National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) (Bengali: জাতীয় মানবাধিকার কমিশন) of Bangladesh is an autonomous public body.

National Human Rights Commission
জাতীয় মানবাধিকার কমিশন (এনএইচআরসিবি)
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MottoHuman Rights for All, Everywhere, Equally
মানবাধিকার সবার জন্য, সর্বত্র, সমানভাবে
Agency overview
Formed9 December 2007
Employees48
Jurisdictional structure
National agencyThe People's Republic of Bangladesh
Operations jurisdictionThe People's Republic of Bangladesh
Operational structure
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
Agency executives
  • Nasima Begum[1], Chairman
  • Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Full Time Member
Parent agencyLegislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division
Statutory Independent Institution of the statesNHRC
Website
Official website

HistoryEdit

National Human Rights Commission was established on 9 December 2007 by the Caretaker government of Bangladesh. The organization was constituted under the provisions of the National Human Rights Commission Ordinance. It was reestablished by the National Human Rights Commission Act, 2009 after the original ordinance lapsed.[2] Then it was reconstituted in 2009 as a national advocacy institution for human rights promotion and protection. It is committed to the accomplishment of human rights in a broader sense, including dignity, worth and freedom of every human being, as enshrined in the Constitution of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and different international human rights conventions and treaties to which Bangladesh is a signatory.

OrganizationEdit

A Selection Committee is formed consisting of seven members under headed by Speaker of the Parliament. Based upon its recommendation the President of Bangladesh appoints the chairman and members of the commission.[2]

ActivitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ex-secy Nasima Begum made NHRC chairman". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 22 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "About". www.nhrc.org.bd. Archived from the original on 4 January 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "NHRC directs MHA to pay Rs 5 lakh to Felani Khatun's father". The Economic Times. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Ahmed, Kawser. "Decoding HR perceptions in Bangladesh". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Bangladesh: Calls for end to torture, extrajudicial killings". IRINnews. Retrieved 2 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)