Bangladesh: new piracy laws

Cabinet approves draft ‘Maritime Zones Act’ with life term for piracy

The government has approved in principle a draft of the “Bangladesh Maritime Zones Act 2019” with a provision on up to life term punishment of pirates. The cabinet gave the approval in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Monday.

The rights of Bangladesh for exclusive economic zone over 200 nautical miles and its sovereign rights over 350 nautical miles in the continental shelf of the sea will be established once the law is passed, according to Cabinet Secretery Khandker Anwarul Islam.

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