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 ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – eSymposium on Hunger, Exploitation, Hate Crime and Xenophobia. Rohingyas on Land and at Sea
9 July 2020 4:02 pm

RMMRU eSymposium on Hunger, Exploitation, Hate Crime and Xenophobia Rohingyas on Land and at Sea Press Release Thursday, 9 July 2020   Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. The Rohingyas are no exception. The lockdowns and economic slowdown in different countries have robbed Rohingyas of their livelihood opportunities and pushed [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Trace missing journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol at the earliest
19 March 2020 4:39 pm

(Kathmandu/ Bangkok, 19 March 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the alleged enforced disappearance of Shafiqul Islam Kajol, a Bangladeshi photo-journalist and editor of the Dhaka-based Bangla-language biweekly Pakkhakal. He has been missing since 10 March 2020.  His disappearance is particularly concerning given the criminal defamation [ Read more ]

From C R Abrar from our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Redrawing Rohingya Strategy
3 February 2020 4:26 pm

Redrawing Rohingya Strategy By C R Abrar from our member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Within a week of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that provisionally recognised the group identity of the Rohingya and the unremitting persecution that the community has endured over decades, Bangladesh government announced that it [ Read more ]

Felani murdered nine years ago: Odhikar’s statement on the killings of and human rights violations on Bangladeshi nationals along the border by Indian Border Security Force
6 January 2020 10:52 am

Dhaka, 6 January 2020: January 7, 2020 marks nine years since the death anniversary of Felani Khatun[1], a Bangladeshi adolescent who was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF). In 2011, on this day, BSF members shot and killed Felani Khatun at the India-Bangladesh border and hanged her body from the fence. However, [ Read more ]

ANNI Member Update, Odhikar – Bangladesh
22 October 2019 12:02 pm

Quarterly Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh Reporting Period: July – September 2019 This report is based on the human rights situation in Bangladesh from July to September 2019. The human rights situation continued to remain grave during the reporting period. The Awami League government, which came to power without the people’s vote, has systematically [ Read more ]

ANNI Member Update, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) – Bangladesh
11:48 am

A call for transparency By Tamanna Hoq Riti from ANNI member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) The National Human Rights Commission’s procedures require an upgrade The former chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh went in retirement on July 1, 2019. We were expecting to get a new chairperson from July, but unfortunately, that did [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Kashmir: The Desecrated Crown
20 October 2019 3:12 pm

Kashmir: The Desecrated Crown 20, October,2019 “Boys and girls can now talk to each other,” declared the governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on October 14. He made the comment while announcing the resumption of post-paid mobile phone services in the valley after a 72-day blockade, imposed on the eve of the Centre’s decision to [ Read more ]