People's Republic of Bangladesh

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance -
    • Bangladesh: Background information, including actors of protection, and internal relocation - Documentation - Jan. 2018 (PDF)
    • Bangladesh: Background information, including actors of protection, and internal relocation - Corruption - Jan. 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Citizenship and Nationalality - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD38091 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Do Bangladeshi immigration/passport officers conduct security checks that would reveal if a person was wanted by the Bangladeshi Army and/or Director Forces of General Intelligence (DFGI)? If so, is it known whether such checks were conducted for passports issued in 1999 and/or for passports renewed in 2005 and 2009
    • BGD34736 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. What documents would a Bangladeshi national need to present at Dhaka airport in order to board a flight to Australia?
      2. Could an individual present only a Bangladeshi passport if the Electronic Transit Authority (ETA) they held was granted for another passport in their name and was recorded electronically?
      3. In what circumstances would both passports be stamped with the exit stamp on the same dat
    • BGD32882 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advise what the requirements would be for a Bangladeshi national to obtain residence status in the Philippines on the basis of being in a relationship with and father of a Philippine national.
      2. Please provide any other relevant information
    • BGD35458 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advice how and by whom deaths are recorded in Bangladesh?
      2. Please advise whether the Grameen Bank is involved in issuing death certificate
    • BGD31414 - March 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is it true that a man in Bangladesh is known by his real name; his father's name and his address; but that at times his nickname is also use
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD105263.E - Bangladesh: Reports of fraudulent documents (2011-2015) - August 2015 (PDF)
    • BGD105173.E - Bangladesh: Requirements and procedures to obtain and renew a passport at the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa; information on the procedures that the High Commission follows with the old passport booklet (2014-May 2015) - May 2015 (PDF)
    • BGD103532.E - Bangladesh: reports of fraudulent documents - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • BGD103531.E - Bangladesh: National Identity (NID) Card; its use as a voter's identity card; procedures to obtain one - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • BGD103528.E - Bangladesh: Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
    • BGD103529.E - Bangladesh: Whether a person may apply for a new passport or renew or replace an existing passport while residing outside Bangladesh - July 2010 (PDF)
    • BGD103530.E - Bangladesh: Procedures and requirements to acquire a passport; characteristics of a Bangladesh passport - July 2010 (PDF)
    • BGD101217.E - Bangladesh: Procedures for a Bangladeshi national who does not have a Bangladeshi passport to have a passport issued at the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa, and identity verifications made before the passport is issued - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD100446.E - Bangladesh: Documentation required and procedures to be followed by a parent wishing to travel abroad with a minor child in the absence, or without the consent, of the second parent; whether the rules and procedures are the same in respect of mothers and fathers - Sep. 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD100388.E - Bangladesh: Prevalence of fraudulent, forged or fake documents and genuine documents obtained by fraudulent means, including the degree of difficulty involved in obtaining such documents or through such means; the challenges and level of difficulty involved in verifying the authenticity of documents - Aug. 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD100419.E - Whether it is possible for an individual who has an expired Bangladesh passport to renew his or her expired passport or obtain a new passport through any Bangladesh foreign mission; if so, whether the passport can be renewed or a new one obtained even if the original passport expired more than six months ago; whether the same policy on passport renewal and issuance is followed by all Bangladesh foreign missions (August 2005) - Aug 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD43358.E - Bangladesh: Procedure for obtaining a plastic Bangladesh driver's licence, the information that appears on the licence, issuing offices, and whether one must make an application in person - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD42922.E - Bangladesh: The voter's identity card, including the procedures to obtain one, its use, whether it is obligatory for all age-voting Bangladeshis - Sep. 2004 (PDF)
    • BGD42162.E - Bangladesh: Whether a man is required to give his consent when a passport is requested by his wife or child - Nov. 2003 (PDF)
    • BGD42031.FE - Bangladesh: The validity of personal documents belonging to citizens of Bangladesh and the impartiality of the legal system in Bangladesh - Oct. 2003 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF),  2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012(PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Children - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD35136 - July 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief summary of the adoption procedures in Bangladesh.
      2. What is the procedure where the child's natural parents are alive and consent to the adoption?
    • BGD31414 - March 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is it correct that students in pass degrees at university (as opposed to honours degrees), do not need to attend classes?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD42137.E - Bangladesh: Whether minor children traveling with one parent are permitted to leave the country without the presence and consent of the other parent in cases of marital separation or divorce - Nov. 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Women’s and Girls’ Rights - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - Marry Before Your House is Swept Away - Child Marriage in Bangladesh - June 2015 (PDF)
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Bangladesh: Background information, including actors of protection, and internal relocation - Corruption - Jan. 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Corruption -Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD34408 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide key dates in the Bangladeshi government's MiG-29 jet fighter aircraft purchase and later corruption trials
    • BGD34408 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any other relevant information, for example the profile of the MiG-29 corruption case or public comment on its future prospects
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD42643.E - Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Anti-Drug Federation of NGOs (BADF) in Dhaka, including its date of establishment, mandate, activities, 1998 to 2004 executive members; the Kamalapur Pathagar O Samaj Kallyan Parisad (KPSP) in Dhaka, including its mandate, activities and whether it is affiliated with BADF - May 2004 (PDF)
    • BGD42086.E - Bangladesh: Whether civilians bribe newspapers to publish fraudulent articles; frequency of this practice; which newspapers are most vulnerable to corruption; names of newspapers known to be corrupt - Jan. 2004 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Disability - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD42664.E - Bangladesh: Societal attitudes towards handicapped people, including those who are deaf and mute, and the treatment of those who promote their rights by the authorities and the Jamaat-e-Islami - June 2004 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Election -Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD34616 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the recent situation in Laxmipur District for BNP members and supporters. Which party won the local elections?
      1. Since the election of the Awami League government in 2008 have any persons been arrested for protests undertaken against the Caretaker Government prior to the election?
    • BGD34262 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an overview of the events leading to the most recent general election held in Bangladesh, the election results, and any significant events following the election
    • BGD33913 - Oct. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Elections were due to be held in Bangladesh in October 2008, but apparently they were postponed. When are they now due to be held
    • BGD33435 - July 2008 (PDF)
      1. When are the next national elections due to be held and what is the current level of political activity of the major parties
    • BGD31671 - April 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please also provide details of elections and the parties in power in Bangladesh since 1995.
    • BGD30767 - Oct. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding when and how Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) was formed, its policy platform and standing in the upcoming elections
Non Government Reports
  • Election Guide - Recent Elections
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Democracy in the Crossfire - Opposition Violence and Government Abuses in the 2014 Pre- and Post- Election Period in Bangladesh - April 2014 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Minorities - 2018 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - The Indigenous Jumma People of the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Jumma People (Chittagong Hill Tracts) - Aug 2013 (PDF),Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD38071 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please give a brief update on the situation for Chakmas in Bangladesh, in particular: (a) communities in the Chittagong Hills Tract (CHT); and (b) Chakmas living elsewhere (eg. Dhaka, Gazipur)
    • BGD38166 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Do young Chakma professionals in Dhaka or other places outside the Chittagong Hills Tract (CHT) attract adverse attention for any political activism, awareness-raising, etc?

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International - Pushed to the Edge: Indigenous Rights Denied in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts - June 2013 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Biharis

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD43465.E - Bangladesh: Information on the impact of the May 2003 High Court ruling allowing some Bihari citizenship on the Bihari community in Bangladesh; whether all Biharis are "stranded"; whether Biharis with Bangladeshi passports are citizens of Bangladesh or whether they are stateless; whether ethnic biharis who are citizens of Bangladesh are treated differently by government and society than stateless Biharis - April 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD41287.E - Bangladesh: Update to BGD23489.E of 2 April 1996 on the treatment of Biharis in Bangladesh - April 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Biharis (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Adivasis People

Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Adivasis (PDF)

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF),  2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Women - Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Bangladesh: Women fearing gender based violence - Jan 2018 (PDF)
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Bangladesh: Women - Dec 2014 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD37885 - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the current political/social/religious situation in Bangladesh, in particular for women
    • BGD34417 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. What is the societal attitude towards divorce? Are there any reports of men who have relationships with married or divorced women being discriminated against or harmed?
    • BGD31851 - June 2007 (PDF)
      1. Are outspoken female activists, who promote increased human rights for Bangladesh women, targeted? If so, what happens to them?
      2. Are non conformist females in Bangladesh targeted? If so, what type of difficulties do they face?
    • BGD31728 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Can you provide information on women's rights groups in Bangladesh, such as the issues, types of groups and organisations of these groups?
    • BGD31414 - March 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is it true that a man in Bangladesh is known by his real name; his father's name and his address; but that at times his nickname is also used
    • BGD30751 - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the organisation known as SDS.
      1. Please provide information on the situation for married women in Bangladesh who are victims of domestic violence.
      2. Can female victims of domestic violence seek assistance from police?
      3. Can female victims of domestic violence seek assistance from any other organisations?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD103807.E - Domestic violence, including legislation, state protection, and services available to victims - Sep. 2011 (PDF)
    • BGD101507.E - Bangladesh: Arranged, forced, and early marriage; the matching process and the role of the matchmaker; consequences for refusing to participate - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD101506.E - Bangladesh: Domestic violence; state protection and resources available to survivors of spousal abuse - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD42249.E - Bangladesh: Violence against women, especially domestic violence; state protection and resources available to survivors of abuse - Jan. 2004 (PDF)
    • BGD41764.E - Bangladesh: Treatment and protection available to common-law couples, especially in Dhaka - Aug. 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Report
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Women’s and Girls’ Rights - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • "Will I Get My Dues … Before I Die?" Harm to Women from Bangladesh's Discriminatory Laws on Marriage, Separation, and Divorce - Sep. 2012 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD34417 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Are there any reports of an incident around June 1998 in which Awami League followers were thrown out of Dhaka University who then held protests and hunger strikes?
    • BGD31606 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Under the current emergency situation, have there been restrictions or otherwise on freedom of movement within Bangladesh? Is this likely to change in the near future?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD104759.E - Bangladesh: Gonojagoron Moncho, including origin, purpose, structure, membership, areas of operation and activities (April 2013-January 2014) - January 2014 (PDF)
    • BGD42867.E - Bangladesh: The Action Research Study on the Institutional Development of Human Rights in Bangladesh (IDHRB), including an evaluation report on its implementation, an audit or investigation of the project - Sep. 2004 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Human Rights Situation - Jan. 1997 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International Profiles -
    • Bangladesh - Climate of impunity prevents adequate protection of human rights - April-May 2013 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profile -
    • Nepotism and Neglect: The Failing Response to Arsenic in the Drinking Water of Bangladesh’s Rural Poor - April 2016 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance -
    • Bangladesh: Background information, including actors of protection, and internal relocation - Judiciary - Jan. 2018 (PDF)
    • Bangladesh: Background information, including actors of protection, and internal relocation - Security apparatus - Jan. 2018 (PDF)
    • Bangladesh: Prison Conditions - March 2015 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Judiciary - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD34408 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding the current status of any legal action, in particular against former Ministry of Defence officials such as Syed Yusuf Hossain and Hossain Serniabat. Please provide information confirming that the charges against President Sheikh Hasina have lapsed or have been formally dropped
      2. Do reports confirm that charges against Brigadier General (retired) Iftekhar-Ul-Bashar and former Ministry of Defence Deputy Secretary Hasan Mahmood Delwar were dropped for lack of evidence?
    • BGD33475 - July 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please seek an update from DFAT (further to information provided in DFAT Report No. 729 of 7 November 2007) with respect to: whether a person who is the subject of an arrest warrant for offences under the Special Powers Act 1974 would have been able to receive an immigration exit stamp in their passport and legally depart Bangladesh through Dhaka's international airport in February 2008.
    • BGD33436 - June 2008 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation (May 2008) regarding the detention of BNP members given the continuing state of emergency in Bangladesh?
      2. Are local party members still being targeted for detention and arrest?
    • BGD32882 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advise how the authorities/police are likely to deal with any instances of harm due to an inter-religious or inter-racial de facto relationship
    • BGD31628 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. What are the roles presently of the police and the army?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD105614.E - Bangladesh: Whether the court of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka issues order sheets and arrest warrants in absentia of the accused in petition cases; whether an accused person can obtain a copy of an order sheet and an arrest warrant in petition cases from the court of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate; whether there is a registry of such documents held at the court; how court documents can be verified; appearance and security features; prevalence of fabricated petition cases at the court (2014-October 2016) - Nov. 2016 (PDF)
    • BGD102598.E - Bangladesh: Introduction of the caretaker government in October 2006; security measures implemented by the caretaker government; treatment of key political figures of the Awami League (AL) and the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) by the caretaker government - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
    • BGD101508.E - Bangladesh: Government action taken against militants allegedly involved in 17 August 2005 bombings - July 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD101313.E - Bangladesh: The Special Powers Act; police authority to use the Special Powers Act and circumstances under which it is used; police procedures followed, including warrants and/or notifications issued - May 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD41618.E - Bangladesh: Information on goons/thugs/mastans, and the nature of their relationship to political and police authorities - Aug. 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International -
    • Looking for Justice: Mutineers on Trial in Bangladesh - Nov 2009 (PDF)
    • Crimes Unseen: Extrajudical Executions in Bangladesh - August 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles
    • We Don't Have Him" - Secret Detentions and Enforced Disappearances in Bangladesh - July 2017 (PDF)
    • “No Right to Live”: “Kneecapping” and Maiming of Detainees by Bangladesh Security Forces - Sept. 2016 ({PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on police corruption - September 2014 (PDF)
    • Information on corruption within government, police and the Judiciary - Oct. 2012 (PDF)
    • Information on FIRs in Bangladesh, eg what is the effect of a FIR? Can a person safely relocate to another area, or will the police throughout Bangladesh know about a FIR made against them in another area - April 2011 (PDF)
    • Information on the Rapid Reaction Battalion (BAT) in Bangladesh - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on the availability of a fair trial (on a murder charge) including right to defence/lawyers, fair hearing, etc. - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on police protection in Bangladesh - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on problems faced by persons who are wrongly accused of a crime in Bangladesh - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
    • Information on the role of the village elders in property disputes in Bangladesh - June 2009 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Political Conflict, Extremism and Criminal Justice in Bangladesh - April 2016 (PDF)

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Law

  • Foreigners Act - Nov. 1946 (PDF)
  • Naturalization Act - Feb. 1926 (PDF)
  • The Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act - 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Law - Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD34330 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Were there any laws for formal adoption in Bangladesh in 1973?
      2. RRT research response BGD31681 indicates that the existing adoption laws were repealed in 1982 and were not replaced. This indicates that there may have been formal laws in place before then. What were these laws and what steps did the parties need to take to have a valid adoption?
      3. If there was no formal adoption in 1973, would customary adoption have allowed for paternal uncles to adopt their deceased brother's children?
      4. If so what evidence did the parties need to produce?
    • BGD33435 - July 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advise the offences set out in s.143/149/324/326/427/34 of the Penal Code and Section 6/7 of the Explosive Act.
    • BGD31414 - March 2007 (PDF)
      1. Is Dr Kamal Hossain a famous lawyer in Bangladesh? Did he write its Constitution?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD104943.E - Bangladesh: The Special Powers Act, including implementation by authorities; police procedures directed by the Act, including warrants and notifications (2011-August 2014) - Sept. 2014 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information regarding land dispute issues in Bangladesh - May 2009 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • "Will I Get My Dues … Before I Die"? Harm to Women from Bangladesh's Discriminatory Laws on Marriage, Separation, and Divorce - Sep. 2012 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports

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Medical Availability

Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Medical Issues - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD34181 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the treatment of the elderly or disabled. Treatment of the elderly in Bangladesh
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Profile
    • BANGLADESH - RAVAGING THE VULNERABLE: Abuses Against Persons at High Risk of HIV Infection in Bangladesh - Aug. 2003 (PDF)

Intergovernmental Organization Reports


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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Bangladesh:  - Opposition to the government  - Jan. 2018 (PDF),  Feb. 2015 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD38166 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Do young Chakma professionals in Dhaka or other places outside the Chittagong Hills Tract (CHT) attract adverse attention for any political activism, awareness-raising, etc
    • BGD34616 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the current government's view of the Caretaker government's suppression of protests
    • BGD34408 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide key dates in the Bangladeshi government's MiG-29 jet fighter aircraft purchase and later corruption trials
      2. Please provide information regarding the current status of any legal action, in particular against former Ministry of Defence officials such as Syed Yusuf Hossain and Hossain Serniabat Please provide information confirming that the charges against President Sheikh Hasina have lapsed or have been formally dropped
      3. Do reports confirm that charges against Brigadier General (retired) Iftekhar-Ul-Bashar and former Ministry of Defence Deputy Secretary Hasan Mahmood Delwar were dropped for lack of evidence?
      4. Please provide any other relevant information, for example the profile of the MiG-29 corruption case or public comment on its future prospect
    • BGD34262 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Has the nature and the level of political violence in Bangladesh changed?
      2. Is there any information to suggest that false charges filed against political activists of one party by another party prior to the emergency rule are likely to have survived the political changes in Bangladesh over the last two years
    • BGD33913 - Oct. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Are the mass round ups of political opponents that were taking place by the caretaker government in May/June 2008 still a feature of politics in Bangladesh in October 2008 or, have things settled down
    • BGD33435 - July 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advise the present caretaker's government attitude to politically motivated cases lodged prior to the State of Emergency
      2. Please advise the name of the wards and seats covering the area in Comilla and advise the names of the sitting members.
    • BGD33533 - July 2008 (PDF)
      1. Who was the Minister for Communications in February 2007? Was it Mr Nazmul Huda?
      2. Was he imprisoned on 28 February 2007 for 13 years?
      3. Which branch/district did he represent in Parliament?
      4. Was Mr Mohammed Kamrul Islam the Member of Parliament for Dhaka in January 2007?
      5. Are his whereabouts currently known
    • BGD33475 - July 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please seek an update from DFAT (further to information provided in DFAT Report No. 729 of 7 November 2007) with respect to: the situation regarding the detention of BNP members, in the context of the continuing state of emergency in Banglades
    • BGD33139 - April 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please advise if there are any reports of the deaths of Shamsul Haque and Sheikh Russel
    • BGD32796 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information on the treatment of returnees to Bangladesh who were supporters or members of the Freedom Party? Given the current political situation is it likely that a person with such an association would be targeted by government authorities or any other groups after being out of Bangladesh since 199
    • BGD31628 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. What is the current status and level of activity - formal and informal - of the political parties?
      1. What is the current level of political violence, including retaliation against opponents? Who is in charge?
    • BGD31414 - March 2007 (PDF)
      1. Was Mr Shamsul Islam the President of the Pahartali Chhatra League in or about 2 June 2004? Was Mr Md Jashm Uddin the President of the Goalpahar Bangabandhu Shriti Shangshad in Chittagong in or about 1996 (but also check 95, 97, 98 and 99)?
    • BGD31346 - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
      1. What is the current position of union activists in Bangladesh?
    • BGD30767 - Oct. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information regarding when and how Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) was formed, its policy platform and standing in the upcoming elections
      2. Is there any evidence to suggest that ordinary BDB supporters and activists are being adversely treated by the government of Bangladesh?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD105504.E - Bangladesh: the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), including structure, leaders, activities; membership cards and confirmation letters, and activities; treatment of members by authorities (2014-April 2016) - May 2016 (PDF)
    • BGD105611.E - Bangladesh: Information on the Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL), including structure and membership; treatment of members of the KSJL by Awami League members and by authorities (2014-August 2016) - Sept 2016 (PDF)
    • BGD103809.E - Information on the Jatiya Party, including its leaders, factions, youth wings and activities; treatment of members and supporters by authorities - Sep. 2011 (PDF)
    • BGD101504.E - Bangladesh: The Jatiya Party; its factions and subgroups, including its youth wing; leadership; activities; and treatment of members of the party - July 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD101587.E - Bangladesh: Membership documents issued by the Awami League - July 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD43561.E - Bangladesh: Situation of the Ekatturer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee (EGDNC), particularly in Dhaka; current president; whether Shahriar Kabir was charged, convicted, or detained; whether the EGDNC presented candidates in the Dhaka municipal elections in April 2002 - May 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD43346.E - Bangladesh: Update to BGD42046.E of 9 October 2003 on the Inu faction of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), its status, alliances with other parties and whether its members experience any problems with the government or police authorities - March 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD43349.E - Bangladesh: The political party with which Member of Parliament Mockbul Hossain (Lechu Mia) is affiliated - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD42046.E - Bangladesh: The Inu faction of the Jatiya Samajtantrik (JSD), including the party's structure, its leaders, its activities, its policies, and its alliances with other parties; whether members face problems with the government or police authorities - Oct. 2003 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - State Protection - Sep. 1998 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Political Developments December 1996-April 1998 - May 1998 (PDF)
    • Issue Paper - Political Developments and Political Violence - Dec. 1996 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on political organisation called Nationalist Jubo Dal - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • Does the East Bengal Communist Party have political aims or are the merely a criminal group with political pretensions - May 2009 (PDF)

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Awami League

Foreign Government Reports

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD34616 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on whether Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters have been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League following the 2008 elections. Is the situation different for high profile BNP members
      2. Is there any information to suggest that charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 would still be active? Is the Awami League pursuing charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 or has the Awami League announced its intention to do so?
      1. What information is available on the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with regard to the question of whether it is now under the direction of the Awami League government in practice?
      2. Have the RAB mistreated any BNP supporters or activists since the election of the Awami League government (for reasons such as violating the ban on political activity under the Caretaker Government)?
    • BGD34637 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief update since the election of the Awami League to government in Bangladesh and what reports exist regarding the treatment of, or attacks upon, members of the BNP
    • BGD34417 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information indicating that the Rapid Action Battalion, or other security agencies, have continued to pursue members of the Awami League since the victory of the party at recent parliamentary elections?
    • BGD34387 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please update on the treatment of BNP "field workers" or supporters following the election of the AL Government. Any specific references to Dhaka or Noakhali would be useful
    • BGD34262 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the current state of the two parties (BNP and AL), and the manner in which their respective candidates, members, and supporters conducted themselves in the 2 year period prior to the election, during the election, and the immediate aftermath of the election. Is there any information to indicate that BNP members and supporters have recently been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League; is the situation likely to be different in cases of high profile BNP members?
      1. Is there any information to suggest that cases filed against a BNP activist filed prior to 2001 are likely to be pursued by the newly elected AL government or any of its organs
    • BGD33385 - May 2008 (PDF)
      1. Is there a branch of the Awami League in South Africa. If so is there any information on office holders
    • BGD34417 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Is there any information indicating that the Rapid Action Battalion, or other security agencies, have continued to pursue members of the Awami League since the victory of the party at recent parliamentary elections?
    • BGD32845 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the Awami League, including its leadership, policies and history. Is there evidence that members of the Chatra League are targeted by the BNP?
      2. Please provide any information on an Awami League leader named Al Tofaiel Ahmed. Is there any information to indicate that the government discriminates in favour of businesses owned by BNP members or fails to protect businesses owned by people who are not BNP members
    • BGD31851 - June 2007 (PDF)
      1. Has the current military government reduced or stopped political targeting between Awami League, BNP, and associated minor parties? What is the current status of the Gono Forum? Do they have representation in Australia
    • BGD31628 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. In particular, what is the current situation of the Awami League and the BNP and their leaders, national and local? What is the post's prognosis for the evolution of the situation over the next 12-24 months?
    • BGD31671 - April 2007 (PDF)
      1. Can you please provide updated information on the Chattra League and Chattra Dal and the relationship between the BNP and the Awami League?
    • BGD31346 - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
      1. What is the current position of Awami League supporters/members?
      2. Are there reports of incidents of harm relating to union members and/or Awami League supporters/members
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD103808.E - Information on the Awami League (AL), including its leaders, subgroups, youth wings, and activities - Sep. 2011 (PDF)
    • BGD102598.E - Bangladesh: Introduction of the caretaker government in October 2006; security measures implemented by the caretaker government; treatment of key political figures of the Awami League (AL) and the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) by the caretaker government - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
    • BGD101503.E - Bangladesh: The Awami League (AL); its leaders; subgroups, including its youth wing; activities; and treatment of AL supporters by the authorities - July 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD43063.E - Bangladesh: Membership documents of the Awami League and its student factions - Nov. 2004 (PDF)
    • BGD41828.FE - Bangladesh: Organization called Bangladesh Awami Sechcha Sebak League (BASL) (Secha Sebak, Sechchasebak, Sechcha Sebok, Sechchasebok, Sechchashebak); its links with the Awami League (AL); its leaders; its political program; the specific problems its members have with the authorities and other political groups; if applicable, how these problems compare with those of AL members - July 2003 (PDF)

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

Foreign Government Reports

  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD36477 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please give a brief update on the treatment of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) supporters in Banglades
    • BGD34616 - April 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide an update on whether Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) supporters have been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League following the 2008 elections. Is the situation different for high profile BNP members
      2. Is there any information to suggest that charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 would still be active? Is the Awami League pursuing charges laid against BNP members prior to 2001 or has the Awami League announced its intention to do so?
      1. Have the RAB mistreated any BNP supporters or activists since the election of the Awami League government (for reasons such as violating the ban on political activity under the Caretaker Government)?
      2. What information is available on the situation faced by BNP supporters - members or activists - who have returned to Bangladesh following the election?
    • BGD34637 - March 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide a brief update since the election of the Awami League to government in Bangladesh and what reports exist regarding the treatment of, or attacks upon, members of the BNP
    • BGD34387 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please update on the treatment of BNP "field workers" or supporters following the election of the AL Government. Any specific references to Dhaka or Noakhali would be useful
    • BGD34262 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the current state of the two parties (BNP and AL), and the manner in which their respective candidates, members, and supporters conducted themselves in the 2 year period prior to the election, during the election, and the immediate aftermath of the election. Is there any information to indicate that BNP members and supporters have recently been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by members and supporters of the Awami League; is the situation likely to be different in cases of high profile BNP members?
      2. Is there any information to indicate that BNP members and supporters have recently been subjected to intimidation, violence and mistreatment by the police or security forces; is the situation likely to be different in cases of high profile BNP members? Please provide information on the recent situation in Dhaka for BNP members and supporters
      1. Is there any information to suggest that cases filed against a BNP activist filed prior to 2001 are likely to be pursued by the newly elected AL government or any of its organs
    • BGD33436 - June 2008 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation (May 2008) regarding the detention of BNP members given the continuing state of emergency in Bangladesh?
      2. Are local party members still being targeted for detention and arrest
    • BGD32845 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the Awami League, including its leadership, policies and history. Is there evidence that members of the Chatra League are targeted by the BNP?
      2. Please provide any information on an Awami League leader named Al Tofaiel Ahmed. Is there any information to indicate that the government discriminates in favour of businesses owned by BNP members or fails to protect businesses owned by people who are not BNP members
    • BGD31851 - June 2007 (PDF)
      1. Has the current military government reduced or stopped political targeting between Awami League, BNP, and associated minor parties? What is the current status of the Gono Forum? Do they have representation in Australia
    • BGD31628 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. In particular, what is the current situation of the Awami League and the BNP and their leaders, national and local? What is the post's prognosis for the evolution of the situation over the next 12-24 months?
    • BGD31671 - April 2007 (PDF)
      1. Can you please provide updated information on the Chattra League and Chattra Dal and the relationship between the BNP and the Awami League?
    • BGD30767 - Oct. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Is there any evidence to suggest that ordinary BDB supporters and activists are being adversely treated by members and supporters of BNP? If so, how, at what level and what has been the government's reaction, if any?
      2. Is there any evidence to suggest that BNP members who have defected to BDB have faced a stronger reaction by BNP members and supporters?
      3. Is there any evidence to suggest the presence of "pro-independence" and "anti-independence" factions within the BNP?
      4. Is there any evidence to suggest that one faction is more dominant or one faction is being adversely treated by the other? Is there any evidence to suggest that the "pro-independence" supporters of the BNP are being adversely treated or otherwise harmed by Jamaat-e Islami?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD105262.E - Bangladesh: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), including its structure, leaders, membership and membership documents, factions, associated organizations and activities; treatment of members and supporters by authorities (September 2012-2015) - August 2015 (PDF)
    • BGD104933.E - Bangladesh: Roles and responsibilities of the executive members of the local branches of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal (Bangladesh Nationalist Youth Party) (2010-August 2014) - August 2014 (PDF)
    • BGD104178.E - Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), including its leaders, factions, associate organizations and activities; treatment of members and supporters by authorities - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
    • BGD103519.E - Bangladesh: Membership documents issued by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to its members - Aug. 2010 (PDF)
    • BGD102598.E - Bangladesh: Introduction of the caretaker government in October 2006; security measures implemented by the caretaker government; treatment of key political figures of the Awami League (AL) and the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) by the caretaker government - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
    • BGD42944.E - Bangladesh: Update to BGD40761.E of 13 February 2003 on the Jatiya Party (Ershad), including the treatment of its members by the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) - Aug. 2004 (PDF)
    • BGD41983.E - Bangladesh: Information on the Freedom Party, including their present status and treatment by the ruling BNP - Sep. 2003 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on Bangladesh Nationalist Party member Ilias Ali - September 2012 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Refugees and IDPs - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Danish Immigration Service
    • Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh and Thailand Report - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report -Refugees -  2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles - “Bangladesh is Not My Country” Stateless Rohingya Refugees Expelled from Myanmar - August 2018 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Treatment of Rohingya in Bangladesh (information from 2010 only) including by police and if subject to mistreatment - June 2010 (PDF)
    • Treatment of Rohingnya refugees - June 2009 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
  • US Commission on International Religious Freedom - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • The Law Library of Congerss - Bangladesh: Treatment of Religious Minoriteis - August 2016 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance
    • Bangladesh: Religious minorities and atheists - Oct 2018 (PDF)
    • Bangladesh: Minority religious groups - March 2016 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Religion - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD37012 - July 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please provide recent information on the treatment of non-Muslims in Bangladesh and specifically in Dhaka
    • BGD35303 - Sep. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please advise the procedure for Muslim divorce under Bangladesh Family Law in regard to notification of intent to divorce and the granting of the divorce certificate
    • BGD34378 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide overview of the treatment of Catholics in Bangladesh generally - especially in recent years under the caretaker government - and any comment/analysis on the prospects under the new AL administration.
      2. Please provide background on the Catholic community in Dhaka, including any incidents or concerns.
      3. Please provide background on the Catholic community in Bonpara, in particular (a) its size and strength, and (b) whether Muslims have targeted members.
      4. Please provide information on the Catholic Youth Commission.
      5. Are there reports of Catholic Youth Commission members or persons associated with the Catholic Bishops Conference being targeted by Muslims
    • BGD34387 - Feb. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please update on the situation for Catholics in Dhaka.
      2. Are there any reports to suggest that Christians (or Catholics) tend to support or be associated with the BNP or AL generally, or whether this might depend on local conditions?
      3. Are there any reports of a Catholic community in Lalpur (village) or Sonapur (local area) of Noakhali; in particular, their size and whether they are long-established?
      4. If so, is there any material to indicate their mistreatment or serious incidents
    • BGD34036 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the usual process for Muslims marrying in Bangladesh?
      2. Does a Nikah Nama have the same legal status as a marriage certificate? Is it issued by the government?
      3. Under Bangladeshi law is a Nikah Nama valid if the bride has not signed it? Can she appoint someone (eg a "wakil"/proxy) to sign on her behalf?
      4. Does the bride have to sign the Nikah Nama in front of the Qazi?
      5. Is there an order to the process eg does the bride have to sign the Nikah Nama before the groom
    • BGD33602 - Aug. 2008 (PDF)
      1. What evidence of harm to followers of Maijbandari sect from others because of their religious faith?
      2. Is there any evidence that followers may be adversely treated in the Chittagong district
    • BGD33472 - June 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on Ahmadi identity and what kind of beliefs and practices might identify a person as being of the Ahmadi faith?
      2. Please provide information on the Ahmadi community. Are they an organised or an informal community?
      3. How is the school system organised in Bangladesh? Are there religious and secular schools?
      4. What is the attitude of Ahmadis to marriage between an Ahmadi male and a Christian woman
    • BGD33060 - April 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please obtain external advice with respect to the treatment of persons who no longer identify as Muslim and do not practice a religion.
      2. Are there any impediments to relocating to Dhaka or other large cities as a non-follower of religion
    • BGD33007 - March 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide basic information on the practices and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church with particular attention to the meaning and significance of the sacraments.
      2. Is it likely or possible that a lay person who is a member of a Catholic congregation in Bangladesh would be able to perform a private baptism of a Muslim convert?
      3. Please provide an update since August 2007 on Christian converts in Bangladesh
    • BGD32882 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information about the societal attitudes (particularly among Muslims) to inter-religious and inter-racial de facto relationships in Bangladesh. Is there any evidence of those involved in such relationships being harmed?
      2. Are there any areas in Bangladesh (perhaps with non-Muslim population) where an interfaith/mixed couple and their children could reside safely?
    • BGD32527 - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any reports of violence directed against Hindus in the Khulna region since the State of Emergency in January 2007?
    • BGD30821 - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Are Hindus a minority religion in Bangladesh?
      2. How are religious minorities, notably Hindus, treated in Bangladesh?
      3. Is the Awami League traditionally supported by the Hindus in Bangladesh?
      4. Are Hindu supporters of the Awami League discriminated against and if so, by whom?
      5. Are there parts of Bangladesh where Hindus enjoy more safety?
    • BGD30942 - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Please provide any research regarding the treatment of Christians in Bangladesh.
      2. Please provide any research regarding the treatment of converts from Islam to Christianity in Bangladesh
    • BGD30751 - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
      1. Are any Islamist parties or religious extremists opposed to the SDS?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD101510.E - Bangladesh: The situation of Christians; the availability of state protection and of internal relocation - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD101509.E - Bangladesh: The situation of Hindus; the availability of state protection and of internal relocation - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD101505.E - Bangladesh: Rise of religious fundamentalist groups and nature of their relationship with the authorities - Aug. 2006 (PDF)
    • BGD100462.E - Bangladesh: Situation of Buddhists, particularly in the areas of Chittagong and Dhaka; treatment by Muslim majority, Islamist groups, authorities and political parties; protection available - Aug. 2005 (PDF)
    • BGD41682.E - Bangladesh: Update to BGD32321.E of 3 August 1999; recent treatment of Christians by Muslims and the political and police authorities - Aug. 2003 (PDF)
    • BGD41683.E - Bangladesh: Treatment of Muslims who converted to Christianity; protection available to Christians who are threatened by religious extremists - Aug. 2003 (PDF)
    • BGD41744.E - Bangladesh: A group called the Sahaba Soldiers; the goals and activities of the group; treatment of those who hold progressive religious and social views by the Sahaba Soldier members - July 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Breach of Faith - Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh - June 2005 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information required on the Islam Chatra Shebir (Islami Chhatra Shibir) party. Is it a religious or political organisation? What is its legal status? How are its members treated by the Government? Is there any information on the current treatment of its supporters by the government upon their return to Bangladesh? Do its members dress distinctly? Could they be easily identified? - August 2013 (PDF)
    • Is Islamic fundamentalism a problem in Bangladesh? Do minority religions have equality? - April 2011 (PDF)
    • Treatment of Buddhists in Bangladesh. Any reports on discrimination, violence, human rights. Any reports on state protection for Buddhists - April 2011 (PDF)
    • Both the Muslim majority and Hindu minority in Bangladesh have a hierarchical caste system with discrimination - Sep. 2010 (PDF)
    • Treatment of Hindus in Bangladesh - June 2010 (PDF)
    • Please advise of treatment of Ahmadi Muslims in Bangladesh - Jan. 2010 (PDF)
    • Information on the Islamic fundamentalist group Harkat Ul Jihad - March 2009 (PDF)
  • World Directory of Minorities - Hindus (PDF)

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Country Policy and Information Note  - Bangladesh: Sexual orientation and gender identity - Nov. 2017 (PDF), Sept. 2017 (PDF), Dec. 2016 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Sexual Orientation - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Dec. 2011 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • BGD31677 - May 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the situation in Bangladesh for homosexual men
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD103390.E - Bangladesh: Treatment of homosexuals including legislation, availability of state protection and support services Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa - July 2010 (PDF)
    • BGD41822.FE - Bangladesh: Treatment of homosexuals; legislation on homosexuality and its enforcement - July 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profiles 
    • "I Want to Live With My Head Held High" - Abuses in Bangladesh's Legal Recognition of Hijras - Dec. 2016 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on the Treatment of Homosexuals - Oct. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues -  Armed Conflict

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • International Crisis Group
    • Countering Jihadist Militancy in Bangladesh - Feb. 2018 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Bangladesh: Information on internal armed conflict -  September 2014 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Home Office Country Information and Guidance - Bangladesh: Journalists, publishers, and internet bloggers - July 2017 (PDF)
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report - Freedom of Speech and Media - Aug 2013 (PDF), Sep. 2012 (PDF), Aug. 2009 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BGD42086.E - Bangladesh: Whether civilians bribe newspapers to publish fraudulent articles; frequency of this practice; which newspapers are most vulnerable to corruption; names of newspapers known to be corrupt - Jan. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Annual Report - Freedom of Expression and Attacks on Civil Society - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profile - No Place for Criticism: Bangladesh Crackdown on Social Media Commentary - May 2018 (PDF)
  • Amnesty International Profiles -
    • Caught Between Fear and Repression: Attacks on Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh - May 2017 (PDF)
    • Stop Them, Now! Enforced Disappearances, Torture, and Restrictions on Freedom on Expression - Oct 2014 (PDF)
  • Freedom House

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Timeline

Foreign Government Reports Media

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Trafficking

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - South Asia - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International Profiles -
    • Stop Them, Now! Enforced Disappearances, Torture, and Restrictions on Freedom on Expression - Oct 2014 (PDF)

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