Information on the Indemnity Ordinance, particularly on who enacted it, its purpose, reaction of the various opposition groups and on the government's reaction to the opposition's response [BGD23394.E]

Other than that attached, information on the Indemnity Ordinance could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

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. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Amnesty International (AI). April 1993. Bangladesh: A Summary of Human Rights Concerns. (AI Index: ASA 13/01/93). London: Amnesty International, p. 31.

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_____. November 1995. Human Rights Information Package: Bangladesh.

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