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    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

    N Jayaram | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    IN MID-NOVEMBER, a spectacle little noticed by much of world media unfolded in one of the most affluent countries and one which, not only in...

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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...

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    Disappearance, extrajudicial killing continue

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:14am on December 10, 2018

    Human rights defenders and educationists have termed the country’s rights situation alarming and repressive as extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance and custodial torture continued despite the...

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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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    Enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing must stop

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    THE call that victims and families of the victims of enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing and custodial torture put at a programme in front of the...

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    Bangladesh country of concern: CIVICUS

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:54am on November 28, 2018

    Bangladesh was marked as a country of concern by international human rights organisation CIVICUS in its global report on fundamental freedom...

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    Speakers for ensuring transgender people’s rights

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Rajshahi | Updated at 12:42am on November 20, 2018

    Speakers at a consultation meeting in Rajshahi on Monday called for ensuring the fundamental rights, especially the health, social and legal rights, of transgender people...

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    Fresh intimidation continues with fake reporting: Odhikar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:15pm on November 17, 2018

    Rights organisation Odhikar at a press conference on Saturday alleged that fresh intimidation continued against it with fake and orchestrated reporting by a section of...

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    UN adopts resolution on HR situation in Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:33am on November 17, 2018

    The third committee of the UN General Assembly in New York has adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. A total...

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    AFAD expresses concern over ‘intimidation’ of Odhikar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:48am on November 16, 2018

    The Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances has expressed its concern over the deteriorating situation in Bangladesh ahead of general election and the precarious position in...