Bangladesh

[HRC49 Side Event] Defenders in Asia: Holding the line amid mounting challenges
2 March 2022 8:07 pm

Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2022 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 (CET, Geneva) / 19:00 – 20:30 (ICT, Bangkok) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/HRC48.HRD.Register Live via: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube Human rights defenders (HRDs) play a key role in upholding and advancing human rights. In response to their bold and tireless work, HRDs become targets of harassment and attacks by [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Bangladesh: Serious human rights violations must end
8 February 2022 10:51 am

Joint written statement to the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council The undersigned organisations wish to draw the Human Rights Council’s attention to the escalating human rights violations perpetrated by the Bangladesh government. For decades, torture, ill-treatment, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, along with detention and harassment of human rights defenders (HRDs) and journalists [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Bangladesh: UN: Ban Abusive Bangladesh Unit from Peacekeeping – Role of Rapid Action Battalion Should Be Reviewed Following US Sanctions
20 January 2022 2:40 pm

(New York, January 20, 2022) – The United Nations Department of Peace Operations should ban Bangladesh’s notoriously abusive paramilitary Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from UN deployment, 12 organizations said in a letter to Under Secretary General Jean-Pierre Lacroix, made public today. Human rights organizations have documented widespread RAB abuses. UN human rights experts have also [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Bangladesh: Stop Harassment of Human Rights Defenders, Drop Charges Against Odhikar Leadership
14 December 2021 11:49 am

(December 14, 2021) – Bangladesh authorities must end the harassment of Adilur Rahman Khan and ASM Nasiruddin Elan, respectively Secretary and Director of the human rights group Odhikar, who have been targeted through the misuse of the criminal justice system, eleven rights groups said today. On December 15, 2021, the Cyber Tribunal of Dhaka will [ Read more ]

[Report] 2020 ANNI Report on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
9 December 2021 1:05 pm

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) launched the ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), that critically assesses the performance of NHRIs against the Paris Principles in 2020. The Paris Principles are the minimum international standards for ensuring independent, effective, and credible NHRIs for the promotion [ Read more ]

HRC48 Oral Statement on Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms
29 September 2021 7:59 am

48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms  Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 29 September [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – A Joint Statement by Odhikar and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
10 August 2021 9:12 pm

Odhikar, our member from Bangladesh, has published a joint statement with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH): BANGLADESH: Investigate deadly factory fire, compensate victims Dhaka/Paris; 13 July 2021: Bangladeshi authorities should conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation into a deadly fire, make the findings of the investigation public, and prosecute all those responsible, [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Bangladesh: Recent factory blaze a result of impunity and disregard of workers’ rights
5 August 2021 1:44 pm

(Bangkok, 5 August 2021) ‒ The fire at the Hashem Foods and Beverages factory on 8 July owned by the Sajeeb Group in Rupganj, in the Narayanganj district of Bangladesh, is yet another industrial disaster resulting from lax enforcement and negligence by government agencies and businesses. The Bangladesh authorities should promptly investigate the incident, hold [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Three-month human rights monitoring report on Bangladesh
9 July 2021 5:38 pm

Odhikar, our member from Bangladesh, has prepared a human rights monitoring report on Bangladesh based on the human rights situation in the country in the first three months of 2021 (April-June), where it focuses on issues such as democracy and the deprivation of freedom of expression and the right to life. For a PDF version of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Dissemination workshop on draft ADR Rules under the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act, 2013
30 June 2021 9:01 pm

Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), our member from Bangladesh, organised a dissemination workshop on draft ADR Rules under the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act, 2013 on June 23, 2021 at the Hotel InterContinental Dhaka. In this workshop, RMMRU had disseminated a developed draft ADR Rules to ensure access to justice for the vulnerable [ Read more ]