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ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Population and the Laws of Bangladesh – a Comaparative Review by Raja Devashish Roy

FOCUS OF REPORT   This report compares the laws of Bangladesh concerning its indigenous (or “tribal”) peoples with provisions of the ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Populations, 1957 (Convention No. 107), and where relevant, with the provisions of the related ILO Recommendation No. 104, the ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, 1989 (Convention […]

Connecting the visible dots: A post-Accord history

16 April 2010 Courtesy: Daily Star: Naeem Mohaiemen ACCORDING to media reports, February-March saw the worst violence against Jumma (Pahari) people in the CHT region since the 1997 Peace Accord. However, to put it in context outside a newspaper myopic timeline, the arson, killing, and rapes in Mahalchari (2006) were probably comparable in scale (10 […]

Army searches houses in Kaokhali

07 April 2010 The members of Bangladesh Army on 5 April searched five Jumma houses, as the family members of Ms Jharna Dewan, who was chopped to death by settlers on March 29 over a dispute over a piece of land, held obsequies for her at Talukderpara village in Kaokhali under Rangamati district.   The […]

Broken Promises – Article on CHT in Forum, a monthly publication of Daily Star

April 2010 Courtesy: Daily Star (Shahadad Parvez) Ziauddin Choudhury (was Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong, 1978-81. He now works for the World Bank in Washington DC): provides a personal account of the politics behind the CHT settlement plan. A treaty, in the minds of our people, is an eternal word. Events often make it seem expedient […]