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    Human Rights Watch, Israel and apartheid

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on May 04, 2021

    CRITICISM of Israel’s policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates. ‘A Threshold Crossed’, a report by the Human...

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    National Legal Aid Services Day today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:19am on April 28, 2021

    The country will observe National Legal Aid Services Day today with a view to ensuring rule of law, fundamental human rights and justice for everyone....

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    Israel committing ‘apartheid’ against Palestinians: HRW

    Agence France-Presse .Jerusalem | Updated at 06:31pm on April 27, 2021

    Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that Israel is committing the crime of ‘apartheid’ by seeking to maintain Jewish ‘domination’ over Palestinians and its own Arab...

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    Business and human rights

    K Shamsuddin Mahmood | Updated at 10:37pm on April 21, 2021

    THE accumulation of wealth and the very impact of business enterprises of this era have given rise to a debate and deliberation about their roles...

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    Chevron’s six ways to imperil climate, rights, racial justice

    Kathy Mulvey | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2021

    ALTHOUGH we’re barely one quarter into 2021, multiple forces are squeezing Chevron for the preventable harm it is inflicting on the global climate. The company...

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    Rights violations eclipse development

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:04am on April 03, 2021

    Rights defenders, academics and lawyers said that the successive governments in the last five decades since the country’s independence hardly made any progress in the...

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    UN expert urges emergency summit to prevent deepening crisis

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:12pm on March 26, 2021

    The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, had warned that the pace and scope of the international...

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    Huthis voice ‘deep regret’ over migrant deaths, say 44 killed

    Agence France-Presse . Sanaa | Updated at 10:49pm on March 17, 2021

    Yemen’s Huthis expressed ‘deep regret’ Wednesday over the deaths of dozens of migrants in a fire which Human Rights Watch said started when the rebels...

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    Rights are global

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 15, 2021

    STATES have a brazenly inconsistent behaviour whenever their conduct on human rights towards their own citizens is criticised by foreigners especially by foreign governments or...

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    Monster’s banquet

    Seema Amin | Updated at 12:00am on March 09, 2021

    WHAT is the thread on which the last straw stands? ‘Sanity’ under our fascism is held by a thin rope, a noose, and those who...