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Name: Oppression of Women and Children (Special Enactment) Act, 1995 (No. 18 of 1995).
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1995-07-17
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-1995-L-92058
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Global Law and Regulation, Ministry of Commerce, China PDF of Act in English PDF of Act in English (consulted on 2013-01-17)
Abstract/Citation: 1. Short title
2. Definitions
3. Act to override other laws
4. Penalty for causing death by means of explosive, poisonous or corrosive substances
5. Penalty for causing grievous hurt by means of explosive, poisonousor corrosive substances
6. Penalty for rape
7. Penalty for attempts to cause death or causing hurt in or committing rape
8. Penalty for trafficking etc. in women
9. Penalty for abducting any woman for using her in unlawful or immoral etc. activities
10. Punishment for causing death, etc. for dowry
12. Penalty for trafficking in children
13. Penalty for extorting ransom money
14. Penalty for abetment of offences
15. Trial of offences
16. Special Courts
17. Jurisdiction of the Special Court
18. Investigation of offence
19. Power to impose punishments
20. Procedure of trials
21. Power of a Magistrate to take depositions at any place
22. Chemical examiner, blood examiner etc.
23. Application of the Code of Criminal Procedures
24. Submission of appeal
25. Approval of death sentence
26. Taking cognizance etc
27. Power to make rules
28. Amendment of Act XIV of 1974
29. Repeal and saving of Ordinance LX of 1983

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