Law Minister Anisul Huq handed over new ‘Bangladesh Code’ to Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain at the Supreme Court in the city on Thursday afternoon.
This time, the code has been published in 42 parts.The code contains all regulations, president’s orders, laws and ordinances from 1799 to 2014.
According to Bangladesh Laws (Revision and Declaration) Act-1973’s Section-6, it is obligatory to publish all laws as Bangladesh Code after updating.
In the independent country, the Bangladesh Code was first published in 1980.
After updating laws from 1799 to 1937, the code was then published in 11 parts.
Upon the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and financial assistance of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 2000, the work of updating all laws began.
Then in 2007, Bangladesh Code was published in 38 parts. After that, the premier with the financial help of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) undertook the work of updating the code again.Later, the code in 42 parts containing the updating laws from 1799 to 2014 was printed and published.