Bangladesh

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Bangladesh: Concrete human rights improvements must accompany election to top UN rights body
11 October 2018 11:41 am

FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization in Bangladesh Odhikar Joint press release Bangladesh: Concrete human rights improvements must accompany election to top UN rights body  Dhaka, Paris, 11 October 2018: Bangladesh will be a credible member of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) only if it makes concrete [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – 24th Anniversary of Odhikar: Continuing to defend human rights and justice amid persecution
10 October 2018 2:19 pm

24th Anniversary of Odhikar: Continuing to defend human rights and justice amid persecution  Statement from Odhikar Dhaka, 09 October 2018: Odhikar remembers the victims of human rights violations around the world while commemorating its 24th founding anniversary on the 10th of October 2018. The Organisation was formed in 1994 with the vision of a just society based on [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (September 2018)
3 October 2018 1:02 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The September 2018 report focuses on the following: Upcoming National Elections: Suppression of Opposition Political Parties Election Commission: Attempts to use controversial EVM for the upcoming elections and intelligence activities Hindrance to Freedom of Expression and the Media Political Violence Independence of the Judiciary [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – statement on the imprisonment of Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong
1 October 2018 2:06 pm

Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong, sent to Prison: Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) Expresses Grave Concern and Protests [1 October 2018, Dhaka] Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) expresses grave concern over the imprisonment of Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong, against whom a case was filed under the most controversial Section 57 [ Read more ]

HRC39 Oral Statement on the Universal Periodic Review of Bangladesh
21 September 2018 11:15 am

 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Bangladesh Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 20 September, 2018 We note that Bangladesh has fully accepted 178 out of 251 recommendations. We appreciate that the government has [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Digital Security Bill legitimises suppression of freedom of expression and the press
20 September 2018 11:41 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 20 September 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM ASIA) strongly denounces the passage of the controversial Digital Security Bill yesterday by the Bangladesh Parliament. Several sections of this Bill fall short of international human rights standards and pose serious threats to the freedom of expression and the press. The [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA and ANFREL concerned about human rights violations and lack of conducive environment for free and fair elections in Bangladesh
15 September 2018 3:54 pm

(Bangkok, 15 September 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), with the participation of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL), conducted a fact-finding mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 7-10 September 2018. In light of the testimonies and data gathered during the mission, we express our utmost concern about the deterioration [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (August 2018)
4 September 2018 10:57 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The August 2018 report focuses on the following: Hindrance and Attacks on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Interference on Freedom of Expression Repressive Laws Political Violence State Repression Public Lynching Acts of Corruption Situation of Workers’ Rights Neighbouring States Violence against Women Hindrance to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – statement on the eve of International Day for the protection of persons from enforced disappearances
30 August 2018 11:15 am

All incidences of enforced disappearances should be properly investigated to ensure justice and rule of law: ASK’s call to mark the International Day for the protection of persons from missing and enforced disappearances [30 August 2018, Dhaka] 30 August is the International Day for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance[1]. On the eve [ Read more ]

Case study: Glooming effects of Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh
24 August 2018 2:58 pm

FORUM-ASIA organised its first Global Advocacy Learning Programme (GALP) on Human Rights and Development in Thailand on 19-25 November 2017. Prior to the event, participants were asked to submit case studies on specific issues related to human rights or development, with a particular focus on the role played by civil society organisations in addressing the [ Read more ]