Bangladesh

HRC35 Oral Statement on the declining Human Rights situations in several Asian countries
16 June 2017 4:02 pm

35th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on the human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 16 June 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA draws the Council’s attention to declining human [ Read more ]

HRC35 Side Event: Freedom of Expression in South Asia
13 June 2017 6:34 pm

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Time: 11:00-12:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Freedom of expression continues to be under threat in South Asia. Restrictive legislation, criminal defamation, abduction, digital surveillance, killings and threats from rising extremism are some of the trends that plagued have freedom of expression in South Asia. The side event will [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Bangladesh: Conduct a credible investigation into threats of violence and ensure protection of Sultana Kamal
6:15 pm

We, several international and regional civil society organisations express deep concern over violent threats received by Sultana Kamal, a prominent lawyer and women human rights defender in Bangladesh. Sultana received these threats from the radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam (Hefazat), a coalition of teachers and students of quami Madrasas[1], after expressing her opinion on a news [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (May 2017)
2 June 2017 1:20 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The May 2017 report focused on the following: Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture and inhuman treatment Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Police raid BNP Chairperson’s party office Hindrance to freedom of assembly Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Situation [ Read more ]

From our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Peoples’ Mobilization Needed to End Enforced Disappearances
25 May 2017 10:38 am

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, and Odhikar, on the International Week of the Disappeared. Hong Kong/Dhaka/Manila; 25 May 2017: Enforced disappearance is universally recognized as a ‘crime against humanity’ under International Law. This crime is widespread across the world. Every year, on the last week of [ Read more ]

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 ]