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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Agreement between the National Committee on Chittagong Hill Tracts Constituted by the Government and The Parbattya Chattagram Janasanghati Samity
Record 244

Country :

Bangladesh/Chittagong Hill Tracts

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement between the National Committee on Chittagong Hill Tracts Constituted by the Government and The Parbattya Chattagram Janasanghati Samity
Year :
1997
Date Signed :

02/12/1997

Summary :

Sets out framework for self-government by tribal inhabitants of Chittagong Hill Tract; agreed amendments to earlier legislation


Parties :
Govt of People's Rep of Bangladesh, Parbattya Chattagram Janasanghati Samity
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Preamble reaffirms state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bangladesh;considerable autonomy for hill tract region, see NDIs
Governance/Democratic Inst :
(B) Hill District Local Govt Council/ Hill District Council, par. 34 functions and responsibilities; (C) Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council law-making powers par. 13; (B)4 and (C) 3. Reserve seats for tribal and non-tribal reps
Women :
(B) 4. (a) reserved seats for women in every Hill District Council; and Regional Council (C)3. & 4. [prescribed number- not a minimum number]
Amnesty :
(D) 14. For all members of the Janasanghati Samity who have surrendered their arms; par.16 general amnesty to all members and inhabitants connected with their activities
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
(D) 16. b) release any member of Janasanghati Samity
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
(B) 24. Hill District Police to be appointed by Council
Refugees/Land :
(B) 26. Control of land; (D)1. Reiterating earlier agreement on refugee return; (D)2. Provides for land survey to determine land ownership, par.4 establishing Land Commission; par.3 guarantees land to tribal families
Civil Society :
(C) 9. d). Council to coordinate NGO development activities
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
(A) 3. Provides for Implementation Committee to consist of PM's rep, Task Force Chair, and the President of Parbattya Chattagram Janasanghati Samity; (D) 2. Govt commits to commence land survey, in conjunction with Regional Council, to determine land ownership, par. 4 establishing Land Commission to that end; (D) 19. Establishes govt Ministry for Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs and a supporting Advisory Committee
International Community :
UN Involvement :
Source :
on file with author


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