Practice Relating to Rule 4. Definition of Armed Forces
Section A. General definition
Bangladesh’s Navy Ordinance (1961), as amended to 1986, states that “‘armed forces’ means the Bangladesh Army, the Bangladesh Navy and the Bangladesh Air Force and includes their reserves when called up for training, exercise or service”.
Bangladesh’s International Crimes (Tribunals) Act (1973), as amended in 2009, states that “‘armed forces’ means the forces raised and maintained under the Army Act, 1952 (XXXIX of 1952), the Air Force Act, 1953 (VI of 1953), or the Navy Ordinance, 1961 (XXXV of 1961)”.