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Does Bangladesh abide by the values of the Commonwealth Charter?

Today is Commonwealth Day. It is a day when the historic Charter of the Commonwealth will be formalised.  Through the Charter, Commonwealth leaders commit to upholding: democracy; human rights; peace and security; tolerance, respect and understanding; freedom of expression; separation of powers; rule of law;…

Women and Children’s Rights in Bangladesh — Woefully Inadequate

In 2013, violence against women continues with impunity in Bangladesh. In January 2013, the New Age reported how a local leader of the Awami League, Mahfuzur Rahman, had allegedly raped a woman in the district of Bagherhat, and then compelled her to leave the country.…

Bangladesh Unrest 2013 – Key Facts

Here are key facts behind the issues affecting human rights in Bangladesh. Be it press freedom, police brutality or the controversial ‘International’ Crimes Tribunal, it is proving to be a divisive  year for human rights in Bangladesh. International War Crimes Tribunal [ICT] Condemned by multiple…