Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) works to establish and promote the human rights of all Bangladeshi citizens. HRPB helps to develop the institutional facilities necessary to strengthen constitutional governance, democracy, peace and the rule of law for the implementation of human rights. HRPB's main activities include legal aid, reconciliation, mediation and arbitration.
This organisation provides legal aid, helps secure the operation of the legal system, and promotes access to justice. HRPB is also promoting study and research in order to work out a comprehensive strategy for the implementation of human rights.
HRPB is trying to promote an understanding and belief in the protection of human rights and international understanding and co-operation for the universal respect for their obsevance with distinction as to race, sex, language, religion and colour. This organisation specially acts in cases of the violation of human rights by the state.
Stop repression on Rohingyas, rights body asks Myanmar
Rights body, Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) today submitted a memorandum to the office of Myanmar embassy in Dhaka, demanding that Myanmar government immediately stop repression on Rohingyas and bring them back from Bangladesh to that country.
HRPB leaders led by its President Advocate Manzill Murshid handed over the memorandum containing seven demands including that of withdrawing army and other forces of the government from Rakhine state of Myanmar to the official concerned of that country’s embassy in Dhaka.
In the memorandum, the organisation demanded formation of an independent and neutral commission to unearth torture on Rohingyas and violation of the human rights and to bring the people responsible for the incidents of torture and human rights violation to the book.
It also demanded that Myanmar government compensate the victimised Rohingyas and solve the Rohingya crisis recognising them as citizen.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) also expressed deep concern with the crackdown on people at north-western Rakhine province.
They also urged Bangladesh government to ensure the security of lives and properties of Rohingyas who took shelter in Bangladesh and send them back through consulting with the government of Myanmar.