South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

The Bangladeshi consultation, held on 15th May 2012, involved human rights activists and academics. Key issues raised at the consultation, included the need to incorporate the concerns of IDPs into the policy making process of relevant ministries, as well as adopting a sustainable development policy that would lead to less involuntary displacement of people. Following an introduction of SAHR by Bureau Member, Khushi Kabir, presentations were made on the Deng Principles, the SAHR background paper on Bangladeshi IDPs, issues that IDPs face, and a review of past responses to IDPs from the humanitarian community and the government. The final sessions focused on seeking ways to operationalise the Deng Principles, in Bangladesh.

The report for the consultation can be found here

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