A new relationship prioritising human rights

13 February, 2020  - By Stephen Delahunty

At the Labour Campaign for Human Rights (LCHR) we are committed to ensuring that human rights remain at the heart of the Labour Party’s policy in the United Kingdom. We think that the rollback of...

Of citizens and neighbours

23 January, 2020  - By Joseph Allchin

August 10th 2019, Assam, India — People undergo a verification process to link their Aadhar card with the National Register of Citizens (NRC), during a hearing at a seva kendra in Barpeta. Photo:...

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The manuscript of a forbidden history

9 January, 2020  - By Pinaki Bhattacharya

March 7th 1973 — Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman faces a battery of cameras when he casts his vote in the recent general election in Bangladesh in which his Awami League gained an...

Leaving democracy behind

7 January, 2020  - By Ali Riaz

January 3rd 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi left-wing activist wears a black cloth over her mouth as a protest against the allegedly fraudulent victory of the ruling Awami League, which...

Stolen at midnight: The 2018 elections

30 December, 2019  - By Kamal Ahmed

Bangladesh has passed a remarkably calm period in politics both domestically and internationally considering that a year ago it held an election that was termed “tainted” by the European Union...

A death squad comes to the hills

26 December, 2019  - By Hana Shams Ahmed

During a recent discussion on the law and order situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal vowed that he would bring peace to the CHT “at any cost”. Two...

Putting her own house in order

26 December, 2019  - By Iftekharuzzaman

Anti-corruption drive: Illustration by Jahid Jamil. The recent anti-corruption drive in Bangladesh against a few ruling party affiliated student and youth leaders, contractors and casino kingpins...