UPR Report Sharing with Diplomats | 12 February 2013 »
Home »All Events »UPR Report Sharing with Diplomats | 12 February 2013

Basic Q&A about the Univeral Periodic Review

Explaining the UPR Process

How the UPR Process developed in Bangladesh in the Last Cycle

On Wednesday 12 February 2013, the Human Rights Forum in Bangladesh shared its findings with the diplomats in Dhaka. Previously, in October 2012, the Human Rights Forum submitted their stakeholders report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the UN Human Rights Council. The second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review on Bangladesh is going to be held on April 2013 in Geneva.

Around 25 representatives from different Foreign Missions and International Organisations gathered in Baridhara for the report sharing meeting. Members of the Forum also attended  the meeting.

Sultana Kamal,  the convenor of the Forum and also  the Executive Director of Ain o Salish Kendra, the Secretariat for the human rights forum Bangladesh moderated the meeting. Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh, Sara Hossain, Honorary Director of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), Zakir Hossain, Chief Executive of Nagorik Udyog, Ayesha Khanom, President of Mahila Parishad and  Shaheen Anam, Executive Director of Manusher Jonno foundation, attended the meeting.

Key Concerns : UPR Report Powerpoint Presentation by Sara Hossain

UPR Stakeholders Report - Human Rights Forum Summary

After Sara Hossain presented the key concerns of the UPR Report, Sultana Kamal presented findings from the UPR Report on Child Rights Situation of Bangladesh, which has been submitted by Child Rights Governance Assembly (CRGA).  Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) is also acting as the Secretariat of CRGA. 

Click to Download

 UPR report on Child Rights Situation



Issues Raised by Delegates

  Ambassador of Denmark , Mr Svend Olling shared his difficulty in understanding how the development in Bangladesh is really evolving, especially comparing the given Agendas and HR Reports. He highlighted three issues of main importance regarding workers rights, in terms of workers safety, questioning corporate rights and opening the field for unions. He also spoke of the Rohingya issue and the demand for capital punishment in the ongoing war crimes tribunal.

 Ambassador of Norway , Mrs. Ragne Birte Lund  expressed her gratitude and the importance to meet the Civil Society before the review in Geneva.

She agreed with her Colleague H.E. Ambassador of Denmark and stated that some of the issues are more acute than others. At the same time she added emphasis on the issue of Capital Punishment and how a dialogue can be started on this.

An important issue she saw as under-represented is the Issue regarding violence against women. Further, she remarked on the lack of follow up from previous recommendations and questioned, ‘’how have the recommendations been used'’? She said, some of them are visible as for example, ‘Maternity Leave’ mentioned in the presentation . She posed the question, ‘’ What kind of actions can be taken and how  the process can be made visible?'’.

Sultana Kamal replied, implementation of laws are very important and unfortunately no mechanism is in place. Violence against women is an important issue and there is a lot of pressure from the women’s rights movements. In general, violence is directly related to empowerment and honor issues. So women’s security is a cultural issue and requires a long drawn change process.

 Answers from the Panel

International Crimes Tribunal and the Trial of the War Criminals

The War crimes and the culture of impunity are the biggest violations against humanity. To end impunity of these perpetrators, they should be given the highest penalty according to the law of the land. Killing, looting, arson and rape in 71 are still live and sensitive issues in our society. It is also important to make sure the trial is transparent.

Rohingyas Issue

The Forum members mentioned that Government is continuously denying to give refuge to the Rohingyas focusing on the economic condition of the country. But this should be considered on humanitarian as well as human rights ground. We have the experience of being refugees during our liberation war. The Forum also informed that they are doing necessary campaigns to change Government’s position about the Rohingyas.  

Workers Rights

Bangladesh is part of the global market and carries a part of the burden to assure basic rights for workers. Unfortunately these particular rights and the workers safety are victims of a corruption culture within the country. At the same time the appeal shouldn’t go only towards the government, but also to the country where the products are sold and brought. The conclusion should be consumer’s awareness and not boycott, because the people here need their jobs. If the countries who import the products, impose strong restrictions it will ultimately violate the human rights of the poor people.  Apart from the garment workers the rights of the domestic workers should be highlighted.

‘’Paper Victories'’

Representative of Save the Children, Birgit Lundbach stated that most of the laws are not implemented. There is still a lack of monitoring mechanisms and no one should be satisfied. She strongly recommended not to rely on paper victories.

Neal Walker, United Nations Resident Co-ordinator stressed that he strongly believes that the state report shouldn’t just be a statement but a commitment.

He asked, ‘’How and where is the Human Rights Forum pushing the Government to be more precise in their own report'’?

He admitted the Bangladesh Government made some positive efforts, however those were not enough given in relation to their own commitments in the first cycle.


Jahangir Alam of The National Alliance of Disabled Peoples’ Organisations requested a Braille draft of the Report.

He reminded the participants that twenty two Million People are disabled in Bangladesh, they need laws and implementation of those laws to protect their own rights.

Sultana Kamal apologised to Jahangir Alam who could not follow the presentation due the unavailability of the presentation in braille.

After thanking the diplomats for attending, she concluded the importance of communication with the foreign missions to bring out the concerns of the Human Rights Forum in Bangladesh in front of the Human Rights Council in Geneva where the review session on the human rights situation in Bangladesh will begin on 29th April 2013.

Basic Q&A about the Univeral Periodic Review

Explaining the UPR Process

How the UPR Process developed in Bangladesh in the Last Cycle

February 14, 2013

pain meds no rx valiumvicodin without a prescription codaddiction effects vicodinorder phentermine online floridaklonopin interaction with tramadolambien sleeping pill side effectsphentermine cheap online no docdoes xanax interact with nitrus oxidebuy xanax online legalcialis from india expressmeds with online diagnosis phentermineside effects of stoppimg xanaxmeridia support groupdog eats vicodinvicodin es overdosewithdrawing from ultramwhat colors are valiumsantivan vs valiummemphis police fired positive valiumsoma serversxanax infophentermine free doctorambien high lastsactos phentermine cvs pharmacy photophentermine and pregnantmarijuana and vicodinmeridias capital inc home loanssoma images alexanderorder phentermine no prescription overnightgeneric phentermine k 25discount phentermine discountorder valium 32blue oval xanaxphentermine 37.5 consultxanax in us with online consultationfree online consultation phentermineonline ultram dream pharmaceuticalnew england journal medicine ambiensoma san francisco zip codevalium versus klonopinvalium buy on-line from uswhat is ambien crnicole shafer vicodintramadol paracetamolambien clinical off label usesneed something longer lasting than vicodinadipex side affectsphentermine 37.5mg no prescriptionbuy cialis australiabuy phentermine diet pills6 levitra vardenafil hclsex stories cialisduration of im valiumxanax at cheapest ratesvicodin motrin valiumambien sicrisk of mixing tramadol and viagraorder adipex without rxsoma in memorytramadol and ulcerative colitisbontril phentermine no prescriptionadipex and sudafedlevitra viagra cialisambien for c test orderdelivered phentermine online pharmacyorder phentermine without a doctors nameabout ultram ervalium dogs dosagevalium side effects siphentermine 37.5 effectssymptoms of valium drug withdrawaldental health care phentermine diet pillcluster headaches and vicodinheadache vicodin hasnt helped erorder phentermine usforex buy valiummp 717 tramadoltramadol fiddler onlineultram tramidolxanax and seizureseffects of xanax on unborn fetuswhy does vicodin make you itchbuy adipex ionaminlevitra levitriaorder phentermine cheap without prescriptionssri and ambien deadly mixture10mg oxycontin vicodinmoteur de recherche sp cialisproblem buying vicodin online forumaustralia ambien newssideeffects vicodin5 eli lilly cialisphentermine 90 pills for $90 overnightwhat do valiums look likeambien respiratory suppresiontramadol and treatmentvicodin without prescription overnight deliverynextag cialisare vicodin and oxycodone the samemissouri phenterminestatistics on vicodin abuseultram symptom withdrawalfastin adipex ionaminprescription free phenterminemeridia medication couponsvicodin and a muscle relaxantphentermine adipex no scriptduring phentermine pregnancysoma trust wayne kilbourncialis online a hreftramadol 50mg potentcy equivilantambien lawsuit driving massachusettsdangers of ambien pillsbuy ambien cod acceptedrussian xanaxkeyword valium withdrawallevitra pack samplecheapest phentermine on linevalium diazepam orgultram withdrawalsphentermine tablets betterphentermine with online doctordarvocet vs percocet vs vicodinvicodin for knee surgery paingreenstone tramadolsoma double crossphentermine without prscriptionphentermine order with no prescriptiontylenol pm ultramtramadol 5 500xanax cured numbness tinglingadipex p lawsuitspurchase phentermine cheap phentermine yellowphentermine line overnight deliveryambien online buysoma and alevehydrocodone potentiator ultram tramadolphentermine 37.5mg blue and white tabpurchase ambien onlinevigra kamagra cialiscialis brandsoma streetdangers of ambienviagra vs levitra strengthxanax public speaking panic attackwhat are soma tabsphentermine online order phentermine onlineultram effectiveness over timecost of ultramorder xanax onlineno prescriptionphentermine cheap no prescription arkansasvalium side effectgps tracking privacy phentermine150 tramadol free shippingsnorting valium efficacytranxene and xanax similarultram show availablexanax addiction storiesdoctor austin phenterminexanax cash delivery overnightsoma discount codesquitting phenterminevalium 5mg orange pillwhere to buy phentermine 105 mgprozac interactions with viagra cialis levitratramadol 180 tabs $99 free shippingsnorting tramadol erowidadipex online without scripttried pill-pharm phenterminexanax brand manufacturercastlevania soma japanesebuying phentermine with e checkphentermine and glucophageonline pharmacy phentermine salesmeridias capital mortgagedentist vicodintramadol good for depressioncialis and vision problemsphentermine with no prescriptinfree erectile drug sample cialishow is levitra different from cialislevitra workcialis 30 tadalafil 30mg mldarvacet and ambienlevitra video bobadipex withdrawalsfast overnight phenterminebuy ambien with no prescriptioninformation on the drug meridiaphentermine 37.5 pakistanwhatis levitrapharmacy tech reer tramadolmedical side effects phenterminecialis bluepillwhere to buy xanax without prescriptioninformation on valiumultram non narcotichow does phentermine diet pills workadipex phentermine discounted no prescription neededshe had mixed alcohol and valiumbuy adipex usa codultram keywordhow often to take vicodincialis levitra free samplecialis buy generic edphentermine all here phentermine mgtramadol apapwomen phentermine abusebuy soma online loanadipex vs phernterminebreastfeeding and valiumultramwant to buy adipex without prescriptiongreen and white phentermine capsulesadipex no prior prescriptionwhat is maximum dose for cialisultram vomitingtramadol descriptionwhat is xanax detox likebuy fisher soma f9000vicodin and tylenol pmhydrocodone pharmaceutil prescription vicodin withoutalcohol equivalent to valiumonline pharmacies with phentermineultram hclis ambien a benzodiazepinephentermine with online physiciankamagra silagra generic cialisphentermine buy securevalium shipped c o dbuy phentermine with no prescription codmeridia and weight lossvicodin vs percocetalzheimers disease pathology medical marijuana ultrameffects of soma during pregnancydiet pil phentermine diet pill phenterminevicodin itchingvicodin dry cracked lipscialis storagephentermine 90i crushed up xanax xrcold filter vicodinphentermine usa pharmacy ativan guaranteed overnightvicodin an asprinbuy vicodin onlinecialis distributorsphentermine for sale 90 pillsuspharmacy real phentermineinfo tramadoloptical dosage for xanaxbuy phentermine adipex codultram useaid ambien sleeppharmacy online phenterminephentermine and no prior and overnightxanax 0.5take adipex with zoloftidentifing tramadol pillsxanax dosage for severe panic attackswilliam somawhat class of drug is adipexstephen cox protocol xanaxvicodin hydrocodoneprescription frr cialischeap yellow phenterminephentermine form online pharmacyadipex p information average weight lossonline phentermine usaambien and trazadone side effectsbuy generic meridiais phentermine online realno prescripption adipexbuy cheap adipex online prescriptionsordering xanax onlineextended use of phentermine hcltramadol and its side effectsabout vicodinphentermine canada online cod$199 90 2mg xanaxultram er side effectsdiet pills somaorden somatramadol pain medicinecheep paris meridiaphentermine prescription on-linecheapest cialis and user 0soma rayanprilosec pepcid and xanaxlevitra drinkinglong term cialis usemeridia diet pillsgeneric vicodin hpmedication suicide xanaxsoma indie pop rocksphentermine pay with checkstomach ulcers and phenterminenarcolepsy phentermineambien buying onlinebuy tramadol online tramadol forkeyword online phenterminehistory of the drug xanaxbuy cheap generic meridia sibutraminebar xanaxcalifornia phentermine prescriptionmexican vicodin qualityphentermine round tablets picturesweight loss success stories with meridialicenced pharmacy phentermineinexpesive adipexdrug soma testadipex overnightmeridia bikesgeneric discount levitrapicture of ambien crhistory vicodin hydrocodone buy sellbuy sibutramine meridia no prescription cheaponline xanax overnight deliverydrugs vicodintramadol hcl sude effectscialis without prescr1ptioninexpensive reductil oe meridiaauthentic adipexphentermine prescription no consultation herbal2mg xanax orderchemical effexor meridia similabuying valium in pakistancheap phentermine all informationteenage tramadol abusetramadol hydrocodone taken togetherxanax and gabais ultram a narcaticmeridia doaminevicodin 358suboxone and xanax overdosetramadol resistancezoloft ultram interactionvicodin and prescriptionsoma drug time tablesbontril ultramget tramadol out of urinephentermine and pregancynausea from vicodinadipex form u s overnightsoma expressxanax order online no prescriptioncheap tramadol veryxanax fear of needlesxanax ekg changeswellbutrin xanax togethermeridia cu2001 cialis daily discount mar statisticshigh on tramadolbuy adipex with out rxvicodin buy online prescriptionpurchase adipex online $139ambien imitrexlevitra pill cuttermeridia weight loss drug information onlinetramadol pet medicationshazards of valiumwhat type of drug is meridialegitimate phentermine onlinereq ultramxanax overnight no rxcialis neil novak uc loading yahoosoma bicycles stickersambien online to germanyultram warningsrelpax and xanaxonline pharmacy generic cialiscialis cosphentermine diflucancialis for sale in ussoma affair japan37.5 phentermine 90 pilltramadol nerve painlose weight pill tramadolendocrinologist testosterone specialistinvisible sex valium mp3find phentermine without prescriptionultram condylox online drug stores clarinexvicodin bleeding stomachpercocet vicodin prescriptionfree free no prescription vicodin onlinebuy xanax sticksxanax picture webdid you lose weight with adipexquest diagnostics and vicodinonce a day cialisphentermine by amidetramadol methocarbamol interactionphentermine statisticsmeridia absorptionpurchase phentermine fast deliveryphentermine buy online overnightsleep walking with ambiensoma paypalreal phentermine on lineprice of xanaxtaking 2 20 mg cialisoval xanaxpump up the valium mp3vicodin and lorazipambuy vicodinbreastfeeding and xanaxwho invented xanaxsoma loungecheap phentermine no rx overnight shippingno membership buy valium mexican pharmacyphentermine stomach burnmetabolite phentermineativan or valium for seizurescheap ambien cr no prescriptionphentermine with no physcian approvalphenytoin interaction with xanax buy shippinggeneric vicodin m357soma steamtown marathongeneric cialis overnightcan you mix soma and advilcodeine somavioxx vs levitrasafely order valium onlinetaper vicodindiscount soma prescriptions 69xanax with birth control pillsdrug tests xanax detectionultram pain medmixing ambien and xanax safeultram and darvocet togethercan valium be taken with vicodinnarcotic tramadol canine side effectsambien buy discountnice meridiabuy online adipexvicodin and oxycontintramadol 300 mgmeridia crimevicodin and low blood pressurebuy ambien online with paypalvicodin hp descriptionambien on linephentermine pill slimming ukeuropean phentermine pictureszonegran and phentermine for weight lossvicodin to tramadolphentermine purchasefree trial viagra levitraultram er 100 mgxanax restrictions onlinebuy levitra with no prescriptionphentermine diet pills prescription onlyphentermine menstruationwhat medications interact with adipextopomax and phentermineprescriptions for phenterminexanax angioedemaadipex cheap sale online consultationavodart cialis clomid diflucan dostinex glucovicodin addiction helpwithdraw from tramadolultram alternativehow to get off ambienambien conflictsadipex drugs overnight ship no prescriptionpravachol phentermine pharmacy los angelesbuy soma onlinea0online soma 150 tabs usaanita xanaxon line cialisadipex online health insurance leadambien in pregnant womenphentermine queenonline cheapest prescription tramadol30ml phentermine no scripthow to taper off vicodintramadol side effortsthe invention of valiumsafe to mix buspar with xanaxadipex codtramadol hci overdosescheapest possible phentermineadipex cheap diet pillover night phentermineativan xanax infophentermine mg phentermine mg cheapest phentermineq cheapest tramadol drugstore a imgphentermine phentermine online purchasesoma to floridageneric viagra levitra regalisvicodin and tylenol 3 togetherprimidone ultram interactionvicodin prescription pill idwhat is stronger than valiumspanish 7.7 500 vicodin imprintdeath from xanax and alcoholfunny levitra wmvdrugs similar to ambienphentermine hcl without a prescriptionsoma trcwithdrawl symptoms of xanax