Bangladesh

Article 1 of the Constitution declares Bangladesh to be ‘a unitary, independent, sovereign republic.’ The 1972 Constitution of Bangladesh ensured a secular nation but the Constitution was amended in 1988 with the 8th amendment which established Islam as the state religion. The Constitution stipulates ‘the principle of absolute trust and faith in Almighty Allah’ as one of the fundamental principles of state policy in the Preamble. However, Article 41 ensures that religions other than Islam may be practiced in peace and harmony in the Republic.

Initial Report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding comments on the initial report

Second Periodic Report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding comments on the second periodic report

Third and Fourth Periodic Report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the third and fourth periodic report

Fifth Periodic Report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the fifth periodic report

Sixth and Seventh Periodic Report
CEDAW Committee’s concluding observations on the sixth and seventh periodic report


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