Bangladesh: Reject Rohingya Refugee Relocation Plan

Rohingya refugees look on inside their house at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, February 8, 2017.  © Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain Provide Protection, Not Isolation on Flooded Island The Bangladeshi government should immediately drop its plan to transfer Rohingya refugees to an uninhabited, undeveloped coastal island, Human Rights Watch said today. Relocating the refugees from the Cox’s Bazar […]

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Bangladesh: Gender Recognition Process Spurs Abuse

Dhaka, December 23, 2016) – Bangladesh’s steps in recent years to recognize hijras as a third legal gender are leading to further abuses due to widespread prejudice and lack of clear rights-based procedures, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. In recent years the government of Bangladesh has taken important steps toward acknowledging and protecting hijras, who are […]

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