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  • How independent and effective is the NHRC?

    When it comes to allegations of human rights violations against law enforcement agencies, the NHRC claims that its hands are tied in investigating themselves and it can only ask for reports from the government.

  • Corruption in Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

    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.

  • BSF killled Felani Khatun

    BSF troops enjoy total impunity

    Kabirul Hossain Molla’s offence was that he trespassed on Indian soil near the border in Satkhira on May 10. He wanted to bring some packs of tea leaves.

  • NHRC Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque

    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.

  • Some questions on the role of NHRC

    Recently, there has been much discussion about the independence and effectiveness of Bangladesh's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in light of the Commission's probe committee's report on the gang-rape of a woman in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali on December 31.

  • Akram killing

    Probe Akramul’s death: NHRC

    The country’s national rights body reiterates demands for proper investigation into the death of Teknaf’s ward councillor Akramul Haque, whose death during the state-sponsored drive against drugs raised some serious questions.

  • 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 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.

  • Dr Mizanur Rahman

    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.

  • Dr Mizanur Rahman

    IGP’s comments indecent: NHRC chief

    Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) terms “indecent” and “undesirable” the recent comments of the police chief regarding his fear of arrest trade.

  • HR boss sees all the bad signs

    National Human Rights Commission Chairman Dr Mizanur Rahman yesterday said the spot, where Tonu's body had been found, looked unusually clean, suggesting that some evidence might have been tampered with.

  • 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.

  • Cops’ outrageous behaviour needs to stop now: NHRC chief

    National Human Rights Commission Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman says a man has to sacrifice his life because of “outrageous and illegal” activities of police.

  • Call for a transparent, participatory process

    The NHRC was guided by the Paris Principles to propose the inclusion of a civil society member in the Selection Committee. However, we are afraid that the proposal would not be able to bring any fundamental change in the independent functioning of the selection committee, as it is still very easy for the government to make the appointments as per their interest.

  • EC’s 'gender-bias’ symbols are ‘ridiculous’: NHRC

    Criticising the Election Commission for showing “discrimination” to women councillors in allocating electoral symbols, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman says the commission’s attitude is actually the reflection of the society, where discrimination is deeply rooted.

  • 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.

  • Some recruiting agencies linked with slave trade: NHRC

    National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman says a section of private manpower recruiting agencies are practicing “modern slavery trade”.

  • NHRC findings alarming

    According to the National Human Rights Commissioner, about 70 percent of all complaints of violation of human rights received by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are against law enforcers, and half of all these complaints are allegations of torture by members of the law enforcing agencies.

  • 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.

  • 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.