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South Asians for human rights protection

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South Asians for human rights protection

SOUTH Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional human rights organisation, meeting at Kathmandu from 26-27 November 2014, is committed to promoting and protecting human rights, peace, democracy and justice in all countries of this region. We believe that the situation of human rights and the threat to peace, secularism and democracy are...

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A healthy diet is a human right

A healthy diet is a human right

THE scourge of malnutrition affects the most vulnerable in society, and it hurts most in the earliest stages of life. At present, more than 800 million people are chronically hungry, it is about 11 percent of the global population. Under nutrition is the underlying cause of almost half of all child deaths, and...

Law Event

Taking law to the community

Taking law to the community

EMPOWERMENT through Law of the Common People (ELCOP) has organised the 15th session of Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) from 10-22 October, 2014 at PROSHIKA HRDC, koitta, Manikganj on 'Human Rights and Religion'. 48 law students of 12 universities from home and abroad attended this intensive, residential training workshop. HRSS is the brain...

Lawmen worst human rights violators

Law enforcement agencies are the worst violators of human rights in the country, said National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday. "The number of complaints of human rights violation against law enforcement agencies tops the list we receive," he said, adding that research should be done as to "why law enforcers are at the top". The rights boss made the comments at a report sharing and discussion programme titled “NHRC: Institutional Commitment Needed". Organised by Ain O Salish Kendra...

Shajahan Khan served legal notice for obstructing protection of 4 Dhaka rivers

Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh yesterday served separate legal notices on the shipping minister and two high officials for creating obstruction in the implementation of a High Court directive for protecting four rivers from encroachment and pollution. The rights organisation sent the notices to Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Shipping Secretary Monjurul Islam and Assistant Secretary Md Hafizur Rahman. The HC on June 25, 2009 ordered to build pillars on the bank of the Turag, Balu, Buriganga and Shitalakkhya rivers after...

STRAIGHT LINE

Limon's ordeal and the State

THE optimists in Bangladesh would hope and pray that Limon's ordeal has perhaps come to an end, now that all the criminal cases filed against him have been withdrawn by the state. Limon, a young man, has been a subject of public discussion through sheer misfortune, by a suspect lethal action of a state organ that has left him crippled for the rest of his life. Fortunately, however, the incident has not crippled his spirit as he is reportedly...

US, Iraq draw up ground attack plan against ISIS

US, Iraq draw up ground attack plan against ISIS

The United States and Iraq are drawing up a campaign plan for offensive operations by Iraqi ground forces to gradually reclaim towns and cities that have been occupied by ISIS, according to a senior US official. The report came as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights yesterday said US-led air strikes in Syria have...

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Test cops’ mental eligibility before providing firearms

Policemen who need to carry firearms must undergo mental tests to determine whether they are capable of maintaining sanity, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chief said today. "They should be tested well to determine their mental fitness before they receive firearms," Mizanur Rahman said while visiting Shah Alam, whom a sub-inspector of Sher-e-Bangla...

Human Rights Campaign

15TH HRSS on Human Rights and Religion

15TH HRSS on Human Rights and Religion

THE 15th Human Rights Summer School (HRSS) has been started at PROSHIKA HRDC, Koitta, Manikgonj on 10 October 2014 with the participation of 48 selected law students of 12 universities of home and abroad. HRSS is a two weeks residential course on human rights jurisprudence conducted by law research institution, Empowerment through Law...

Adilur gets int'l honour for human rights role

Adilur gets int'l honour for human rights role

Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary to rights organisation Odhikar, has been awarded the Martin Ennals prize for his role in defending human rights in Bangladesh. Ten leading international rights groups nominated Adilur along with Alejandra Acheita of Mexico and Cao Shunli of China for the 2014 Martin Ennals Award Laureate. Of the three, Ancheita, founder and executive director of ProDESC, was selected for the honour for her work with migrants, workers and indigenous community for over 15 years. While Adilur and Cao Shunli were awarded Martin Ennals prizes. The award is a unique collaboration among ten of the world's largest rights groups, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW), to give protection to...

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