Bangladesh

Bangladesh Human Rights Commission

Mandate

The Commission was established to play a significant role in establishing a culture of respect for Human Rights with the co-operation of all concerned including the civil society, the public and private organisations.

Functions

  • Education: The Commission has a mandate to raise awareness of Human Rights issues through research, seminars, symposiums, workshops, and through any other means and publish the results of such research.
  • Investigation of any allegation of Human Rights violations received from any individual or quarter. Alternatively the commission itself can initiate investigation into any incident of a rights violation.
  • Monitoring: The commission has a mandate to investigate particular Human Rights violation allegations brought forward by citizens or discovered through the Commission’s own monitoring.
  • Settlement Facilitation and Recommendations to the Government: If a Human Rights violation has been proved, the NHRC can either settle the matter or pass it on to the court or relevant authorities.
  • Mediation in Human Rights disputes.
  • Conciliation in Human Rights disputes.

Contact Information

www.nhrc.org.bd

hrcbm.dhaka@gmail.com

 

Bangladesh Human Rights Commission

KM Das Lane Dhaka, 1203 Bangladesh

Fax: 88-02-9568589