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Human chain

A crucial stocktaking

Review of human rights situation in Bangladesh under Universal Periodic Review Sheepa Hafiza Today, Bangladesh’s human rights situation will be reviewed at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva,…

সামাজিক ন্যায়বিচার ও টেকসই উন্নয়ন

শীপা হাফিজা আজ ১৪ মে। জেনেভায় জাতিসংঘের মানবাধিকার পরিষদে সার্বজনীন পুনর্বীক্ষণ পদ্ধতি বা ইউনিভার্সাল পিরিওডিক রিভিউয়ের (ইউপিআর) আওতায় বাংলাদেশের মানবাধিকার পরিস্থিতি পর্যালোচিত হতে যাচ্ছে। প্রতি সাড়ে চার বছর পরপর মানবাধিকার…

Sheepa Hafiza

What has changed since the Spectrum disaster?

Thirteen years ago, on this day, Bangladesh witnessed an unprecedented factory accident that killed at least 73, and left hundreds injured. The Spectrum Factory collapse, as it is known, was…

Protecting migrants' welfare

Protecting migrants’ welfare

It is high time for Bangladesh to address labour migration issues Sheepa Hafiza Fatema, 20, the sole breadwinner of her family, migrated to Saudi Arabia in search of solvency. She…

A sense of fear prevails

ASK’s Opinion 2017 paints a grim picture of human rights in the country Hindu families, whose houses were burnt and vandalised at Thakurpara village of Rangpur, form human chains on…

No way to live

No way to live

Slum-dwellers live in constant fear of eviction MAHMUD HOSSAIN OPU Slum-dwellers deserve better housing for a decent life Bangladesh is in the process of preparing action plans to integrate the…

বর্তমানের দর্পণে ইতিহাস ও ঐতিহ্যের প্রতিফলন: নাগরিক চেতনা – সুলতানা কামাল

General MAG Osmany Memorial Lecture 2015 was held on 8 December 2015 at 12 pm at Sirajul Islam Lecture Hall of the University of Dhaka. Sultana Kamal, the Executive Director,…

মুক্তিযুদ্ধের চেতনায় বাংলাদেশের সংবিধান

Women’s policy: What is the fuss about?

Hameeda Hossain WHY so much noise about a policy which does no more than reaffirm commitments of earlier documents? The protests by a few religious clerics surrounding the declaration of…

No dismissal or forceful retirement for in-service disabilities

Millat Hossain The Daily Star 15.03.2008 Employees cannot be dismissed or forced to take voluntary retirement for acquiring disabilities during his/her service. In stead, they must be shifted to posts…