Bangladesh: Freedom of Expression

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws Chair, EU Justice Sub-Committee, Chair, EU Justice Sub-Committee

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Bangladesh Law Commission's proposed new law, now entitled Bangladesh Liberation War (Denial, Distortion, Opposition) Crime Law, and its implications for freedom of expression in that country.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

The proposed new Bangladesh Liberation War (Denial, Distortion, Opposition) Crime Law is in the initial consultation phase. We will continue to watch the development of its provisions closely, raising as appropriate any concerns that might arise.

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