The ruling Awami League (AL) has consolidated political power through sustained harassment of the opposition and those perceived to be allied with it, as well as of critical media and voices in civil society. Corruption is endemic, and anticorruption efforts have been weakened by politicized enforcement. Due process guarantees are poorly upheld and security forces violate human rights with near impunity. Violence and discrimination against religious minorities and refugees, particularly Rohingya who have fled Myanmar, are significant problems.
Freedom in the World — Bangladesh Country Report
Bangladesh is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net — Bangladesh Country Report
Bangladesh is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
News & Perspectives on Bangladesh
Testimony on Freedom of Expression in Asia
Testimony and remarks
Coronavirus shows the need for a human rights–based approach to public health crises
August 3, 2020
How COVID-19 Restrictions Have Deepened Existing Inequality
June 8, 2020
Internet Freedom in Asia Hits Unprecedented Low
December 2, 2019
With New Members, the UN Human Rights Council Goes from Bad to Worse
November 19, 2018
A Grim Reality for Internet Freedom in Asia
November 7, 2018