The World Organisation Against Torture has issued an urgent appeal over the ongoing detention of human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan of Bangladesh.
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has expressed grave concern over the arbitrary detention of prominent human rights defender Adilur Rahman Khan of Bangladesh.
To the extent that microcredit serves an ideological function—reinforcing the belief that an unrestrained market works to the advantage of even society’s least fortunate—it can prove tragically counterproductive, writes Mark Engler.
“Today’s world must respect human rights. No country can feel safe without respecting human rights and democracy” said Dr Mizanur Rahman, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh while inaugurating the fifth...
The Thai government should investigate reports that authorities forcibly pushed back to sea 91 ethnic Rohingyas seeking asylum, Human Rights Watch said, as a motorless vessel with 91 migrants turned up 700 kilometres away.
Thailand should immediately allow the United Nations refugee agency unhindered access to 211 detained ethnic Rohingya asylum seekers to determine whether they qualify for refugee status, Human Rights Watch said on 2 February 2011.
A string of civil society groups from across the region have expressed grave concern about the treatment of over a thousand Rohingyas from Burma and migrants from Bangladesh who were forcibly expelled and abandoned...