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Of bail and bail bandits

June 18, 2016 The independence of the judiciary, respect for the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights are some of the foundations of a democratic society. The more these are abused, the weaker democracy will become, writes Saira Rahman Khan IN THE past few days there has been a slight flurry in the […]

June 18, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

CITIZENSHIP LAW 2016: Need for thorough scrutiny, drastic revision

June 10, 2016 by CR Abrar MEDIA reports inform that in early February the cabinet has approved the Citizenship Act 2016. The text is likely to be placed in the parliament in its next session. The act is meant to supersede the Citizenship Act 1951 and the Bangladesh Citizenship (Temporary Provisions) Order 1972. A sensitive […]

June 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Families demand return of their disappeared dear-ones within the month of Ramadan

May 27, 2016 (Hong Kong, 26 May 2016) Members of families of 19 disappeared victims once again took to the street, yesterday, 26 May 2016. They formed a “human chain” in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka to demand the return of their loved ones within the month of Ramadan. Prominent human rights […]

May 27, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: “We want our disappeared son back”

An article from the parents of enforced disappeared victim Imam Hassan Badal forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission May 26, 2016 “Dear Journalists: Assalamu Alaikum. My name is Ruhul Amin. Four years ago, on May 12, 2012, in this very Press Club, I did a press conference in front of you all, for the […]

May 27, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

“The inspiration is always the people”- An interview with Adilur Rahman Khan, Secretary of Odhikar, Bangladesh

5 May 2016 10:42 am After talking with its new Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, FORUM-ASIA met with the Secretary of Odhikar, Adilur Rahman Khan. Adilur has been re-elected for the second time in a row to represent its organisation in the Executive Committee of FORUM-ASIA. Adilur is a practicing lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, […]

May 12, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

তনুর লাশ এদেশে নারীর নিরাপত্তাহীনতার প্রতিচ্ছবি

*তাসকিন ফাহমিনা ১। এদেশে বিচার পাবার জন্য বিক্ষোভ, সমাবেশ, মানববন্ধন, লেখালেখি, কত কিছু যে করতে হয় তার কোন ইয়ত্তা নেই- তবুও সহজে অপরাধীর শাস্তি হয়না- বিচার  মেলেওনা বেশীরভাগ সময়।এর ওপর বর্তমান পরিস্থিতিতে মতপ্রকাশ এর স্বাধীনতা অনেকভাবে বাধাগ্রস্ত। বিভিন্ন ইস্যু ও ঘটনাপ্রবাহের তীব্রতা ভেদে সরকারের বাহিনী ও সংস্থার আচার আচরণও মারমুখি।এইতো গতবছর ১৪ই এপ্রিল পহেলা বৈশাখ […]

March 29, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed