01/19/2023

Lu’s visit: Old message, only louder

Lu’s visit: Old message, only louder Ali Riaz US Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Donald Lu’s two-day visit to Dhaka has drawn significant attention […]
01/12/2023

DONORS RAISE CONCERNS OVER SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE, CRACKDOWN ON CRITICS: HRW

DONORS RAISE CONCERNS OVER SHRINKING CIVIC SPACE, CRACKDOWN ON CRITICS: HRW Members of the Special Security Force “Rapid Action Battalion” (RAB) are deployed during the celebration […]
12/14/2022

Bangladesh government digs in against protests as economy teeters

Experts warn of 2023 debt challenge and election considered unlikely to be fair DHAKA — Political tensions in Bangladesh are boiling after a weekend that saw […]
12/14/2022

Two Bangladeshi opposition leaders arrested in government crackdown

Seven killed and thousands arrested as Hasina regime continues repressive campaign against opponents Two top leaders of Bangladesh’s main opposition party have been arrested amid a […]
11/01/2022

What’s Next for Bangladeshi Politics?

Since July 2022, Bangladeshi opposition parties, especially the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have been holding rallies throughout the country. Though Bangladesh has experienced political volatility and regular general strikes […]
04/18/2022

US State Department 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Bangladesh

US STATE DEPARTMENT 2021 COUNTRY REPORTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICES: BANGLADESH Bangladesh’s constitution provides for a parliamentary form of government that consolidates most power in the […]
03/16/2022

Dhaka’s abstention in Ukraine vote is an anomaly

Bangladesh’s abstention in the vote on the Ukraine crisis at the United Nations’ emergency special session on March 3, 2022 deserves much more scrutiny than it […]
01/28/2022

World closely monitoring Bangladesh govt’s actions

A total of 15 press freedom and human rights organizations, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, have said that the Bangladesh government should be aware that […]
01/22/2022

UN: Ban Abusive Bangladesh Unit from Peacekeeping

Role of Rapid Action Battalion Should Be Reviewed Following US Sanctions, HRW Reports (New York, Jan 21, 2022) – The United Nations Department of Peace Operations […]