Bangladesh

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 08.06.2015 | UK
Ruby Wright

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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...

Bangladesh Should Be a UK Foreign Policy Priority for Hammond

Simon Danczuk | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Reinvigorating one of the great offices of state will require a fresh look at how we exert global influence and how we identify early warning signs where countries with close links to the UK are heading towards trouble. Bangladesh is one such country and should be a high priority for Hammond.

Bangladesh's Contribution to International Criminal Justice

Toby Cadman | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

The list of problems with the trials and the improper actions of the Bangladesh government are manifold and are widely reported so are not regurgitated here in depth. I invite you however to read them

Bangladesh - A Year On

Damon Boughen | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Damon Boughen

A year ago this week 1,129 people lost their lives when the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, trapping thousands of garment workers as it fell. 12 months on, much has changed, and much has remained static.

The Fashion Revolution

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The grounds upon which the eight storey commercial building collapsed were swampy and the cracks on its walls were large. Garment workers were forced to go back to work knowing that this building was unsafe to work in.

Fashion Victims: The Rana Plaza Disaster, One Year On

Jean Lambert | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jean Lambert

The victims of this disaster must never be forgotten. We must work to ensure no-one endures such appalling conditions in future, and all workers have the right to make a decent living from their labour.

Selling Bangladesh

Leo Cendrowicz | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Politics
Leo Cendrowicz

Bangladesh's foreign minister Mahmood Ali has been touring Europe in a bid to overcome perceptions that his four-decade-old country is tumbling into a vortex of factionalism...

Why I'm Taking the Bangladesh Prime Minister to the International Criminal Court

Toby Cadman | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Politics
Toby Cadman

In the face of this violence, and under pressure from the international community, the Bangladesh Government has tried to frame this situation as one of liberal secularism versus illiberal Islamism. Yet there is nothing progressive, secular in violently suppressing an opposition whose worldview you do not share.

Planet Appetite: Good News From Bangladesh

Rupert Parker | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Bangladesh gets more than its share of bad news stories, usually floods and famines, but the country is now opening up for tourism and is well worth a visit.

Stitched Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

Fashion may seem fickle to some, but it's beauty can be awfully deceptive. The female form so often picked, prodded or bleached might just be getting used to it. Abuse is rife in the work place and statistics don't shy away from presenting that.

Bangladesh and a Human Rights Crisis

Lord Avebury | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Avebury

Zia and Hasina's families have been rotating power for over 30 years, each taking retribution against the perceived iniquity of their predecessors. Sadly, the country's toxic cyclical politics is now being played out again.

Stunning Bravery Of A Bangladeshi Boy Who Dived Into A River To Save A Drowning Baby Deer

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

These stunning images show a Bangladeshi boy risking his own life in floodwaters to help a struggling baby deer that was close to perishing in the rag...