National Forum on Parliamentary Best Practices 2012 – Bangladesh

The National Consultation on Making the Parliament Accountable, Transparent and Human Rights Responsive took place on 20th February 2012, bringing together parliamentarians, academics and human rights activists. The participants focused on ten major areas of concern including integrity mechanisms, structural and functional independence, as well as addressing human rights issues…

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Cabinet okays labour policy

The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of National Labour Policy to ensure overall welfare and rights of the working class both in industrial and agriculture sectors. The approval was given at a regular meeting of the cabinet held at Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Cabinet…

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Bangladesh: ‘HR issues ignored in JS’

Human rights violation issues are rarely discussed in parliament, said South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) yesterday. Only 47 out of over 1800 call attention notices were discussed in the ninth parliament over the last three years, according to a study the rights organisation presented yesterday at a roundtable discussion…

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Bangladesh: Changes in ACC Act

Parliamentary committee’s stand commendable ::  It is good to see that the parliamentary standing committee on law and parliamentary affairs is holding its ground in opposiing several recommendations of the government to the proposed amendment to the Anti- Corruption Commission Act which, if passed, will curb the powers of the anti-graft…

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