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The LCHR presents a roundtable to discuss human rights in Bangladesh and the future of the UK’s diplomatic relationship.

About this Event

Join the Labour Campaign for Human Rights’ for a roundtable event to discuss Britain’s relationship with Bangladesh.

The evening will debate the findings of our latest report, with the ambition of developing Labour Party policy on Britain’s future relationship with Bangladesh.

On the panel:

  • Murad Quereshi – Chair of Stop the War
  • Mabrur Ahmed – Director of Restless Beings
  • Dr Halima Begum – Social policy and aid expert, former First Secretary and Education Adviser, FCO/DFID Bangladesh
  • Dr Rumana Hasem – Academic and Bangladeshi activist

The Labour Campaign for Human Rights:

The Labour Campaign for Human Rights is a campaign group that seeks to promote and protect human rights within the Labour movement, in the UK and beyond. Our latest campaign, Britain and Her Allies, looks at how the UK can put human rights at the heart of its foreign policy.

The report

LCHR have written a detailed report on Britain’s relationship with Bangladesh. It analyses human rights abuses perpetrated by the Bangladesh Government; the Rohingya Crisis; the rights of the child; and the impact of the climate emergency.

We believe the UK must be a responsible and caring partner in future development, which seeks the improvement of rights over the improvement of economic ties. Issues such as the UK’s involvement in RAB forces that have been employed in forced disappearances, killings and arbitrary arrests must be addressed.

You can read the full report here: https://lchrblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/bangladesh-briefing-version-2-for-website.pdf

Please note, due to the size of the room, this event may quickly reach capacity, please ensure to RSVP early to guarantee your seat.

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