SAHR welcomes the report of the joint mission by UNESCO and IUCN on the current state of conservation of the Sundarbans

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South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) welcomes the report of the fact finding mission (http://whc.unesco.org/en/documents/148097) jointly conducted by UNESCO and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to assess the current state of conservation of the Sundarbans, from 22 to 28 March 2016. The mission strongly recommends the…

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Leash on NGOs

Just-passed bill makes any ‘derogatory’ comments by foreign-funded NGOs on constitution, constitutional bodies a criminal offence; NGOs, legal experts decry A provision in a just-passed bill contradicts people’s democratic rights, as this makes it an offence for foreign-funded NGOs to make “inimical” and “derogatory” remarks on the constitution and constitutional…

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SAHR advocates the government of Bangladesh to immediately abandon the construction of the Rampal coal power plant in the proximity of Sundarbans

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South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), the regional network of human rights defenders is extremely concerned of the uncompromising stance taken by the government of Bangladesh to proceed with the construction of the 1,320MW coal power plant in Rampal, in the close proximity of Sundarbans mangrove, a Ramsar and World…

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