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6.8 Summary table of laws and sentences in other countries.

Country Specific Law Mentioning acid Maximum Sentence Usual sentence
Bangladesh Acid Crime Suppression Act Life/Death 7 years - death
Cambodia Draft resolution being presented 10 years 9 months-10 years
India No specific law Not known Not know
Nigeria No specific law Not known Not known
Pakistan No specific law Not known Not known
Uganda Section 216(g) Penal Code Life 2 years -15 years
UK Section 29 Offences Against the Person Act, 1861 Life 10-15 years

6.9 Summary Table of Incidence Rates where yearly figures available.

Country Population Number of attacks per years Incidence
Jamaica 2.6.million 56 1:46,428
Pakistan 148.4 million 1030 1:144,077
Bangladesh 138.1 million 410 1:336,829
Uganda 25.3 million 25 1:1,012,000
Cambodia 13.4 million 10 1:1,340,000

Source Tables taken from the Baseline Survey with International Comparative Analysis of the Legal Aspects of Acid Violence in Uganda.



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