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ANFREL’s AERC Launches Book on “Electoral Challenges in Asia Today”

ANFREL through its Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC) introduces its latest publication “Electoral Challenges in Asia Today.” The book is a compilation of researches conducted by electoral experts from across 13 countries in Asia. It presents what are deemed to be the most pressing challenges to advancing electoral democracy in Asia over the last decade. […]

November 1, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report: January 2015

The monthly human rights monitoring report for January 2015 describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Heightened political violence one year after ‘elections’; Deliberarte shooting after arrest and extrajudicial killings; Torture and degrading treatment in custody; Allegations of enforced disappearance; Mass arrests and the condition of prisons; Hindrance to freedom […]

February 12, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

A journey towards anarchy, political uncertainty and human rights violations: possibilities of dire consequences if there is no negotiated political settlement

The Awami League led Grand Alliance government amended the Constitution, ignoring protests from the main Opposition and other political parties; and criticism from various sectors of society. This Amendment was possible as the Alliance had the power of absolute majority in the Parliament before the elections, which were held on January 5, 2014 on the […]

January 4, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE

Enforced disappearance is a particularly heinous human rights violation, which is considered a crime against humanity as defined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The crime of enforced disappearance is deeply rooted in an exploitative and oppressive system that breeds poverty and violates basic human rights. It is an instrument of […]

December 24, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : November 2014

The November 2014 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Criminalization of politics Extrajudicial killings Lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies BGB atrocities on villagers in Dinajpur Torture in custody Allegations of enforced disappearance Barriers to meetings and assemblies Hindrance to freedom of expression […]

December 1, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : September 2014

The September 2014 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence Extrajudicial killings Torture in custody Allegations of enforced disappearance Situation of ready-made garment workers Barriers to meetings and assemblies Attacks on journalists Repressive Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 (Amended 2009 & 2013) […]

October 1, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed