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Rohingya reality and the elusive strategy paper

by CR Abrar IT IS worth noting that, after years of dithering, last September the government of Bangladesh framed a strategy paper for dealing with the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh. Any rationale being would agree that any strategy should be devised taking into consideration the existing reality. Although the document appears to […]

October 23, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Defending human rights of women : a note from Bangladesh

Since the early part of the last century, Begum Rokeya Shakawat Hussain was engaged in defending the human rights of women. Like many women of her time and as now she also used the notion of ‘Nari Mukti'(emancipation of women) meaning freedom from all forms of violence, discrimination and inequality. She worked hard till the […]

September 25, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Women human rights defenders in Bangladesh

In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote, in her Vindication of the Rights of Women, that the struggle for rights of women is located within the personal space – the home and the family; and within the public sphere – the political and economic world. More than two hundred years later, around the world, women are now […]

September 25, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Women human rights defenders in India : few socio-legal aspects

Women’s struggles for freedom and equality have been a vibrant part of all social movements for transformation and social justice through history. Mary Wollstonecraft wrote in 1792 in her Vindication of the Rights of Womenthat the struggle for rights of women is located within the personal space – the home and the family; and within […]

September 25, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Intercepting/recording inter-personal communications : infringing on democratic liberties of the citizens

Article by Nurul Kabir, Acting Editor of New Age, Dhaka, who comments upon the Bangladesh Telecommunication (amendment) Act, 2006. The author concludes: “Under such undemocratic legal and political an environment the country’s media discharges its democratic responsibility, as much as possible, to keep the people informed. Now that a legal tool is there for the government […]

April 1, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh Telecommunication Ordinance 2005 : national security or infringement on civil rights?

Article by Arafat Amin, Researcher, Odhikar. Tapping a telephone does not only infringe the privacy of the person who owns the telephone, the interception subject – it also affects anyone who calls or is called by that person. If communications relating to medical, religious, journalistic or legally privileged material are likely to be involved, the […]

January 1, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed