Bangladesh

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Specific laws

Specific law enacted No

Specific law criminalising HIV non disclosure, exposure, or transmission: No

Prosecuted using non-HIV specific laws: Yes

Prosecuted using both specific and non specific laws: No

Is non-disclosure actionable: No

Is exposure actionable: No

Is transmission actionable: No

Prosecutions

Number of prosecutions 0

Convictions

Number of convictions 0

Laws

Applicable laws

Penal Code 1860

Applicable key wording

Negligent act, Malignant act

Discussion

Penal Code 1860 (s 269) Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life- Whoever unlawfully or negligently does any act which is, and which and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the risk of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment of a term of up to six months and/or fine.

Penal Code 1860 (s 270) Malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life- An individual who malignantly does any act which is, and which he knows or has reason to believe to be, likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life, shall be punished with imprisonment with a maximum sentence of two years and/or fine. 

To our knowledge, there have been no prosecutions or convictions for the transmission of HIV occuring under this law.

Cases

Overview

None

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017

Last reviewed 01 June 2017