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 .... Read more
Attack on Ahmadiyya Community in Panchagarh, 50 injured including Police : HRFB Concern and Protest
HRFB Press Conference Demanding Impartial Investigation into the Attacks on the Students, Journalists and Release of Renowned Photographer Shahidul Alam
Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB), a platform of 20 human rights and development organizations, demanded an independent investigation into the attacks on student demonstrations demanding safe roads. They also demanded the release of renowned photographer Shahidul Alam immediately, lifting the case filed against him and other students detained under ICT Act. The demands were placed in a press conference held on 09 August 2018 at National Press Club.
Engagement with UN Human Rights Mechanism
With the aim of highlighting Bangladesh’s international human rights obligations under treaty bodies, UPR, UN Special Procedures and voluntary pledges, Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB) organized a round-table discussion on 9 December at the Daily Star Centre on the eve of Human Rights Day, 2018. The discussion primarily focused on Bangladesh’s implementation status of its obligations, while emphasizing the adoption of a comprehensive National Plan of Action to implement all the recommendations received from international bodies.
The Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB), convened a Stakeholders’ Dialogue with the Government of Bangladesh on the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), on 02 August 2018 at the CIRDAP Auditorium in Dhaka. HRFB is an alliance of 20 human rights and development organizations, which monitors the process of implementation of the human rights commitments of the Bangladesh Government, at both national and international levels, and is also involved in reporting for different human rights monitoring mechanisms under the United Nations (UN). Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) is currently acting as the Secretariat of HRFB.