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NHRC concerned over 'shootouts'

The National Human Rights Commission yesterday expressed concern over “shootouts” and “mass arrests” in a meeting with the visiting European Parliament (EP) delegation. Answering to a query from the team about the commission's stance on “crossfire” or “encounter”, the NHRC said it always stands against extrajudicial killings, says a press release of the commission. The NHRC told the EP team that it regularly sends recommendations to the government to stop such killings. Thirty-three people have so far been killed in “shootouts” or...

Journalist must follow protect child rights Meeting organised by MRDI, Unicef, NHRC told

Journalist must follow protect child rights Meeting organised by MRDI, Unicef, NHRC told

Journalists should follow a code of ethics in presenting news so that it does not violate child rights and affect their psychological development, said media representatives and rights activists yesterday. Each media house should arrange trainings for journalists to sensitise them to child rights, they viewed at a meeting titled “Ethics and principles in...

Journalists must protect child rights

Journalists must protect child rights

Journalists should follow a code of ethics in presenting news so that it does not violate child rights and affect their psychological development, said media representatives and rights activists yesterday. Each media house should arrange trainings for journalists to sensitise them to child rights, they viewed at a meeting titled “Ethics and principles in...

'Don’t violate human rights while using force'

'Don’t violate human rights while using force'

The National Human Rights Commission chairman today asked the law enforcers to remain careful while using force to tackle the ongoing violence so that no human rights is violated. “Many times, you need to use power to protect human rights and public life, but you have to be careful so that it never accounts...

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LET'S COMPLAIN to the NHRC

LET'S COMPLAIN to the NHRC

ANY person or organisation can bring allegation regarding any violation of human rights to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Hence every human is entitled and have equal access to the NHRC irrespective of his/her race, sex, gender, religion, ethnicity, place of birth, literacy, ability etc. Moreover, NHRC has power to take action...

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...

SI Anwar's Bid to Brand Alam A Criminal

Misleading facts in case statement

Sub-Inspector Anwar Hossain, arrested over shooting car driver Shah Alam, has provided misleading information in the case he filed against the victim. Anwar was arrested after Alam's brother Golam Mostafa filed a case with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police on Wednesday afternoon. He was placed on a two-day remand following a Dhaka court order yesterday. Alam, shot in both legs and shown arrested in an arms case, is now undergoing treatment at National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor). The High Court yesterday...

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...

Cops’ broken chain of command worsens HR situation: NHRC chief

Cops’ broken chain of command worsens HR situation: NHRC chief

The chain of command of police administration has broken down, resulting in slide in human rights and law and order situations, the National Human Rights Commission Chairman (NHRC) chief said today. "Instead of arresting the real culprits, they (police) are repressing the general people," Mizanur Rahman said after visiting economist Prof Mahbubullah, who was...

Children in prisons for lazy magistrates

Many children are languishing in prisons across the country due to the negligence of a section of judicial magistrates who do not care to verify their ages and send them to juvenile correctional facilities, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof Mizanur Rahman said in Rajshahi yesterday. “I can't understand how a magistrate can send a child to jail citing her/his age as above 18, in order to avoid some additional work of verifying their age,” he told reporters...

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