Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, Barrister-at-Law, is a Member of Parliament in the Bangladesh National Parliament. He was born on the 19th of November 1971 during the War of Liberation. He is married and has two sons.
He is the younger of two sons of Late Sheikh Fazlul Haque Moni(who was a great Freedom Fighter, journalist and politician) and Late Shamsunnessa Arju Moni, who were assassinated along with the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on 15th August, 1975.
He completed his LL.B (Honours) with Upper Second Class from the University of Wolverhampton, U.K. in 1996. He then completed his Bar Final Course under the General Council of the Bar of England and Wales in 1997.He is a Member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, U.K. He is also a Member of the Bangladesh Bar Council and has been practising in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh since 2001. He has been enrolled as an Advocate in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 24th August, 2010.
He was the lead Counsel to the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and had successfully defended her in all her cases. He was also the Counsel in the ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Murder Case’ before the High Court Division and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
He practices mostly in Company Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law (Law of Judicial Review). He was a Member of the International Bar Association and became a Member of the Legal Working Group on Energy and Natural Gas. He worked as Local legal Counsel in vaious projects funded by the World Bank, Department for International Development of UK (DFID), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan Bank of International Co-operation (JBIC). He was one of the eminent Lawyers who were called by the ‘Special Committee on Amendment of the Constitution of Bangladesh’ for opinion on constitutional reforms and amendment of the Constitution of Bangladesh.
During 1998 to 2001, he became the Printer and Publisher of the renowned daily Bengali newspaper, named the ‘Daily Banglar Bani’, which was founded by his father during the war of liberation.
In the 9th General Election to Bangladesh National Parliament held on the 29th December 2008, he contested with the nomination of the Bangladesh Awami League from the National Constituency-185, Dhaka-12. (Present 183, Dhaka-10) and was elected as a Member of Parliament. He was a Member of the Standing Committee in Parliament of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources and the Ministry for Law, Justice and Parlimentary Affairs. Again in the 10th National Parliamentary Election in 2014, the electorate elected him as a Member of Parliament.He has also enriched the activities of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Food and Committee on Estimate.
He attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), LDCs Group of 77 Meetings held from the 7th to 18th December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a Member of the Delegation of the Government of Bangladesh.He took part in the World Bank Group Energy Strategy Consultations held on April 18, 2010. He also took part as an International Observer in the UK General Election 2010 from Bangladesh invited by the Commonwealth Parilamentary Association, UK Branch, and the Royal Commonwealth Society. UK, from the 2nd May, 2010 till 9th May, 2010. On the invitation of the Improved Capacity For Energy Access (ICEA), a USAID funded project, he participated in the July 2010 Energy Regulatory Commission Study Tour involving government related energy entities in the United Stated of America. The Study Tour was organized by the International Resources Group (IRG) with the assistance of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) of USA and included visits with the Government of Bangladesh counterparts in the USA. He also visited Japan in from the 22nd February to 1st March 2011, on the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan under its official invitation program. In Japan, he met the Japanese Members of Parliament, high official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the business leaders of Japan.
He is a signatory to the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 2011.
He is a Member of the Senate of the Dhaka University..
He is the member secretary of Bangladesh Awami League’s associate organization Bangabandhu Awami Lawyers Council.