human rights abuses

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

UN rights chief’s visit: Conflicting expectations and a hope for positive change

UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.

August 1, 2022
August 1, 2022

Can police just kill people on the streets?

Accountability and immediate reforms are vital to stop this

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Govt report on enforced disappearance masks a bigger problem

Justice for the victims of enforced disappearance must be ensured

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Standard of US human rights report on Bangladesh questionable: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has questioned the quality of the US human rights report on Bangladesh, noting that Bangladeshi officials at the US Embassy in Dhaka prepare the initial draft collecting information from media reports and some NGOs.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Tendency to impose values of some countries, like LGBT rights, regrettable: Dhaka on US human rights report

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam today said the government will ask for explanation from the US side on the recently published human rights report, noting that there are fundamental flaws in it.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

'No prison in Bangladesh where people are tortured like in USA's Guantanamo'

The human rights situation in Bangladesh is better than the United States in many instances, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud today (April 14, 2022) dismissing the report of the US on human rights issues in Bangladesh.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

US human rights report on law enforcers misrepresents facts: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said the US State Department's recent human report on the abuse of power by the country's law enforcement agencies is contradictory.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

Bangladesh criticises US human rights report; points out misinformation

The government today criticised the US report on Bangladesh's human rights practices that contained some "misinformation" collected primarily from the "anti-government propaganda machines".

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

Bangladesh should respond to UN concerns on human rights: HRW

Human Rights Watch today urged the Bangladesh government to meaningfully respond to United Nations' concerns regarding grave allegations of torture, enforced disappearance, and extrajudicial killings in the country.

September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017

Address human rights abuses in Myanmar

The United Nations General Assembly and Security Council should immediately take steps to address the human rights abuses and humanitarian catastrophe in Myanmar, said a coalition of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and 87 other civil society organisations yesterday.