Mentioning that public interest litigations (PILs) are playing a helpful role in protecting human rights of the underprivileged people, chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Saturday urged judges to ensure sanctity and credibility in the judicial process while dealing with such cases.

While addressing a seminar titled 'Standing in Public Interest Litigation: An Outline' at the Supreme Court auditorium, he also called for using the capability of the judiciary for people's welfare in such cases.

Supreme Court Online Bulletin (SCOB) organised the programme.

The chief justice said the PIL system helps the judiciary move forward. "Public interest litigations are an effective tool to amend people's errors, heal the wounds to people's interests and resolve constitutional debates."

SCOB Editor justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury presented the keynote paper at the seminar where justice Muhammad Imman Ali of the Appellate Division and justice Sheikh Hassan Arif of the High Court Division also spoke.