Human Rights

May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022

UN body deems govt explanations for enforced disappearance "insufficient"

The government has finally responded to the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances for the first time in 26 years.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Amnesty, TIB, RSF have no credibility in Bangladesh, says Hasan Mahmud

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud today came down heavily on Amnesty International, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and Reporters without Borders (RSF) for what he...

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Standard of US human rights report on Bangladesh questionable: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has questioned the quality of the US human rights report on Bangladesh, noting that Bangladeshi officials at the US Embassy in Dhaka prepare the initial draft...

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Tendency to impose values of some countries, like LGBT rights, regrettable: Dhaka on US human rights report

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam today said the government will ask for explanation from the US side on the recently published human rights report, noting that there are...

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

‘Confined’ by parents in Dhaka: Girl now under the care of Canadian embassy

The Canadian girl, who had allegedly been confined by her parents in Dhaka for around 10 months against her wishes, was handed over to the Canadian high commission today.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

Draft regulation for digital, social media, OTTs a threat to freedom of speech: Experts

The government’s draft regulation for digital, social media and OTT platforms will be a threat to freedom of speech and curb people’s basic rights, experts said today.

March 17, 2022
March 17, 2022

Bangladesh should respond to UN concerns on human rights: HRW

Human Rights Watch today urged the Bangladesh government to meaningfully respond to United Nations' concerns regarding grave allegations of torture, enforced disappearance, and extrajudicial...

June 8, 2019
June 8, 2019

Philippines slams ‘unpardonable intrusions’ by UN rights experts

The Philippine government has attacked United Nations human rights experts for "unpardonable intrusions", after a call for an international investigation into killings linked to President...

March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

Make sure no innocent harassed

Stressing the importance of upholding human rights in enforcing laws, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the Rab members to be careful so that people are not unnecessarily harassed while...

March 28, 2019
March 28, 2019

Keep human rights in mind while enforcing laws: PM to Rab

Stressing the importance of upholding human rights in enforcing laws, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks Rab members to be careful so that people are not unnecessarily harassed while taking actions...