National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights is formulated in Bangladesh
Monday, 10th September 2018
The discourse on business and human rights is relatively new for the International Land Coalition (ILC), nevertheless, it has been realized that the business community (corporations in particular) must indeed be involved in discussing the impact of their business operations on rural people in general, because ILC generally puts forward what is commonly known as dialogue involving many parties in order to resolve land issues (multi-stakeholder platforms).
17th session of the UNPFII: UNPFII Observes Land Issues in Bangladesh
Sunday, 15th July 2018
The 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) urged the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) to declare roadmap for implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord, to execute powers and functions of the CHT Regional Council and three Hill District Councils and to approve Rules of Business of the CHT Land Commission.
In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.
Land rights as human rights – a view from Bangladesh
Friday, 5th January 2018
In Bangladesh, around 80% of civil and criminal cases are related to land conflict. Eviction and torture against the marginal and indigenous peoples can be found throughout the country. Published in local newspapers, 11 cases of tortures are recorded during 2012 to 2017.
Orientation for Journalists on "Land Rights of Women and Indigenous Peoples: Role of Media"
Monday, 4th September 2017
The media plays an important role in highlighting the deprivation of the underprivileged groups in society and it is important for journalists who are working in the different sectors of the media to be aware of the rights of marginalized people including women and indigenous groups.