Article 374

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Criminal liability Forced labour

Article 374 criminalises forced labour (compelling a person to work against their will), and prescribes a sentence of up to 1 year of imprisonment and a fine for this offence.

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Article 374.

(1) Whoever unlawfully compels any person to work against the will of that person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.

(2) Whoever compels a prisoner of war or a protected person to serve in the armed forces of Bangladesh shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year.

Law / 6 October 1860 / Bangladesh / Criminal Code

The Bangladeshi Criminal Code is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The Code includes specific provisions regarding criminal liability for forced labour, kidnapping, and abduction for the purpose of slavery.