Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB)
Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB) is a coalition of 20 human rights and development organisations working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the country. Started in 2007, the Forum was initially titled Human Rights Forum on Universal Periodic Review (HR-UPR Forum) since its main objective was to collectively prepare the Stakeholders Report to submit under the Universal Periodic Review process of the UN Human Rights Council. Later in 2012, the Forum has been transformed into Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB), expanding its remit to more comprehensive range of human rights issues going beyond the task of reporting under UN human rights mechanisms. Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) is the secretariat of the Forum.
Body of Deceased New Born Baby Removed from Grave, Left in Roadside: HRFB Demands Measures to be Taken against Perpetrators through Independent Investigation
Death Threat to Ayman Sadiq and Sakib Bin Rashid: HRFB’s Grave Concern
HRFB demands the full implementation of the concluding observations of UN Committee Against Torture
“Political will and top level commitment of the government will play a vital role in ensuring fair investigation and exemplary punishment against perpetrators of torture, abduction, custodial death, and in ensuring the protection of human rights defenders civil society activists journalists and media workers” said human rights lawyer Zahirul Islam Khan, Advocate Supreme Court of Bangladesh and … Read more
Press Conference on Chawkbazar Tragedy
On 24 February 2019, Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB) has organised a Press Conference at the Dhaka Reporter’s Unity in order to express their deep regret and condolences towards the loss of 67 lives and several other injured persons, due to the fire from the chemical warehouses that spread to the nearby residential units and other buildings in the area at Chawkbazar, Puran Dhaka. … Read More
Engagement with UN Human Rights Mechanism
National Seminar on One year after UPR 2018: Where are we?
“If considerable space is not created to flourish healthy political practices, evil and crooked political agents will fill in the gaps. High level of political will and commitment is required for the implementation of UPR recommendations.” This was shared by Zahirul Islam Khan Panna, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court Bangladesh, and Chairperson, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), .. Read more
Development of one-year Progress Report on UPR 2018 Commitments
Human rights situation of Bangladesh was reviewed by the the United Nations Human Rights Council in its 30th session under the Universal Periodic Review on 14 May 2018 for the third time. In this UPR cycle, 105 countries made 251 recommendations, out of which Bangladesh Government has accepted 178 and noted 73 recommendations… Read more