Constitution of Bangladesh

The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is the constitutional document of Bangladesh. It was adopted on 16 December 1972. It provides the framework of the Bangladeshi republic with a parliamentary government, fundamental human rights and freedoms, an independent judiciary, democratic local government and a national bureaucracy. The constitution includes references to socialism, Islam, secular democracy and the Bengali language. It commits Bangladesh to “contribute to international peace and co-operation in keeping with the progressive aspirations of mankind”. The constitution has several controversial elements like Article 70.

Judicial precedent is enshrined in Bangladesh’s constitution under Article 111, which makes Bangladesh an integral part of the common law world. Judicial review is also supported by the constitution.

Details: Constitution of Bangladesh