Bangladesh


UN Report Criticizes Bangladesh Over Extrajudicial Killings And Disappearances

A report issued by the United Nations Working Group on Involuntary and Enforced Disappearances last week strongly criticized the government of Bangladesh, citing both the excessive use of force by state actors and a “high rate” of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. The report called on the Bangladeshi government to […]


Bangladeshi Assault: Two Militants Dead And The Standoff Fails To End

On Sunday in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bangladeshi troops assaulted an apartment house in the northeastern city of Sylhet, killing two of the militants in the building. The troops attacked using tear gas, firing bullets, and used armored vehicles in an attempt to flush out the militants holed up in the building. […]


UN Launches International Investigation Into Allegations Of Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution warranting an international fact-finding mission to investigate allegations of killings, rape, and torture of the Rohingya people by Myanmar’s military and security forces in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution brought by the European […]


Investigating The Inhumane Treatment Of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on Myanmar, agreeing to launch an international investigation into alleged rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. The 47-member human rights body will send a team of experts to Rakhine State, where most of Myanmar’s Muslims live, to investigate a military operation carried […]


Bangaldesh Girls’ Rights Threatened By Child Marriage Legislation

On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Bangladesh parliament approved a law that will allow girls under the age of 18 to marry under “special circumstances” if parents or guardians deem it in their “best interests.” Children’s rights charities and organizations fear that the law is open to abuse since it sets […]


Sea Slaves: The Violation Of Human Rights Within The Fishing Industry In Southeast Asia

In March 2015, after 18 months of investigation, Associated Press (AP) journalists first traced the seafood available in supermarkets across the world to the abusive practices of human trafficking and slavery within the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. The Associated Press reported that “this intricate web of connections separates the […]


The Retreat Of International Law

Despite the discussions of rule-based systems in governing maritime security, recent events seem to point to the erosion of influence of international law and supranational organizations. Instead, a resurgence of states in international affairs appears to be more than likely as global integration recedes and nationalists reassert themselves in national […]


Rohingya Muslims Flee Persecution In Myanmar To Neighbouring Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslims are escaping persecution in Rakhine State Myanmar, with reports of disappearances as refugees flee across the border to neighbouring Bangladesh. According to the United Nations, nearly 70 people died last week during violent police raids, which were conducted by the state military with 30,000 others were left displaced […]