The Failure to Uphold Proper Standards of Justice Will Cost Bangladesh's Apparent Commitment to Ending Impunity and Upholding the Rule of Law Dearly

Toby Cadman | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK
Toby Cadman

To Bangladesh experience will be remembered as a wasted opportunity to end impunity and hold those who committed the gravest of international crimes accountable. It should serve as a reminder of the damage that can be done where the pursuit of justice is used to settle political scores.

Any Global Deal on Climate Change Must Put the Poorest Women and Children First

Lindsey Coulson | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lindsey Coulson

I've always believed that together our voices are stronger. That's why, on Sunday 29 November my family, myself and friends will be joining ActionAid on The People's Climate March ahead of world leaders coming together on 30 November for crucial talks on tackling climate change. This is a huge chance to demand urgent action now and for good.

A Sad Day for Democracy in Bangladesh: Only Prime Minister Hasina Can Stop the Unjust Execution of a Political Opponent

Lord Carlile | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

Should Bangladesh wish to remain in good standing with the international community, Prime Minister Hasina must correct this injustice. Bangladesh has demonstrated a disregard for basic principles of jurisprudence and human rights. With the world looking on, it is imperative that Prime Minister Hasina halt this unjust execution, reform the ICT and allow legitimate political opposition to flourish.

So-Called International Crimes Tribunal is at the Heart of Oppression and Unrest in Bangladesh

Lord Carlile | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

Prime Minister Hasina must now seek reconciliation with those values. Otherwise Bangladesh will continue down a path to one-party government, authoritarianism or mob rule.

Asia Needs Strong Climate Agreement to Survive

Renee Karunungan | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Renee Karunungan

Many countries in Asia are extremely vulnerable to climate change. For this reason, the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 which will be happening in Dece...

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

How Your T-Shirt Saves the World

Johan Norberg | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Style
Johan Norberg

The strangest thing about the debate about "fast fashion" and garment factories in poor countries is that it carries on as if there were no research on the subject. Western activists rail against "sweatshops", but among researchers and economists from left to right there is a consensus that these jobs are the stepping stones out of poverty.

We Must Reject the Demand to Try Charlie Hebdo, and the Narrative That Spawned It

David Browne | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Last week, Charlie Hebdo magazine contained cartoons featuring Aylan Kurdi's death. The cartoons mocked the atmosphere which had preceded, and indeed ...

The Pages Of This Amazing Book Make Dirty Water Drinkable

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have devised a "Drinkable Book" with chemically altered pages that could make contaminated water pure by 99.9%. A team from Carnegie Mel...

Youth Clubs: Helping Young People Find their Voice

Ruby Wright | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ruby Wright

Youth clubs in the UK provide a similar function to the ones in Bangladesh. Young people have the chance to help in the community, play sports, and receive vocational training. In Bangladesh, this is where VSO volunteers came in - training youth club staff and organising vocational courses for youth club members.

Atheist Blogger Who Rallied Against Extremism Is Beheaded In Bangladesh

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

An atheist blogger has been murdered in a horrifying attack in Bangladesh - the fourth secular writer to be killed by suspected Islamist militants thi...

I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

Shihab S Joi | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there,...

Cheap Textiles Come at a High Price

Ruby Wright | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK
Ruby Wright


Muslamic Reagans: Why the Boom in Bangladesh Is About Money Not Bombs

Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Shihab S Joi

The gunmetal silver Lotus Roadster thunders into the car park of the 12th largest shopping centre in the world, the Bashundhara City Mall. The boys an...

Another Senseless Murder With Impunity for 'Blasphemy'

Andrew Copson | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Andrew Copson

Early on Tuesday morning, Ananta Bijoy Das was hacked to death in a public street for the crime of not believing in God - and being willing to say so publicly. Ananta had been on a list of atheist bloggers produced by Islamist political parties in 2013...

Yet Another Secular Blogger Has Been Hacked To Death In Bangladesh

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK

Warning: Graphic Images Another blogger has been hacked to death in Bangladesh - the third such fatal attack in as many months. Ananta Bijoy Das...

Between the Scylla of Impunity and Charybdis of Show Trials: The Pursuit of Justice and Accountability in Bangladesh

Toby Cadman | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Toby Cadman

Despite the disastrous experience of the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh, there is still hope for the Bangladeshi vessel to reach its "Ithaca", Justice. With political willingness and international support, a real process of accountability could still be achieved.

Bangladesh: Has the Situation Improved Two Years After the Rana Plaza Disaster?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago this month, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people. The tragedy highlighted the h...

The Lessons of Rana Plaza: Tackling a Silent Crisis That Begins in Childhood

Sarah Brown | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK
Sarah Brown

We must continue to fight for the rights of workers everywhere by ensuring that no one should be coerced or forced into unsafe work - especially not children - because that is all that is available to them. The children of the Rana Plaza disaster should be managing the factories of the future and their children should have options that those brave men and women never dreamed of. We will not get there until we ensure that all children everywhere have access to an education.

Atheist Blogger Hacked To Death For 'Crime Against Islam'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

A prominent atheist blogger who advocated secularism and was known for speaking out against religious extremism has been hacked to death. Banglade...

Vice... Stop Prostituting Yourself to Islamophobes...

Zahid Ayden | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK
Zahid Ayden

31 European countries haven't made prostitution illegal, which reiterates it to be a global problem, free from association of colour, creed or nationality, rather than the actions of the 'insidious Muslims in the far East'.

Sorcerers, Apprentices, Broomsticks: The US Has Not Done Enough to Support Democracy in Pakistan, Peace With India

Catriona Luke | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

The issue, after 60 years, might be whether this is once again in response to the shifting geo-political alliances of the region, or whether Obama has his head screwed on the right way and might actually move US policy in favour of peace between India and Pakistan. That would be a first.

MPs Must Grab Chance to Cement UK's Status as Global Leader in Fight Against Poverty

Mark Goldring | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Goldring

Friday's Parliamentary vote on Michael Moore's Private Members' Bill is a chance for MPs to reconfirm the UK's status as a global leader in the fight against poverty. I urge them to grasp it. It is surely not too much to ask the UK to continue to give 7p in every £10 of national income to help the world's poorest people...

The Trouble With Aid

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Hannah Beckerman

I suspect most of us want to see an effective international aid programme. But only by addressing some of the institutional processes by which money is awarded and projects assessed are we likely to feel as confident as we ought that British international aid is making the difference it should, and difference it could.

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...