Bangladesh

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 ]

Joint Open Letter to the President of Bangladesh: Release all those arbitrarily arrested and investigate police abuse
16 August 2018 3:32 pm

(Bangkok, 13 August 2018) The President of Bangladesh, H.E. Md Abdul Hamid Bangladesh: Release all those arbitrarily arrested and investigate police abuse Dear President Hamid, We are writing to express our concerns about serious violations of civic freedoms perpetrated during recent protests in Bangladesh. We urge your government to take immediate steps to address these [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Release Shahidul Alam immediately, protect free press and people’s right to freedom of expression
9 August 2018 12:43 pm

(Bangladesh/Kathmandu, 9 August 2018) – The Asian forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the unlawful arrest of Shahidul Alam, a well-known photographer and social activist in Bangladesh. Alam, who founded the Drik Photo Gallery, was arrested shortly after he posted on Facebook about the ongoing protests for road safety in Dhaka. Alam had [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (July 2018)
8 August 2018 2:53 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The July 2018 report focuses on the following: Hindrance to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression Extrajudicial killings Public lynching and death in jail Enforced disappearances Freedom of the media Repressive laws Prison conditions Workers’ rights Promotion of Child Marriages by the [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Stop excessive use of force against student protesters demanding road safety
4 August 2018 4:23 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 4 August 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the excessive use of force and violence against the student protestors in Dhaka, who have been demanding safer roads. FORUM-ASIA urges the authorities to take urgent measures to protect their rights to free expression and peaceful assembly, and restore law [ Read more ]