Joint Submission by the Solidarity Group for Bangladesh comprising of Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Odhikar, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) to the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review.
The Solidarity Group for Bangladesh submits this report with the aim to provide a mid-term assessment of the status of implementation of UPR recommendations accepted and noted by Bangladesh in its third UPR. The report focuses on the recommendations that are relevant to the work of the submitting organisations. In this report, the Solidarity Group for Bangladesh seeks to provide a comprehensive assessment of not only the Bangladesh government’s implementation of its third-cycle UPR recommendations, but also to assess its larger efforts to resolve and overcome the country’s major political and human rights challenges.
The aim of this report is to assess the status of implementation of UPR recommendations accepted and noted by the government during its third UPR. Of the 178 recommendations accepted by the government, the report assesses the 83 that are relevant to the work of the submitting organisations. The report found that the government failed to fully implement all these 83 recommendations it accepted: 30 of them were only partially implemented, while no progress was made towards the implementation of the other 53. Out of the 72 “noted” (i.e. not accepted) recommendations, the report assessed 57 recommendations and found that the government failed to take any steps to implement 55 of them, and only partially implemented the remaining two.
Mid-term UPR Assessment Report_Bangladesh_Joint Submission_Solidarity Group for Bangladesh (full text in English, PDF)