Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs submits report to the National Human Rights Commission on eviction of indigenous Chak villagers

On 13 May 2013, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Bangladesh, requested the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA) to conduct an inquiry of eviction of indigenous Chak villagers from their ancestral villages in Naikhyongchari of Bandarban district and to submit the report to the NHRC. Accordingly, the MoCHTA appointed…

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CHTC release statement of concern following increased violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

The International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission has released a statement of concern, following report amounting to increased violence in the Chittagong Hill Tract area. The statement makes mention of injury relating to firing by riot police, arbitrary arrest and torture, attack, intra-party violence among other incidents that highlight the nature…

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Afghanistan adopts new IDP policy

As the Afghan government continues to restore stability, infrastructure, and services to Afghans, it has pledged to better support those displaced from their homes by militancy and other disasters. As if having to pull up stakes and leave your belongings behind weren’t bad enough, many of these internally displaced people…

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