October 9, 2012

Toxic Tanneries

The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather

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The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather
October 9, 2012
This report documents an occupational health and safety crisis among tannery workers, both men and women, including skin diseases and respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to tanning chemicals, and limb amputations caused by accidents in dangerous tannery machinery.
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ISBN: 1-56432-950-X
August 1, 2012

“The Government Could Have Stopped This”

Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma’s Arakan State

Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma’s Arakan State
August 1, 2012
This report describes how the Burmese authorities failed to take adequate measures to stem rising tensions and the outbreak of sectarian violence in Arakan State.
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ISBN: 1-56432-922-4
Demand End of Abuses in Burma, Access for Refugee Protection
May 27, 2015
Demand End of Abuses in Burma, Access for Refugee Protection

(Bangkok) – Governments gathering in Bangkok on May 29, 2015, to discuss the Southeast Asia boat people crisis should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions, and ensure unimpeded access for United Nations agencies to protect the rights of asylum seekers, Human Rights

May 27, 2015
May 18, 2015

The August 2014 killing of Timir Baran Chakma, an indigenous Jumma activist, allegedly in Bangladeshi military custody, was protested by his supporters. His death, and the failure of justice, like the plight of his people across the Chittagong Hills region, received little international notice. 

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May 17, 2015

On May 19 there’s a rare chance for accountability for the massive health problems caused by Bangladesh’s toxic leather tanneries.

May 15, 2015

On the Andaman Sea, west of the Siam peninsula in Asia, a tragic scandal is unfolding. Thousands of Rohingya asylum seekers who had recently fled Burma or Bangladesh on boats—mostly small open fishing boats and larger trawlers—and a smaller number of Bangladeshis, have been trying to reach Malaysia, where many Rohingya have previously sought refuge.

Murder of Ananta Bijoy Latest in Wave of Attacks on Secular Bloggers
May 12, 2015
Murder of Ananta Bijoy Latest in Wave of Attacks on Secular Bloggers

(New York) – The killing of secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Sylhet district on May 12, 2015, is part of an alarming trend of violent intolerance toward freedom of religion and speech in Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said today. This was the third fatal attack on bloggers in the past three months.

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