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Case Number: Writ Petition No.3598 of 2010
Date of filing: 2010/05/04
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Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, The Cabinet Division
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Woman and Children’s Affairs
  4. Deputy Commissioner, Gazipur
  5. Superintendent of Police, Gazipur
  6. Office-In-Charge, Gazipur

 

Facts

BNWLA filed the petition against the repression of domestic workers. 14 cases were annexed to the Writ petition showing that these domestic workers had been tortured or murdered or raped by their different employers. Guidelines on prevention and elimination of repression against domestic workers were prayed in the petition.   

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 15/02/2011


Details

The High Court gave judgment and passed an order that no child aged below 12 should be employed as a domestic worker. The Court gave a set of directions to the governmentto take immediate steps to ensure the security and congenial working environment for all domestic workers.The Court also directed that education should be ensured for those aged between 12-18 and to set up a Child Labour Welfare Council immediately for the purpose of monitoring the conditions of domestic workers, and employers will be directed to obtain identity cards for domestic workers from the offices of the Councillors of City Corporation and Municipalities and Union Parishads before employing them, to maintain an effective system through the respective local government units such as Pourashava or Municipal Corporation.

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Imman Ali

Mr. Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Reference
31 BLD 265
Area of law
Freedom from torture,
Children's Rights
Keywords
Domestic Worker
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102





Case Number: Writ Petition No.3598 of 2010
Date of filing: 2010/05/04

Petitioners

Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, The Cabinet Division
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Woman and Children’s Affairs
  4. Deputy Commissioner, Gazipur
  5. Superintendent of Police, Gazipur
  6. Office-In-Charge, Gazipur

 

Facts

BNWLA filed the petition against the repression of domestic workers. 14 cases were annexed to the Writ petition showing that these domestic workers had been tortured or murdered or raped by their different employers. Guidelines on prevention and elimination of repression against domestic workers were prayed in the petition.   


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 15/02/2011:
Details

The High Court gave judgment and passed an order that no child aged below 12 should be employed as a domestic worker. The Court gave a set of directions to the governmentto take immediate steps to ensure the security and congenial working environment for all domestic workers.The Court also directed that education should be ensured for those aged between 12-18 and to set up a Child Labour Welfare Council immediately for the purpose of monitoring the conditions of domestic workers, and employers will be directed to obtain identity cards for domestic workers from the offices of the Councillors of City Corporation and Municipalities and Union Parishads before employing them, to maintain an effective system through the respective local government units such as Pourashava or Municipal Corporation.

Justices

Mr. Justice Md. Imman Ali,  

Mr. Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif



Reference
31 BLD 265

Area of law
Freedom from torture,  Children's Rights

Keywords
Domestic Worker

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 102


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45