Ensuring Compensation for the Victims of Wrongful Imprisonment and Wrongful Detention in Bangladesh
Keywords:Victims, Detention, Wrongful Imprisonment, Human Rights, Personal Liberty, Compensation.
Regrettably, it is true in Bangladesh people are sentenced to imprisonment, even death penalty for crimes they have not engaged at all. But there is no specific provision of claiming compensation for false imprisonment in this country with a very few exceptions. Bangladesh, as a signatory country of ICCPR, requires taking the necessary step to compensate the victims of “wrongful imprisonment” and “wrongful detention”. This paper recommends Bangladesh to enact clearly expressed legislation elucidating this right and represent modelling reforms. In favour of this recommendation, this article makes a clear picture of the problems, reasons for it and its nature in Bangladesh, describing the consequence of individuals wrongfully detained and convicted by examining recent cases. This research paper then illustrates the Bangladeshi legal frame and international legislation which Bangladesh bound to compensate these victims. Finally, the article suggests how Bangladesh can adopt all-inclusive law to compensate the victims of wrongful imprisonment and detention.
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