DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (Dec 10) said the government is working to establish the rule of law to protect human rights in the country.
Sheikh Hasina said the trial of all the incidents of human rights violation will now be ensured to establish the rule of law.
The prime minister was addressing as the chief guest a program marking the Human Rights Day-2019.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) organized the event at a city hotel in assistance with UNDP’s human rights programme with the theme of “Youth standing up for the human rights”.
The premier said the NHRC could play a significant role in making people aware of citizens’ duty and their rights to protect human rights.
Apart from protecting the human rights, the PM said the ongoing drives against terrorism, militancy, narcotics and corruption will be continued.
Human Rights Day is observed by the international community on 10 December every year. It commemorates the day in 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
BDST: 1832 HRS, DEC 10, 2019