Opinion

February 5, 2020
February 5, 2020

Protecting the rights of a child offender

Bangladesh has a population of more than 160 million and almost half the population are children. Due to their young age, children who come in conflict with the law may not possess the maturity to...

January 25, 2020
January 25, 2020

What comes after the ICJ ruling?

All eyes were turned to The Hague on Thursday when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) came back with its momentous decision on emergency provisional measures for the protection of the...

January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020

Killings at the Bangladesh-India border

January 7 marked the ninth anniversary of the gruesome killing of Felani Khatun, 15 years old, at Anantapur border of Phulbari Upzila

January 5, 2020
January 5, 2020

Why is most of Asia looking away from Myanmar?

The latest resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly condemning rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims and other minority groups in Myanmar was the third such resolution on the subject.

January 3, 2020
January 3, 2020

Will the National Human Rights Commission fulfil our expectations?

At a recent dialogue between civil society members and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the newly appointed

December 28, 2019
December 28, 2019

Addressing the plight of women migrant workers

In recent time numerous stories have been reported in the media about the unspeakable sufferings and exploitations of Bangladeshi women migrant workers (WMWs) in some Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)...

December 23, 2019
December 23, 2019

Has Bangladesh provided an excuse for Suu Kyi’s defence?

It was another reprehensible act of genocide denial. While defending the indefensible at the world court, the International Court of Justice

December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019

A pathway to justice through jurisdiction?

Public hearings are currently taking place on the request for the indication of provisional measures—an interim order on Myanmar to cease and desist from any actions that harms or may cause harm to...

December 9, 2019
December 9, 2019

Rokeya and the need for more sisterhood

In the last few weeks, about 40 Bangladeshi domestic workers in Saudi Arabia posted video messages on social media with SOS calls to be rescued.

December 2, 2019
December 2, 2019

CHT Accord: 22 years of promises not kept

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts, clashes between Bangladeshi military and Shanti Bahini continued for more than two decades.