On the 9th of April 2021, Ramsey Clark passed away in the States. He was ninety three. The former US Attorney-General had spent decades in the struggle for human rights both when he was in government and after he ceased to be Attorney-General.
UN condemns HR abuses in Myanmar minorities including Rohingya
Dhaka, Dec 29 – The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
Holding transnational corporations accountable for HR abuses
By Shayda Naficy and Ebuata Pholip Jakpor Geneva / Lagos, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) – In Geneva this week, a treaty process is underway that promises to usher in a new era for human rights around the globe. The process—the…
Rise in cyberlaws spell bad news for SE Asia HR, democracy
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 9 2019 (IPS) – Around the globe, cyberspace has become the new battleground in the fight for the heart and soul of democracy. And Southeast Asia is fast becoming one of the global hotspots where the screws…
Mollah execution: Jamaat calls countrywide hartal Sunday
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami will observe countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Sunday protesting execution of party leader Abdul Quader Mollah. The shutdown was announced following the execution of Quader Mollah on Thursday night.
Compromise good for all: CEC
Voicing disappointment over the current volatile situation, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Thursday said a compromise is good for all right now as the responsibility of violence goes to all.
Code of election conduct gets law ministry vetting
The Law Ministry on Thursday sent the election code of conduct to the Election Commission after its vetting. “The code of conduct has reached the commission after the Law Ministry’s vetting,” said Election Commission Shah Nawaz.