Some members of the law enforcement agencies in the country sometimes violate human rights, the chairman of National Human Rights Commission alleged on Thursday terming it 'very unfortunate'.
Justice was speaking at a seminar organised by the NHRC at National Economic Council (NEC) auditorium in the capital. Amirul Kabir Chowdhury
Law Minister , who was also present at the seminar, said the government will appoint five more members to the commission by this month to make it a fully operative organisation. Shafique Ahmed
The selection board, headed by the speaker of the Parliament, will sit on December 28 or 29 to finalise the appointments,
informed the seminar. Shafique Ahmed
With the new appointments, the NHRC will get a full member and four other members, including a representative from the indigenous community along with a woman representative.
The government has formed the commission on September 1 last year to investigate human rights violations and advise the government on the enforcement of international human rights covenants.
Justice , also a former judge of the Supreme Court, was appointed the chairman of the NHRC. Amirul Kabir Chowdhury
President has given the appointment to him as per recommendation of the selection body. Iajuddin Ahmed
The commission was approved in principal by the cabinet in December 2007 after years of delay under the
BNP-led coalition government.