Human Rights in Bangladesh

August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: No govt has ever fallen for being self-critical

If we want to stop being lectured by international bodies, then we as a people, and much more so our government, must listen to our own critical voices.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

UN rights chief hits the nail on the head

Government must allow impartial investigation into rights abuse allegations

May 21, 2022
May 21, 2022

EU stresses need of vibrant civil society, raises rights concerns in Bangladesh

The European Union yesterday (May 20, 2022) stressed that a vibrant civil society is an important component of democracy, raised concerns on human rights situation in Bangladesh – in particular reports of alleged violation of rights – and emphasised the need to ensure accountability for such violations.

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 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".