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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...

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    Surveillance and human rights

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on June 26, 2019

    SURVEILLANCE is merely a variant of violent voyeurism, the human behind the camera or visual apparatus observing behaviour in a setting, often private. Its premise...

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    Protect rights of marginal, excluded people: rights activists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:29am on June 21, 2019

    Rights activists at a national convention on Thursday asked the government to protect the rights of marginal and excluded people incorporating them into the development...

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    Human rights, democracy diminishing in Bangladesh: UK report

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:22am on June 08, 2019

    Bangladesh continues to be a country where the protection of human rights and democracy is in decline, according to Human Rights and Democracy Report 2018...

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    Govt needs to contain air pollution in big cities

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 08, 2019

    AIR pollution, a silent, invisible and prolific killer, is responsible for the premature death of seven million people each year across the world, as the...

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