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    NHRC has no chairman, member

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:43am on August 11, 2019

    The National Human Rights Commission has stopped inquiry into rights violations as it has no chairman or member. Commission chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque retired on...

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    Australian cancer patient first to use Euthanasia

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 03:07pm on August 05, 2019

    A 61-year-old cancer patient has become the first person in over two decades to die under controversial assisted dying laws in Australia, a charity said....

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    Thousands protest in Colombia

    Agence France-Presse . Bogota | Updated at 12:00am on July 28, 2019

    Thousands rallied across Colombia Friday to protest the killing of hundreds of human rights activists since the signing of a historic peace deal with FARC...

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    DR Congo carries out 700 summary executions in six months: UN

    Agence France-Presse. Kinshasa, DR Congo | Updated at 10:12pm on July 25, 2019

    Nearly 700 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo were victims of summary and extrajudicial executions this year, with a third carried out by security...

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    The UN’s free speech problem

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ANYONE willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN...

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    207 killed extrajudicially, 16 disappeared in 6 months: Odhikar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:03am on July 13, 2019

    At least 207 people were killed extra-judicially in the first half of 2019, according to a report of rights group Odhikar released on Friday. The organisation...

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    Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

    Daniel Bradlow | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    It is time that central banks developed a better understanding of the social and environmental impacts of their decisions, writes Daniel Bradlow MOST central bankers think...

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    UN ‘shocked’ by conditions at US migrant detention centres

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on July 09, 2019

    The UN human rights chief said Monday that she was ‘deeply shocked’ by conditions under which migrants and refugees are held at US detention centres,...

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    Won’t go for any law undermining HR concept: Dhaka to EU

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:16am on July 07, 2019

    Information minister Hasan Mahmud has assured the European Union that Bangladesh would never enact or implement any law that may contravene the concept of human...

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    Criminal investigation violates constitution: Shahdeen

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:18am on June 27, 2019

    Jurist Shahdeen Malik on Wednesday said that the criminal investigation system was running in violation of the constitution as individuals were being forced to testify...