The following country visits (of relevance) have been been carried out by UN Special Rapporteurs (on invitation by the government)

  • Special Rapporteur on violence against women, visit to Bangladesh May 20-29 2013. Please find the report of the Special Rapporteur here (A/HRC/26/38/Add.2), released April 2014 and a document of caste references in the reports of the Special Rapporteur on her missions to India and Bangladesh. In a press statement, the Special Rapporteur noted discrimination and violence based on ethnicity, religion, caste, indigenous status, disability, or work; dowry-related violence; sexual harassment; forced and/or early marriages; acid attacks; psychological violence in custodial settings; economic exploitation and cross-border trafficking, among others. Harmful customary and religious practices and violence perpetrated against minorities were also highlighted in numerous testimonies. Prior to her visit BDEWF, BDERM, Nagorik Uddyog and IDSN submitted input on violence and discrimination against women in Bangladesh for the rapporteur Joint submission 2013
  • Independent Expert on water and sanitation and the Independent Expert on human rights and extreme poverty, December 2009. During their visit, the two UN expert visited Dalit colonies in Dhaka and noted that Dalits suffer from ‘terrible living conditions’. Their report was presented to the 15th session of the Human Rights Council in September 2010 and contained some important references to caste discrimination.Read more about the country visit here
  • Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (28 Oct – 15 Nov 2000): Read the reportE/CN.4/2001/73/Add.2

Requests for country visits to Bangladesh by UN Special Rapporteurs

Several Special Rapporteurs have requested country visits to Bangladesh. For a status quo on pending requests and confirmed visits, visit the OHCHR website here

More information

Read UN treaty body recommendations on Bangladesh

Read the recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review of Bangladesh

Read more about the UN Special Procedures and caste discrimination