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Bangladesh: Skirting the Issues at the UN

Expand Tear gas is seen while police take their position in the street of Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 8, 2018.   © 2018 Reuters / Mohammad Ponir Hossain (Geneva) – The Bangladesh delegation to the United Nation’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva on May 14, 2018, failed to respond to pressing human rights concerns in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The law minister, Anisul Huq, speaking for the government, highlighted only what the government considered to be positive steps and glossed over concerns about critical issues such as enforced disappearances, secret and arbitrary…

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