Centre for Law and Mediation (Bangladesh)

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Centre for Law and Mediation
TypeNon-profit, Interest group

The Centre for Law and Mediation (Bengali: আইন ও সালিশ কেন্দ্র, Ain O Salish Kendro, also called ASK) is a non-government, civil rights and legal aid organization in Bangladesh.[1] It is one of the leading human rights organizations of the country and is highly active in issues of labour and women's rights, as well as exposing human rights abuses by Bangladeshi security forces.[1] It consults with Amnesty International[2] and with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.[1] The centre was established by prominent Bangladeshi lawyers and activists in 1986. Sheepa Hafiza acts as the executive director from April, 2017.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Ahmad, Sayeed (2012). "Ain o Salish Kendra". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "Amnesty International congratulates Ain O Salish Kendra on their 25th anniversary" (PDF). Amnesty International. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Ain O Salish Kendra gets new executive director". The Daily Star. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2018.