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Original name: বাল্যবিবাহ নিরোধ আইন, ২০১৭
Name: Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2017 (Act No. 6 of 2017).
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-02
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-2017-L-106353
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Bangladesh, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bangladesh PDF of Act in Bengali PDF of Act in Bengali (consulted on 2018-05-08)
Abstract/Citation: Establishes a Child Marriage Prevention Committee. Prohibits child marriages for children under the age of 18 years old. Under Article 19, child marriage may still be allowed if its is deemed to be "in the best interests of the child". The Act repeals the Child Marriage REstraint Act, 1929.
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