Human Rights of the Aboriginals in the Context of Bangladesh

24 Pages Posted: 13 Apr 2015

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Mohammad Abdul Hannan

University of Rajshahi - Department of Law & Justice

Date Written: February 28, 2015


Human Rights is one of the most pronounced terms in international and regional arena in recent decades. Rights of the indigenous people or aboriginals (adibasis) occupy a mentionable part of human rights contexts, which is a great concern in present Bangladesh. Historically the Adibasis have often been dispossessed of their lands, or in the center of conflict for access to valuable resources because of where they live, or, in yet other cases, struggling to live the way they would like. Indeed, they are often amongst the most disadvantaged people in this land. The present study provides an idea of the demography and identity issues of the Adibasis of Bangladesh primarily. It analyses the theoretical concepts of the human rights of the Adibasis according to particular documentary legal evidences. In addition, it finds out the facade of the real conditions of the aboriginals through a number of case studies. This study denotes the role of governmental and non-governmental institutions in this historically neglected and marginalized arena. Finally, this work recommends most possible comprehensive suggestions to bring the Adibasis of Bangladesh out to the mainstream socio-economic ways of Bangladeshi people.

Keywords: Human Rights, Aboriginals, Bangladesh, socio-economic

Suggested Citation

Hannan, Mohammad Abdul, Human Rights of the Aboriginals in the Context of Bangladesh (February 28, 2015). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 08, No. 02, pp. 45-68, 2015, Available at SSRN:

Mohammad Abdul Hannan (Contact Author)

University of Rajshahi - Department of Law & Justice ( email )

Motihar Chattar, Boalia
Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205

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