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The Claims for Maintenance (Recovery Abroad) Ordinance, 1959

( Ordinance NO. L OF 1959 )

An Ordinance to give effect to the United Nations Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Claims for Maintenance.1

WHEREAS the United Nations Conference on Maintenance Obligations held at New York from the 29th May, 1956, to the 20th June, 1956, adopted the Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance;
AND WHEREAS Article 13 of the said Convention provides that the Convention may be acceded to at any time on behalf of any Member of the United Nations;
AND WHEREAS Bangladesh, being a Member of the United Nations, has, in pursuance of the aforesaid Article, acceded to the Convention on the fourteenth day of July, 1959;
AND WHEREAS it is expedient to give effect to the Convention;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the seventh day of October, 1958, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

Short title and commencement
1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Claims for Maintenance (Recovery Abroad) Ordinance, 1959.
(2) It shall come into force at once.

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    Throughout this Ordinance, the words “Bangladesh” and “Government” were substituted for the words “Pakistan” and “Central Government” respectively by section 3 and the Second Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973)
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