Human Rights

A damning report card for the NHRC

If the NHRC cannot investigate allegations of abuses committed by law enforcement agents and if it cannot hold the government accountable, what is the point of having such a commission?

Assange may be in the dock, but it is journalism that’s on trial

The case against him and WikiLeaks is much more important for what it might entail for press freedom itself.

National Girl Child Day / We must radically reimagine girls’ rights

Even in 2023, there are a number of very basic rights that Bangladeshi girls don't have.

Odhikar duo’s convictions are regrettable

Odhikar has been diligently documenting all kinds of violations of human rights by both state agencies and non-state actors since 1994.

What will Bangladesh's defence be at the upcoming UPR?

How is this UN review of utmost importance as far as the state of human rights in Bangladesh is concerned? What could we reasonably expect from this political exercise?

Investment in children will give lifelong returns

The proportion of the budget allocated to children-focused programmes does not fully address the magnitude of the challenges.

Lost childhood, wasted potential: We must put an end to child labour

The issue of child labour in Bangladesh is complex and deeply entrenched, but it is not insurmountable.

Why are human rights defenders being targeted?

The state must protect their rights unconditionally

Investigate Alal’s custodial death

Those responsible must pay for their crime

November 27, 2023
November 27, 2023

A damning report card for the NHRC

If the NHRC cannot investigate allegations of abuses committed by law enforcement agents and if it cannot hold the government accountable, what is the point of having such a commission?

October 6, 2023
October 6, 2023

Assange may be in the dock, but it is journalism that’s on trial

The case against him and WikiLeaks is much more important for what it might entail for press freedom itself.

September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023

We must radically reimagine girls’ rights

Even in 2023, there are a number of very basic rights that Bangladeshi girls don't have.

September 17, 2023
September 17, 2023

Odhikar duo’s convictions are regrettable

Odhikar has been diligently documenting all kinds of violations of human rights by both state agencies and non-state actors since 1994.

September 11, 2023
September 11, 2023

What will Bangladesh's defence be at the upcoming UPR?

How is this UN review of utmost importance as far as the state of human rights in Bangladesh is concerned? What could we reasonably expect from this political exercise?

August 13, 2023
August 13, 2023

Investment in children will give lifelong returns

The proportion of the budget allocated to children-focused programmes does not fully address the magnitude of the challenges.

August 6, 2023
August 6, 2023

Lost childhood, wasted potential: We must put an end to child labour

The issue of child labour in Bangladesh is complex and deeply entrenched, but it is not insurmountable.

July 24, 2023
July 24, 2023

Why are human rights defenders being targeted?

The state must protect their rights unconditionally

June 18, 2023
June 18, 2023

Investigate Alal’s custodial death

Those responsible must pay for their crime

January 17, 2023
January 17, 2023

What will Bangladesh get out of Donald Lu's visit?

Lu’s trip looked at how the two nations interact generally. If we focus on the visit's particulars, there were discussions that took place on governance, economic governance, strategy, and other economic concerns.

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