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.

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Year Link
Date of Signature  N/A
Date of Ratification/Accession 6/11/1984(a)
Initial Report   1987 Click here
Second Reporting Cycle  
State Party’s Report   1990 Click here.
Concluding Observations 1993 Click here.
Third & Fourth Reporting Cycle
State Party’s Report 1997 Click here.
Concluding Observations 1997 Click here
Fifth Reporting Cycle
State Party’s Report 2004 Click here.
Concluding Observations 2005 Click here.
Sixth & Seventh Reporting Cycle
State Party’s Report 2010 Click here.
Concluding Observations 2011 Click here.
Follow up Report 2013 Click here.
Eighth Reporting Cycle
State Party’s Report 2015 Click here.
Concluding Observations 2016 Click here.
Follow up Report [from other sources] 2016 Click here.

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