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


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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Press Release The International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission expresses grief at the death of its co-chair Lord Eric Avebury

20 February 2016, Dhaka: The International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) is deeply saddened by the death of Lord Eric Avebury at his London residence on 14 February 2016 after a long struggle with a terminal illness. Eric Avebury, a Liberal Member of the British House of Lords and Vice-Chair…

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