Bangladesh

Joint Statement – Bangladesh: Press Freedom cannot be achieved without effective justice institutions
3 May 2017 3:00 pm

Bangkok/Kathmandu/Hong Kong/Dhaka: The World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May, is celebrated as an occasion to revisit the essence of fundamental principles of the freedom of press. The state of press freedom is analysed throughout the world. The day is marked by highlighting sacrifices of journalists – in various forms – for their professional dedication, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (April 2017)
2 May 2017 10:40 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The April 2017 report focused on the following: extrajudicial killings; torture and inhuman treatment; enforced disappearances; public lynching; political violence; Collecting information of leaders of the opposition parties by Special Branch of Police Electoral system and local government Hindrance to freedom of assembly [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Report of National Consultation on the Implementation of the UN Convention Against Torture
19 April 2017 2:36 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, in collaboration with the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and Bangladesh Alliance against Torture, organised a two-day National Consultation on the Implementation of the UN Convention Against Torture on January 25 and 26, 2017 at the CCDB-HOPE Foundation in Savar, Dhaka, to mobilise civil society and create a platform for [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (March 2017)
4 April 2017 6:23 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The March 2017 report focuses on the following: extrajudicial killings; torture and inhuman treatment; enforced disappearances; public lynching; political violence; local government elections held with irregularities; hindrance to freedom of assembly; hindrance to freedom of expression and the media; situation of workers’ rights; [ Read more ]

HRC34 Oral Statement on deteriorating human rights situations in Asia
15 March 2017 11:33 am

34th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by John Samuel On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 15 March 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA draws the Council’s attention to several deteriorating human rights [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Human Rights Defence and Blogging in Bangladesh
6 March 2017 3:56 pm

Date: Tuesday 7 March 2017 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) along with Front Line Defenders, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) have organised a side-event on which will focus on human rights [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Killing of journalists and human rights defenders must stop
8 February 2017 6:30 pm

(Bangkok, 8 February 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the killing of Mr. Abdul Hakim Shimul, a prominent journalist of the Bangladeshi daily newspaper, Samakal, and human rights defender. Mr. Shimul was hit by a bullet allegedly fired by Shahzadpur Municipality Mayor Halimul Haque Miru, while he was [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Stop judicial harassment of Adilur Rahman Khan and A.S.M Nasiruddin Elan of Odhikar
18 January 2017 4:55 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 18 January 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the continuous judicial harassment faced by its member Odhikar and its staff members, particularly Secretary Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, who is also the Vice-Chairman of FORUM-ASIA, and Director Mr. A.S.M Nasiruddin Elan, were charged under Section 57 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Annual Human Rights Report 2016
11 January 2017 5:02 pm

Odhikar has been diligently working to protect and promote the civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of the people since its inception in 1994. Odhikar consistently monitors the human rights situation of Bangladesh and releases a status report every month, based on Odhikar’s own fact finding, information collection and reports sent by associated local [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Repeal Foreign Donations Regulation Bill and ensure enabling environment for civil society
27 October 2016 4:12 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 27 October 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses its concern over the enactment of another restrictive law in Bangladesh, the Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Bill (FDRB) (2016) that aims to impose restrictions on the activities and the ability of foreign funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to access resources. [ Read more ]