Human Rights

Address, not dismiss, human rights violations

ASK report paints disturbing picture of first six months of 2024

How will Bangladesh keep on sheltering the Rohingya?

The diminishing funds allocated for the Rohingya crisis are placing an immense financial burden on Bangladesh, forcing the country to resort to borrowing for the refugees’ well-being.

Children of incarcerated mothers / Prisoners without committing any crimes

The regulations for children of incarcerated mothers in Bangladesh are inadequate and/or not being implemented.

‘Human rights obligations are not an imposition from the outside’

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan speaks with The Daily Star about the recent general election, shrinking space for dissent, and the pressing need to address human rights concerns in Bangladesh.

Prison is no place for babies

There must be a better way of taking care of convicts’ babies in prison

How to keep transnational companies accountable

Millions of people live in great poverty and starvation due to pandemics, wars, and climate disasters. Nonetheless, a tiny number of billionaires who control and manage most TNCs continue to amass unheard-of sums of money.

Do human rights exist only to be trampled?

Governments must make sincere commitments to uphold them

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.

July 6, 2024
July 6, 2024

Address, not dismiss, human rights violations

ASK report paints disturbing picture of first six months of 2024

February 8, 2024
February 8, 2024

How will Bangladesh keep on sheltering the Rohingya?

The diminishing funds allocated for the Rohingya crisis are placing an immense financial burden on Bangladesh, forcing the country to resort to borrowing for the refugees’ well-being.

January 23, 2024
January 23, 2024

Prisoners without committing any crimes

The regulations for children of incarcerated mothers in Bangladesh are inadequate and/or not being implemented.

January 13, 2024
January 13, 2024

‘Human rights obligations are not an imposition from the outside’

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan speaks with The Daily Star about the recent general election, shrinking space for dissent, and the pressing need to address human rights concerns in Bangladesh.

December 19, 2023
December 19, 2023

Prison is no place for babies

There must be a better way of taking care of convicts’ babies in prison

December 15, 2023
December 15, 2023

How to keep transnational companies accountable

Millions of people live in great poverty and starvation due to pandemics, wars, and climate disasters. Nonetheless, a tiny number of billionaires who control and manage most TNCs continue to amass unheard-of sums of money.

December 10, 2023
December 10, 2023

Do human rights exist only to be trampled?

Governments must make sincere commitments to uphold them

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.

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