IRS |Institute of Regional Studies


Contemporary Regional Developments in Bangladesh

1st June - 08th June
  • Killings of suspected ‘drug offenders’ in Bangladesh must stop, says UN’s Zeid
    Bangladesh’s “zero-tolerance” policy on suspected drug offenders must stop amid reports that it has caused a reported 130 extrajudicial killings and led to more than 13,000 arrests since the policy began on 15 May, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a statement on June 6. (UN News, June 6, 2018)
  • Dhaka responded to ICC request on Rohingya’s displacement. Dhaka has finally sent information and observations to the International Criminal Court (ICC), including whether the court could have territorial jurisdiction regarding the displacement of the Rohingyas. (The Daily Star, June 8, 2018)
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the Leaders Outreach Session of the industrialised countries grouping G7 this week. (The Daily Star, June 6, 2018)
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said at iftar party for politicians that democracy stands on a solid ground in Bangladesh now, with the economy being strong enough.(The Daily Star, June 5, 2018)
  • PM calls for a social movement against drug Abuse like the one against militancy. (The Daily Star, June 4, 2018)
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