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Repeal Lunacy Act

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Repeal Lunacy Act

LEGALLY speaking, a 'Mentally Retarded' is that person who significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behaviour and manifested during the developmental period, which adversely affects a child's educational performance; where a 'Mentally ill' person is s/he who is suffering from mental illness or mental disorder, as defined in...

Commentary by Mahfuz Anam

Human Rights or Human 'Farce' Day

Human Rights or Human 'Farce' Day

That is what our Human Rights Day is -- a farce. A country that has shameful number of extrajudicial killings, extremely high number of disappearances and, most disturbingly, a government which is at best nonchalant or at worst tacitly acquiescing  of it can only observe the International Humans Rights day as a human...

Editorial

Human rights day and us

THE United Nations Human Rights Day passed yesterday with a very meaningful message for the whole year. This year's slogan is “Human Rights 365,” which underscores the idea that every day is a human rights day. This is to elevate the routine and ritualistic observance of the day to a solemn and substantive level. By stressing the need for year round commitment to human rights, the UN has put across two important messages: First, the UN agencies and the...

Every day human rights day

Amid growing concerns over abductions of many, allegedly by law enforcers, the country observes the United Nations' Human Rights Day today. The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950. This year's slogan -- Human Rights 365 -- encompasses the idea that every day is a Human Rights Day. To mark the day, several government and non-government organisations have arranged different programmes, including discussions, rallies and seminars in the capital and elsewhere in the country. Maulik Adhikar Suraksha...

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Let's change lives through human rights

Let's change lives through human rights

ON behalf of the National Human Rights Commission Bangladesh-JAMAKON, let me extend good wishes to all the readers. 66 years ago, on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights –UDHR was adopted by the UN General Assembly. That precisely is the reason why December 10 is celebrated worldwide as the Human...

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The power of human rights education

The power of human rights education

IN every year human rights day is observed with lots of commitment and aspiration from national and International patrons. After 65 years of human rights declaration, human rights still remain a matter of observance and not being a matter of effective realisation. Do human rights exist for a day, or a month? Is...

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Improving the standard of human rights

Improving the standard of human rights

HUMAN rights are the rights that are ensured by the state in line with the standard of the international instruments and national policies outlined in line with that. They are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because of being a human being, and which are...

Police under political control now: Akbar Ali

Police under political control now: Akbar Ali

  Stating that the police have completely gone under political control, former caretaker government adviser Akbar Ali Khan today said the situation will worsen if a commission is not formed and the concerned law is not amended in this regard. He was speaking at a programme marking seven years of the judiciary’s separation held at...

Law News

South Asians for human rights protection

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...

Law Vision

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...

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