National Human Rights Commission

Immense power, little application

Contrary to popular belief, the National Human Rights Commission is armed with ample power to help ensure justice and even compensation for victims of rights violation.

Timely admin steps could’ve saved Nusrat

The brutal killing of Nusrat Jahan Rafi could have been avoided had the local administration and the madrasa governing body taken necessary steps on time, National Human Rights Commission said in its probe report yesterday.

UN to gather evidence on genocide in Myanmar

The UN has planned to amass evidence of genocide on Rohingyas through a judicial investigation, said United Nations Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng in a meeting with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque.

NHRC condemns brutality on Rohingyas

National Human Rights Commission condemns the persecution by Myanmar army in Rakhine state and termed its brutality on Rohingyas as the worst form of human rights violation.

Rupa murder: NHRC for capital punishment to culprits

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) urges the authorities concerned to ensure the capital punishment to the culprits, who raped and murdered Rupa Khatun on a moving bus in Tangail on August 25.

NHRC worried over enforced disappearances

The National Human Rights Commission yesterday expressed concern over the recent incidents of enforced disappearance and abduction and asked the government to find the victims and return them to their families immediately.

NHRC concerned over recent abductions, disappearances

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed grave concern over the recent incidents of abduction and enforced disappearance, including the kidnapping of two businessmen and a banker in the last six days.

Human Trafficking Cases: Conviction rate keeps falling

Prosecutions over human trafficking related cases in the country have been reducing each year and came down alarmingly last year mainly because of faulty case filings, inappropriate victim identification and lack of allegations raised by victims.

576 in jail even after end of terms

At least 576 inmates are serving additional days in different jails across the country due to the jail authorities' failure to take effective steps, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman has claimed.

March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016

Crime scene cleaning may mislead trial process: NHRC chief

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman says the cleaning of the crime scene in the Sohagi Jahan Tonu murder case may mislead the trial process.

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

Govt cannot withdraw cases filed by individuals

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman yesterday expressed surprise that many foreign organisations were asking the government to withdraw the cases against an editor.

August 16, 2015
August 16, 2015

Ensure freedom of NHRC: Mizanur

National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman calls upon the government to take steps to ensure freedom of the commission.

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015

NHRC gets list of 598 ‘trafficking victims’

A Malaysia-based NGO has handed over a list of 598 trace-less Bangladeshi trafficking victims to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for investigation and is taking steps to bring them back home.

April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015

NHRC boss blames fanaticism, patriarchal system

Chief of National Human Rights Commission blames the sexual assault at Dhaka University during Pahela Baishakh celebration on religious fanaticism and patriarchal system.

April 4, 2015
April 4, 2015

Follow due process, HR chief tells cops

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman urges the law enforcement agencies to follow due process in detaining people and keeping them in custody.