Category Archives: Current News

It’s Time to Pay UP ! Workers Safety Forum Demand Compensation for Rana Plaza Victims

It’s time to pay up Hameeda Hossain TWENTY FOURTH FEBRUARY: Ten months ago 1,135 workers were killed in the Rana Plaza collapse due to corporate criminal negligence and non-compliance with the…

ASK Observation – Politician’s Interfering with Due Process

ASK Observes that the involvement of the Local MP Candidate at a siege protest held at the police station is inappropriate.  Political affiliation should not interfere with the path of…

Human Rights Day Speech | Navi Pillay, UN Human Rights Commisioner

Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013 Twenty years ago, a historic document was adopted in Vienna. It crystallized…

Urgent Appeal Sent Regarding Attack on Hindu Community in Lalmonirhat

Urgent Appeal 1 December 2013  | ASK has sent an urgent appeal to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to take necessary steps over the attack on the Hindu community…

Prothom Alo Reports | Charge Sheets Will be Issued Against Those Responsible [Bengali]

15 Charge Sheets Will be Issued Against Those Responsible, including the owner of Tazreen Fashions. Source : Prothom Alo | 24 November 2013 আশুলিয়ায় তাজরীন ফ্যাশনসে অগ্নিকাণ্ডের ঘটনায় প্রতিষ্ঠানের মালিক…

Initial ASK Investigation Report for Tazreen Garments Factory Fire | 24 November 2012

Report Includes Recent Writ Petition Filed by ASK and three other Human Rights Organisations. Initial photos from the investigation unit, witness statementa compiled by ASK Investigation Team, Floor Plans and…

One year on, Compensation Still Eludes Tazreen Victims

Source : Daily Star Refayet Ullah Mirdha The Tazreen fire victims are yet to receive any compensation one year after the industrial disaster, one of the worst in the country’s…

Tazreen Owner Still Scot-Free

Source : Dhaka Tribune    Udisa Islam Family members of fire victims in Tazreen Fashion expressed frustration as the owner of the factory has not yet been arrested one year…

National Consultation : Women in Readymade Garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh

FRAMING DEVELOPMENT JUSTICE Invitation in Bengali for National Consultation Brac Centre Inn Auditorium, Moakhali, Dhaka | 10:00 am | 30 October 2013 Women in Readymade Garment (RMG) sector of Bangladesh…

Update on Tazreen Factory Fire Victim and Pending Justice

Source: BDnews 3, October 2013 The High Court is dissatisfied over the government’s failure to report back to it about the treatment facilities provided to a Tazreen Fashions fire victim….