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The nature and dynamics of human rights violation in Bangladesh: an analysis

Quddus, S. M. Abdul and Hoque, Morshadul (2014) The nature and dynamics of human rights violation in Bangladesh: an analysis. In: Human Rights in the Muslim World. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, xx-xx. (In Press)

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Human rights are considered to be necessary for freedom, democratic governance and of course the maintenance of a reasonable quality of life in a particular state or society. However, Muslim states which are only several decades old showed generally a dismal performance in upholding and maintain human rights although being signatories to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. There is not a single country in the Muslim world in which peoples’ human rights or liberty, freedom, live in peace without fear and regular and competitive elections are ‘fully’ observed (Quddus, 2012). Bangladesh is not unique in these regard. In this chapter, we shall analyze the nature and dynamics human rights situation in Bangladesh in the current context and try to figure out the causes and consequences of human right violation in Bangladesh. Our point of departure is that human right violations of citizens constitute a significant problem in Bangladesh. Historically, all regimes showed dissatisfactory records of human right protection of weak section of the society and particularly political opponent of the regime. Human rights violation in Bangladesh by law enforcing agencies can be understood in different forms and partly as part of the regime’s strategies of controlling political rivals and or lack of interest to protect the rights of poor section of the society like women, children and the poor.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6391/11338
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rights, violence against women, political rivalry, rule of law
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr S M Abdul Quddus
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 10:01
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 16:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/11338

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