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  1. Bangladesh - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-10-24 | BGD-2013-L-95798

    The law stipulates that the police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Customs, Immigration, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), intelligence agencies, Ansar & VDP, Coast Guard and other public servants cannot extract confessional statement through torture.

    The law says any custodian torturing a detainee would be liable of committing offences defined under the law. Again, any person attempting to commit, aiding and abetting to commit, or conspiring to commit an offence must be considered an offender.

    According to the new law, for any death in custody, the custodian would be awarded with rigorous life imprisonment or a fine of Tk100,000. In addition, they must compensate family members of the affected with Tk200,000.

  2. Bangladesh - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Family Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2010 (Act No. 58 of 2010). - Legislation on-line in Bengali

    Adoption: 2010 | BGD-2010-L-92067

    Implements the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Contains provisions for the protection of women and children against domestic violence.

  3. Bangladesh - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2009 (Act No. XXXII of 2009)

    Adoption: 2009 | Date of entry into force: 2007-11-01 | BGD-2009-L-94046

    Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1898.

  4. Bangladesh - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure of 1898 (Act No. V of 1898). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1898-03-22 | BGD-1898-L-94047

    Regulates the procedures for the hearing of criminal cases.

  5. Bangladesh - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Penal Code (Act No. XLV of 1860). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1860-10-06 | BGD-1860-L-92056

    Chapter I - Introduction
    Chapter II - General Explanations
    Chapter III - Punishments
    Chapter IV - General Exceptions
    Chapter V - Abetment
    Chapter VA - Criminal Conspiracy
    Chapter VI - Offences Against the State
    Chapter VII - Offences relating to the Army, Navy or Air Force
    Chapter VIII - Offences Against Public Tranquility
    Chapter IX - Offences by or relating to Public Servants
    Chapter IXA - Offences relating to Elections
    Chapter X - Contempts of the Lawful Authority of Public Servants
    Chapter XI - False Evidence and Offences Against Public Justice
    Chapter XII - Offences relating to Coin and Government Stamps
    Chapter XIII - Offences relating to Weights and Measures
    Chapter XIV - Offences Affecting the Public Health, Safety, Convenience, Decency and Morals
    Chapter XV - Offences relating to Religion
    Chapter XVI - Offences affecting the Human Body
    Chapter XVII - Offences against Property
    Chapter XVIII - Offences relating to Documents and Trade or Property Marks
    Chapter XIX - Criminal Breach of Contracts of Service
    Chapter XX - Offences relating to Marriage
    Chapter XXI - Defamation
    Chapter XXII - Criminal Intimidation, Insult, Prejudicial Act and Annoyance
    Chapter XXIII - Attempts to Commit Offences

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