[Open Letter] Crackdown on Press Freedom & Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh
4 May 2021 11:34 pm

03 May 2021 H.E. Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland RE: Crackdown on Press Freedom & Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh Dear High Commissioner Bachelet, On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, we write to draw your attention to the escalating human [ Read more ]

[Joint Letter] Statement condemning the brutal firing on unarmed construction workers of the Banshkhali coal-fire
20 April 2021 11:15 pm

(April 20, 2021) – We, the undersigned, condemn the brutal killing of at least five and the grievous injury to more than 50 workers of the Banshkhali coal-fired power plant in Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh. At least five people were killed, and numerous others gravely injured when state security forces started shooting live ammunition at the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – Safe Internet orientation: Increasing Digital Visibility
1 April 2021 5:22 am

Y – Moves Project of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) with YFC BD and YES BD, with the support from Plan International Bangladesh organised an event titled “Safe Internet orientation: Increasing Digital Visibility” at the Saint Bangladesh, Barisal premises on 15 March 2021. This event was organised on the occasion of observing the International Women’s [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Bangladesh: ‘Golden Jubilee’ Should Be Turning Point on Human Rights
30 March 2021 3:53 pm

For Immediate Release International Community Should Stand with Victims of Abuses (New York, March 26, 2021) – Governments joining the celebrations to mark the 50th Founding Anniversary of Bangladesh and to honor the birth centenary of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 26, 2021, should know that Bangladeshis are enduring an escalating crackdown on human rights by the Awami League-led [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] International Community Must Respond to Crackdown on Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh
9 March 2021 8:54 pm

(March 5, 2021) – The Bangladeshi authorities must end their escalating crackdown on human rights, and respect and protect people’s rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Bangladesh to curb protesters demanding justice for writer Mushtaq Ahmed’s death in prison on 25 February, the nine undersigned human rights organizations said in a joint [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] UN: Grave Allegations Involving Visiting Bangladesh Army Chief
5 February 2021 8:18 pm

(New York) – The United Nations should use its meetings with senior Bangladeshi military officials next week to protest attempts to use the UN as cover for abuses at home, seven human rights groups said today. The UN should announce a comprehensive review of UN relations with Bangladeshi armed forces, the top troop contributor to peacekeeping [ Read more ]

[Publication] Impunity Report in South Asia
17 January 2021 8:53 am

Impunity is the absence of accountability and the rule of law. Impunity is defined in an international human rights instruments as the ‘impossibility, de jure or de facto, of bringing perpetrators of violations to account’, in criminal, civil, administrative or disciplinary proceedings, because such perpetrators are not made subject to inquiries that will allow them [ Read more ]

Open letter to the SAARC Council of Ministers urging the establishment of a South Asia regional human rights mechanism
23 September 2020 6:17 pm

Date: 23 September 2020 To, H.E. Mr. Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bhutan H.E Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs, India H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minster of Foreign Affairs, Maldives H.E. Mr. Pradeep [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Bangladesh: End Enforced Disappearances
28 August 2020 8:01 pm

Bangladesh: End Enforced Disappearances Hold Law Enforcement Accountable *Joint Statement by 12 human rights groups ahead of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, 2020 (Dhaka, August 28, 2020) – Bangladesh security forces and law-enforcement agencies continuously commit enforced disappearances with impunity, targeting journalists, activists, and government critics, 12 human rights groups said [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM), India – July Report 2020
3 August 2020 3:23 pm

July Report 2020 Published on the 3rd August 2020 Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) made 11 complaints of gross human rights violation before the relevant state authorities and different human rights institutions; especially the National Human Rights Commission during the month of July 2020. During this period we made updated complaints regarding 7 cases formerly [ Read more ]