Bangladesh’s human rights record reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

15 May 2018

Bangladesh’s human rights record was examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Monday, 14 May 2018. The delegation of Bangladesh was headed by Mr. Anisul Huq, Hon’ble Law Minister. Bangladesh is one of the 14 States was reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its session took place from 7 to 18 May 2018. Bangladesh’s first and second UPR reviews took place in February 2009 and April 2013, respectively.

The documents on which the reviews are based are: 1) national report - information provided by the State under review; 2) information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups, known as the Special Procedures, human rights treaty bodies, and other UN entities; 3) information provided by other stakeholders including national human rights institutions, regional organizations and civil society groups. The three reports serving as the basis for the review of Bangladesh on 14 May can be found here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/BDIndex.aspx

The UPR is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. Since its first meeting was held in April 2008, all 193 UN member States have been reviewed twice within the first and second UPR cycles. During the third UPR cycle, States are again expected to spell out steps they have taken to implement recommendations posed during their previous reviews which they committed to follow-up on, as well as to highlight recent human rights developments in the country.


Learn more about Bangladesh’s human rights record: https://www.upr-info.org/en/review/Bangladesh


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