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Budget fails to heed the pain of pandemic affected

June 15, 2020 - 5:48 pm | Event | Latest | Publication

When the death toll and infection number of COVID-19 recorded high in the country, the 49th annual budget of Tk 568,000 crore for 2020-21 shed focus on the mega projects that pose a way of mega corruption. When people are dying without meeting minimum healthcare, infected are being refused admission into public hospitals, income loss […]

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Bangladesh slips 2 notches in democracy index

March 12, 2020 - 12:39 pm | Event | Latest | Report

Freedom of the World 2020 report The ruling Awami League (AL) has consolidated political power through sustained harassment of the opposition and those perceived to be allied with it, as well as of critical media and voices in civil society. Corruption is a serious problem, and anticorruption efforts have been weakened by politicized enforcement. D

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Bangladesh slips in rule of law index

Bangladesh slips in rule of law index

- 11:26 am | Event | Publication | Report

Bangladesh’s ranking has slipped to 115th from 112th a year ago in the rule of law index, drawn up by the US-based World Justice Project. The index ranks and compares 128 countries to shed light on “how the rule of law is experienced and perceived worldwide.”  Among the six South Asian countries, Bangladesh ranked fourth [&he

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Freedom House Report: Bangladesh is partly free

June 4, 2017 - 8:20 am | Event | Publication | Report

Bangladesh is an electoral democracy, though the opposition boycotted the 2014 elections, ensuring the dominance of the ruling Awami League. Official harassment of the political opposition, as well as of critical media and civil society voices, is on the rise. Security forces carry out a range of human right abuses, including extrajudicial executio

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