The ICJ has brought to the attention of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism issues concerning the independence and impartiality of the judiciary in Bangladesh, as well as other key issues to be addressed in the review of Bangladesh’s compliance with international human rights.
From 22 April to 3 May 2013, the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the UPR will consider the situation of human rights in Bangladesh. Ahead of the Working Group’s review of Bangladesh, the ICJ has made a submission in which it has made suggested recommendations concerning:
- Independence and impartiality of the judiciary;
- Lack of transparent appointment procedures for public prosecutors;
- Use of the Presidential pardon in cases concerning allegations of gross human rights violations; and
- Bangladesh’s engagement with international human rights instruments and mechanisms.
Bangladesh-UPR16-StakeholderSubmission-legal submission (2012) (download full submission in PDF)
Bangladesh-UPR16-AdvocacyNote-NonLegalSubmission-2013 (download advocacy note in PDF)
Bangladesh-UPR16-ComparisonChart-NonLegalSubmission-2013 (download comparison with first cycle UPR of Bangladesh)AdvocacyLegal submissions