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    Walk the talk

    Raju Prasad Chapagai | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    THE new Constitution of Nepal, written in 2015, significantly widened the scope of human rights protections including through strengthening the guarantee of economic, social and cultural rights....

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    ‘People-centered’ human rights framework

    Ajamu Baraka | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    THIS quote from Louis Henkin, the venerable international legal scholar and passionate advocate for human rights, represents both the promise and the contradictory limitations of the human rights idea....

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    Worrying unequal economic development

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    THE country has witnessed a sharp rise in income inequality during the tenure of Awami League led government in the past decade....

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    Govt must stop extrajudicial killings

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    ALTHOUGH the government has claimed that it is sincere in protecting human rights, human rights defenders have termed the country’s rights situation alarming and repressive as extrajudicial killing,....

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    The Afghanisation of politics

    Cyril Almeida | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    CALL it the Afghanisation of politics. You can guess what they don’t want, but you can’t really be certain about what they do want. And...

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    Time to de-colonize human rights

    Ajamu Baraka | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    ‘…recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    Mobilising friends at homeEVEN before I could contact and seek help from good friends and well wishers at home, father Principal BM Rahman started moving...

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    The elections enter the final phase

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    The election scenario is now clear and unless something very unexpected occurs in the next three weeks, the ruling party will face a strong and...

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    City authorities must think before they take up projects

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    THE Dhaka South City Corporation’s move to build six footbridges, three with lifts, has become uncertain. The construction scheduled to begin by November has been...

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    Procedural loopholes result in lower conviction rates

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 10, 2018

    The rape law in Bangladesh provision for harsher punishment for perpetrators. However, the legal definition of rape and the procedure that will ensure justice for...

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