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Name: Children's Act, 2013 (Act No. 24 of 2013).
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2013-02
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-2013-L-94284
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Bangladesh, Bangladesh PDF of Act in Bengali PDF of Act in Bengali (consulted on 2013-10-08)
Abstract/Citation: Act to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Act changes the legal definition of a child from being a person under the age of 14 to one under the age of 18. It criminalizes any kind of cruelty inflicted on children while they are working in both the formal and informal sectors. In addition, the Act will prescribe punishments for using or exploiting children in begging, in brothels, and in carrying drugs, arms, or other illegal commodities.
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