NHRC

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.

April 1, 2016
April 1, 2016

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.

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.

February 4, 2016
February 4, 2016

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.

January 2, 2016
January 2, 2016

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.

December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015

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.

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 25, 2015
June 25, 2015

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”.

June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015

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.

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 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.

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