Human Rights

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...

August 12, 2017
August 12, 2017

UN expert for restraint in security drives in Rakhine state

A United Nations human rights expert has expressed deep concern over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine State in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the...

August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017

Myanmar rejects allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya

Myanmar rejects allegations of crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing during a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims last year, accusing the United Nations of making exaggerated claims in its...

June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017

90 killed in crossfire or custody in 2017: Report

A total of 90 people are killed in crossfire or law enforcement agencies' custody across the country in the last six months, says a report of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK).

June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017

Torture poisons societies from within

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” ...

April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017

Human rights and detention of the mentally ill

The International Bill of Human Rights together with the CRPD provides a comprehensive charter, among other things, to be adopted by a ratifying state for a modern and non-discriminatory mental...

March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017

Bangladeshi workers win European court case against Greece

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages.

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

AL, BNP to discuss Bangladesh situation at UK House of Lords

Two high-profile delegations from the ruling Awami League and BNP are to attend a seminar organised by UK House of Lords over Bangladesh’s prevailing political and human rights situation on July 19.

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

UN human rights chief deeply concerned at growing military role in Thai govt

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expresses growing concern about the military’s deepening role in Thailand’s civilian administration, as well as tight curbs on...

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Bangladesh failed at times to control security forces: US

The United States has said the government of Bangladesh took 'limited measures' to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces. The US, in its 2015 Country...

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

US to honour Sara Hossain, 13 others tomorrow

The United States is going to honour 14 women across the world, including barrister Sara Hossain, for their exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender...