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The Family Courts Ordinance, 1985

( Ordinance NO. XVIII OF 1985 )

An Ordinance to provide for the establishment of Family Courts.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of Family Courts and for matters connected therewith;
NOW, THEREFORE, in pursuance of the Proclamation of the 24th March, 1982, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the President is pleased to make and promulgate the following Ordinance:-

Short title, extent and commencement

1. (1) This Ordinance may be called the Family Courts Ordinance, 1985.


(2) It extends to the whole of Bangladesh except the districts of Rangamati Hill Tract, Bandarban Hill Tract and Khagrachari Hill Tract.


(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, appoint.


*The Ordinance has come into force on 15th day of June, 1985 by S.R.O No. 239-L/85, dated: 29th May, 1985.

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