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Bangladesh: Information on adoption and its legal procedures

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 September 1993
Citation / Document Symbol BGD15083
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bangladesh: Information on adoption and its legal procedures, 1 September 1993, BGD15083, available at: [accessed 29 May 2016]
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The attached article states that the 1972 adoption law of Bangladesh was repealed in 1982 but that the Bangladeshi government was considering the reintroduction of that law in 1991 (29 June 1991). The article does not state whether or not this law was reintroduced.

 This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Inter Press Service. 29 June 1991. Tabibul Islam. "Bangladesh: May Reintroduce Child Adoption Law." (NEXIS)

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