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Cautionary News: Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities - AsiaOne

Cautionary News: Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities - AsiaOne | International Human Rights | Scoop.it

"Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities" ~ Sep 11, 2012

 

On a day that the USA remembers terrorist acts, it's also useful to also remember what is going on in the world in some of our most impoverished areas of the world, where non-profits, NGOs hope to make a difference.

 

According to this post, thousands of charities are being shut down in Bangladesh over the past 3 years, attributed to power moves.  (See the Peter Drucker "There's no such thing as leadership" article for how effective that really is, long term.)

 

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Bangladesh has revoked licences for more than 6,000 charities over the last three years, an official said Tuesday, in a policy that critics slammed as a government attempt to extend its powers.

 

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"The government increasingly acts as though it is interested in controlling the NGO sector to a minute level detail, which will only stifle civil society activity."

______________________________

 

Masud Rana, spokesman for the social services department, said the licences for non-government organisations (NGOs) were withdrawn after charities were found to have collapsed or have changed their area of work.

 

"Most of these NGOs were sitting idle doing nothing or doing things other than they were permitted," Rana told AFP.

 

But the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) group said the closures were a deliberate move by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.

 

"This is just a smoke screen to exert political control over civil society," said Brad Adams, Asia director at the HRW.

 

"The government increasingly acts as though it is interested in controlling the NGO sector to a minute level detail, which will only stifle civil society activity."

 

Read the full article here.


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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 14, 2012 11:02 AM
This is a very terrible act to cancel all these charitable institutions. Politics is in the air again, controlling the lives of people. It is bad enough that we have war in these districts, but what is worst is the fact that they all seem not to care for the those who have least in life.
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Law Society warning over 'monopoly' interpreting deals | The Law Gazette

Law Society warning over 'monopoly' interpreting deals | The Law Gazette | International Human Rights | Scoop.it

The Law Society has warned of the ‘inherent risk’ in granting a monopoly contract to a single provider of courtroom interpreting, but said it lacks sufficient evidence to judge whether the contract awarded to Applied Language Solutions caused a ‘major structural problem’.

Responding to the justice committee’s call for written evidence on the controversial deal between the Ministry of Justice and the company contracted to provide court interpreters, the Law Society said it had received submissions from only four solicitors.

The Society said: ‘It is clear that there have been some problems which have caused individual distress, unnecessary adjournments and inconvenience, and which suggests that there may be a wider difficulty.’

Chancery Lane also highlighted the importance of the efficient delivery of translation services to the smooth running of the justice system and warned of the ‘significant risk of miscarriages of justice’ occurring where the standard of interpretation is inadequate.

The contract with Oldham-based ALS was intended by the MoJ to save £18m a year, cutting translation costs by nearly a third. The ministry described the initial difficulties as ‘teething problems’ but said the situation has now improved.


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Man's hand chopped off with an axe by bosses after he asked for £2.25 wages to feed his family

Man's hand chopped off with an axe by bosses after he asked for £2.25 wages to feed his family | International Human Rights | Scoop.it

A manual labourer has allegedly had one hand chopped off by his employers after asking bosses for his salary.
The incident happened on Sunday when the proprietors of an illegal alcohol making unit in India punished the man - identified only as Aliyaar - with an axe.
He had asked for the three month's wages he was owed, a total of 200 rupees (£2.25), so he could feed his family.

He was taken to Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) bleeding profusely, and may not be able to work for the rest of his life.

Police said the villager used to supply wood from the nearby forests to the brewery.
'There has been a fight between 2-3 people. The place where this incident occurred is an alcohol manufacturing unit owned by Ram Singh Yadav and Uday Yadav,' said Dr Mical Raj, Superintendent of Police, Garhwa.
'Those running the brewery did not pay him. For such a meagre amount, the left hand of Aliyaar was chopped off.'
Mr Raj said they had  ....  Ffs - have they never heard of just saying no??? - barbaric b..tards!!!

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Tourists accused of treating Andaman Islands Jarawa tribe like human zoo

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HUMAN rights campaigners and politicians have condemned a video showing women from a protected and primitive tribe dancing for tourists reportedly in exchange for food on India's Andaman Islands.....

The tribe, thought to have been among the first people to migrate successfully from Africa to Asia, lives a nomadic existence in the lush, tropical forests of the Andamans in the Indian Ocean.

India's Tribal Affairs Minister V. Kishore Chandra Deo, described the video as "deplorable" and said an investigation had been ordered.

"You cannot treat human beings like beasts for the sake of money. Whatever kind of tourism is that, I totally disapprove of that and it is being banned also," the minister told the Press Trust of India.

Survival International, which lobbies on behalf of tribal groups worldwide, said the video showed tourists apparently enjoying "human zoos".

"Quite clearly, some people's attitudes towards tribal peoples haven't moved on a jot. The Jarawa are not circus ponies bound to dance at anyone's bidding," said Stephen Corry, the group's director.

 

[The 'animals' are on the bus, the cultured people are the entertainers  bringing joy to the World!]

 


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Cautionary News: Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities - AsiaOne

Cautionary News: Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities - AsiaOne | International Human Rights | Scoop.it

"Bangladesh cancels licences of 6000 charities" ~ Sep 11, 2012

 

On a day that the USA remembers terrorist acts, it's also useful to also remember what is going on in the world in some of our most impoverished areas of the world, where non-profits, NGOs hope to make a difference.

 

According to this post, thousands of charities are being shut down in Bangladesh over the past 3 years, attributed to power moves.  (See the Peter Drucker "There's no such thing as leadership" article for how effective that really is, long term.)

 

Excerpt:

 

Bangladesh has revoked licences for more than 6,000 charities over the last three years, an official said Tuesday, in a policy that critics slammed as a government attempt to extend its powers.

 

______________________________

"The government increasingly acts as though it is interested in controlling the NGO sector to a minute level detail, which will only stifle civil society activity."

______________________________

 

Masud Rana, spokesman for the social services department, said the licences for non-government organisations (NGOs) were withdrawn after charities were found to have collapsed or have changed their area of work.

 

"Most of these NGOs were sitting idle doing nothing or doing things other than they were permitted," Rana told AFP.

 

But the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) group said the closures were a deliberate move by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.

 

"This is just a smoke screen to exert political control over civil society," said Brad Adams, Asia director at the HRW.

 

"The government increasingly acts as though it is interested in controlling the NGO sector to a minute level detail, which will only stifle civil society activity."

 

Read the full article here.


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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, September 14, 2012 11:02 AM
This is a very terrible act to cancel all these charitable institutions. Politics is in the air again, controlling the lives of people. It is bad enough that we have war in these districts, but what is worst is the fact that they all seem not to care for the those who have least in life.
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Bahrain Municipal Council Member is shot by AlKhalifa terrorists!

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Forces of the Bahraini regime targeted a member of the Municipal Council, Sadiq Rabea, shooting at him with birdshot gun causing serious injuries. The incident took place whilst regime forces were brutally suppressing a peaceful pro-democracy protest in Sitra Island.

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