Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday handed over the latest edition of Bangladesh Code to Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain.
The law ministry has published the latest edition in December last year in total 42 volumes containing 1,085 laws, regulations, president's orders, and ordinances formulated and issued since 1799 to June 30, 2014, ministry sources said.
Anisul Huq handed over all the 42 volumes of new Bangladesh Code to the chief justice at his Supreme Court office yesterday.
The government has to publish Bangladesh Code updating all the practicing laws and regulations continuously as per Section 5 of Bangladesh Laws Revision and Declaration Act 1973.
The Bangladesh Code was published for the first time in 1980 in 11 volumes containing the laws formulated since 1799 to 1937 after its independence.
The government started updating Bangladesh Code in 2013 with the financial assistance from the United Nations Development Programme, a law ministry press release said.