Targeted killings in Bangladesh: Victims, culprits and countermeasures – Jawad Syed

Since 2013, Bangladesh has been repeatedly in headline news across the world due to systematic and incessant targeted killings. In the mainstream media, both in South Asia and the West, the focus has been generally on high profile murders of secular and progressive bloggers, e.g., recent worldwide broad coverage of the tragic murder of XulhazContinue reading “Targeted killings in Bangladesh: Victims, culprits and countermeasures – Jawad Syed”

Expert comment: Gender diversity on boards

Cross-posted from: University of Kent Dr Jawad Syed’s Comment The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioned report titled “Gender diversity on Boards: the Appointment process and the role of executive search firms” provides an in-depth study into the appointment process to corporate boards and the role of executive search firms (ESFs). The report, producedContinue reading “Expert comment: Gender diversity on boards”

The New Zealand Diversity Forum

The New Zealand Diversity Forum is a platform which brings together individuals and organisations to share ideas and good practice on cultural diversity and positive race relations. The 11th annual Diversity Forum, organised by the Human Rights Commission, was held at AUT’s Auckland campus on 9 September 2015. The theme for the 2015 forum wasContinue reading “The New Zealand Diversity Forum”

Interview: GCEHR for effective steps to protect religious minorities in Pakistan

The GCEHR makes an appeal for peace in Pakistan and for solidarity with the country’s persecuted Christian minority, in the wake of recent terror attacks that left at least 16 people dead and scores of others wounded in Youhanabad, Lahore. The attack has been claimed by a Taliban splinter group, calling itself Jamatul Ahrar. TheContinue reading “Interview: GCEHR for effective steps to protect religious minorities in Pakistan”

World Report 2015: Human rights aren’t wrong in tough times

(Beirut) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its annual world report. In the 644-page World Report 2015, its 25th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In his introductory essay, Executive DirectorContinue reading “World Report 2015: Human rights aren’t wrong in tough times”