Bangladesh Law Commission

Bangladesh Law Commission is an independent body, set up through an act passed in the national parliament that reviews laws and recommends reforms when necessary in Bangladesh and is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1][2] Former chief justice A. B. M. Khairul Haque is the present chairman of the commission.[3]

Bangladesh Law Commission
Formation1996
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Region served
Bangladesh
Official language
Bengali
WebsiteBangladesh Law Commission

HistoryEdit

There has a number of temporary law commissions in the history of Bangladesh, the first one being set up in 1974. On 9 September 1996 the first permanent law commission was constituted. The first chairman of the commission was Fazle Kaderi Mohammad Abdul Munim, a former chief justice of Bangladesh.[1] In 2016 it drafted the Liberation War Denial Crimes Act, 2016 which made denying war crimes in the Bangladesh Liberation war a crime.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ahmed, Naimuddin. "Law Commission". Banglapedia. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Law Commission is comatose". The Daily Star. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Law Commission chairman feels Bangladesh laws not used well". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Liberation War Denial Crimes Act drafted". The Daily Star. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.