The Constitution Of The Peoples Republic Of Bangladesh

1160 WordsJun 10, 20155 Pages
conditions. Except general protection as a citizen they do not have any specific legal protection for the enforcement of their rights relating to domestic work. Laws regarding Domestic Workers in Bangladesh: The legal and institutional framework for regulating domestic work and protecting the rights of the domestic workers in Bangladesh consists of particular provisions in various laws of the country: the Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, the Labour Act, 2006,the Domestic Servants’ Registration Ordinance,1969 , Penal Code 1860, the Nari O Shishu Nirjatan Daman Ain 2000 (the Prevention of Suppression Against Women and Children Act 2000); the Children Act 2013, the Contract Act,1872,the Specific Relief Act,1877 etc .Out of these laws only Domestic Servants’ Registration Ordinance 1961 directly applicable upon the domestic workers. Now, we will consider each of the existing laws in regarding the rights of the domestic workers categorically and analyze the effectiveness of these laws to protect these rights. 1. Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh: The Constitution of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh is the supreme law of the land because constitutional supremacy prevails here. This constitution was adopted on 16th December 1972 just one year after the independence of Bangladesh. The preamble of Bangladesh Constitution states that it shall be a fundamental aim of the state to realise through democratic progress a society in which the
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