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Child Labour

Children who fail to go to school are at risk of being involved in heavy work without any skills. But in return for this labor, they often do not get their due. As a result they remain poor. Thus the vicious cycle of poverty continues. We have always failed to protect the rights of the child, writes Makama Mahmud Chowdhury.

Today's children will take the responsibility of running the country, nation and state of tomorrow. Every child is thought to be a potential leader for the future. The future and possibilities of the future lie in the child. Therefore, it is essential to develop children as worthy citizens. But unfortunately most of the children in our country are still disenfranchised and neglected which fuels the growth...

Arbitrary detention by unelected govt

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) once again draws attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council and independent experts of its Special Procedures about systemic use of arbitrary arrests and detention as a tool for silencing the citizens, coerce the state power, and enjoy corruption.

Bangladesh is a State where legality or rational reason is not required for arresting a person. A coercive law-enforcement system and an illegitimate government, which consecutively retains State’s power by using the

Outspoken Indian lawyer Bhushan fined one rupee for tweets

India's top court on Monday ordered a prominent lawyer to pay a fine of 1 rupee (less than 2 cents) after his conviction in a highly watched criminal contempt case that sparked a debate on freedom of speech and the independence of the judiciary in the world's largest democracy.

Prashant Bhushan, 63, was found guilty in August of criminal contempt for posting two tweets in which he criticised the Supreme Court's chief justice and said the courts had played a role in "how democracy has been destroyed in India" since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014.

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Implement recommendations on torture and other abuses

Following serious concerns expressed by the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) about torture in Bangladesh, seven human rights organizations call on the Bangladeshi government to recognize the magnitude of the problem and address and implement the nearly 90 recommendations made by the UN body, according to a joint statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC). On 9 August 2019, the CAT published its Concluding Observations following the first-ever review of Bangladesh’s implementation of the human rights Bangladesh

Fourth Phase of Human Rights Education

A. R. Farrukh Ahamed


       Can we recall Parimal, a teacher of the city’s famous Viqarunnisa Noon School & College who violated his own students? It was almost five years ago. This incident then created huge public anger countrywide. Parimal was eventually arrested. But now we forget him as well as his misdeed and thus it has been almost completely sank into oblivion. By the time, there have been many more Parimals rooted across the country. Panna in Rajshahi, Maulana Sirajuddaula in Feni, Mufti Jashim in Narayanganj and so many others. We have examples of Parimals to show, but could do nothing to reign the situation.

Rapists are still at large and we just know a few of the...

DCI launches ‘Children Helping Children’ in Canada

Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), an international non-profit child rights organization, established at Yale University in 2003, inaugurated DCI's Journey in Canada and “Children Helping Children” Program in Canada Chapter on 3rd November 2018. DCICurrently DCI is implementing different programs to develop the life of distressed children and their families in Bangladesh and in four other countries worldwide. “SunChild Sponsorship”, “Blindness Prevention Program”, “Health for Underprivileged”, and “Sun...