Young Leadership for Torture Free Bangladesh

Posted November 6, 2015 from Bangladesh
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Mahbul Haque given his speech as organizer of this event on 06 November 2015 at National press club Dhaka
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BCHRD Executive Director Mahbul Haque given his speech regarding the issue of recently murder in Bangladesh. He demanded justice for minority women and groups for their protection in Bangladesh. Torture is increasing alarmingly in many ways like extrajudicial killing, gun shut, killing women, Rape, sexual harassment, acid throwing, killing through torching fire after pouring kerosene and petrol bombs, abduction, trafficking and kidnapping. It has turned into a social disease now. It is the duty of police to protect, but they themselves have killed people and opposite political leader in their custody

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Nov 06, 2015
Nov 06, 2015

The democracy Movement campaign is a unique and novel initiative by victim’s association movement and is the only movement of its kind in Bangladesh at the grassroots level. It is crucial not only in the process of rehabilitation of torture survivors but in the spreading of awareness in local communities, especially rural for the prevention of torture. It is yet another aspect of how the victim’s association movement is actively working towards a torture free Bangladesh. The practice of torture is considered one of the most serious human rights crimes and as such it is part of jus cogent. No person, regardless whether he is a criminal or not, should be subjected to torture by law enforcement officers in any circumstances. The Constitution of Bangladesh Article 35 (5) prohibits torture. Bangladesh is also a state party to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), since October 1998. However, by refusing to implement Article 14 of CAT, an integral part of the convention which guarantees victims the legally enforceable right of redress, rehabilitation and compensation, the government has effectively negated its commitment to the entire treaty. In sum, despite joining CAT and having a constitutional provision prohibiting torture, the Government of Bangladesh has taken no steps to criminalize torture, passed no treaty enabling legislation or amended domestic laws to give access to remedies, rehabilitation or compensation for victims.

I would like to develop new cooperation with you for the promotion of human rights at grass rote level in Bangladesh