PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION (PIL)

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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 6373 of 2007
Date of filing: 2007/07/19
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Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Service Trust (BLAST);

2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

2. Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare

3. Director General, Department of Social Service

4. Inspector General of Prisons, PS- Lalbag, Dhaka

Facts

BLAST, along with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), filed a writ petition based on a news item published in the Daily Star on 09.04.2007 challenging the detention of 420 juvenile prisoners alongside adults in different jails around Bangladesh while the three Correctional Homes having accommodation capacity for 700 children had only 200 inmates.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 24/07/2007


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to take necessary steps to transfer the juveniles held in jails to Juvenile Development Centers and to show cause as to why their detention should not be declared illegal and without any lawful authority.

Justices

Mr Justice Syed Mahmud 
Hossain

Mr Justice Farid Ahmed

 

 



Date: 17/07/2008


Details

Application to send the juveniles in jail custody to the Juvenile Development Centres/ children correctional homes was allowed by the Court.

Justices

Mr Justice Syed Mahmud 
Hossain

Mr Justice Farid Ahmed



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Life,
Safeguards on Arrest,
Liberty,
Freedom from torture,
Children's Rights
Keywords
Juveniles in Jail Case
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 31; The Children Act, 1974 and Rules 1976;

Probation of Offenders Ordinance, 1960 and Rules 1971;

Bengal Jail Code; Convention on the Rights of the Child,1990;

 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966;

Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice, 1985;

United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency, 1900;

Minimum Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, 1900





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 6373 of 2007
Date of filing: 2007/07/19

Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Service Trust (BLAST);

2. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs

2. Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare

3. Director General, Department of Social Service

4. Inspector General of Prisons, PS- Lalbag, Dhaka

Facts

BLAST, along with Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), filed a writ petition based on a news item published in the Daily Star on 09.04.2007 challenging the detention of 420 juvenile prisoners alongside adults in different jails around Bangladesh while the three Correctional Homes having accommodation capacity for 700 children had only 200 inmates.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 24/07/2007:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi directing the respondents to take necessary steps to transfer the juveniles held in jails to Juvenile Development Centers and to show cause as to why their detention should not be declared illegal and without any lawful authority.

Justices

Mr Justice Syed Mahmud ,   Hossain,  

Mr Justice Farid Ahmed

 ,  

 ,  


Date: 17/07/2008:
Details

Application to send the juveniles in jail custody to the Juvenile Development Centres/ children correctional homes was allowed by the Court.

Justices

Mr Justice Syed Mahmud ,   Hossain,  

Mr Justice Farid Ahmed



Reference

Area of law
Life,  Safeguards on Arrest,  Liberty,  Freedom from torture,  Children's Rights

Keywords
Juveniles in Jail Case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 31; The Children Act, 1974 and Rules 1976;

Probation of Offenders Ordinance, 1960 and Rules 1971;

Bengal Jail Code; Convention on the Rights of the Child,1990;

 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966;

Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice, 1985;

United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency, 1900;

Minimum Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty, 1900


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