disputes); and edited, ‘Bangladesh Abroad’, a monthly magazine, published from UK for more than a year.
Dr Joy appeared in the Asian WHO IS WHO INTERNATIONAL in 1998 and Asians in the Millennium 2000, UK. He is married to Sultana Joy, a Management Consultant in UK and father of a son Sami Joy.