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20/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Constitution of the People‌‌‍’s Republic of Bangladesh

1Chapter I

THE SUPREME COURT

Jurisdiction of Appellate Division
103. (1) The Appellate Division shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine appeals from judgments, decrees, orders or sentences of the High Court Division.
 
 
(2) An appeal to the Appellate Division from a judgment, decree, order or sentence of the High Court Division shall lie as of right where the High Court Division –
 
 
(a) certifies that the case involves a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of this Constitution ; or
 
 
(b) has confirmed a sentence of death or sentenced a person to death or to imprisonment for life ; or
 
 
(c) has imposed punishment on a person for contempt of that division ; and in such other cases as may be provided for by Act of Parliament.
 
 
(3) An appeal to the Appellate Division from a judgment, decree, order or sentence of the High Court Division in a case to which clause (2) does not apply shall lie only if the Appellate Division grants leave to appeal.
 
 
(4) Parliament may by law declare that the provisions of this article shall apply in relation to any other court or tribunal as they apply in relation to the High Court Division.

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    Substituted for the former Chapter I by the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act XIV of 2011), section 31.
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