Government committed to work with UN on human rights, DSA: Law Minister

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Published: 11/9/2022 10:24:53 AM

Anisul Huq, the minister of law, justice, and parliamentary affairs, has committed to working more closely with the UN Human Rights Commission on the Digital Security Act and human rights in Bangladesh.

According to a press release from the law ministry released today, Minister Anisul Huq stated that the current government of Bangladesh is firmly obligated to protect and uphold human rights during a meeting with the newly appointed UN Human Rights Commissioner Volker Turk in Geneva on Tuesday (November 8, 2022). (November 9, 2022).

The UN should take a larger and more decisive role in ensuring the Rohingya are successfully repatriated from Bangladesh, the law minister recommended.

Volker Turk, the UN Human Rights Commissioner, expressed his gratitude to the Bangladeshi government for being so generous in giving the Rohingya people a place to live during the meeting.

Anisul Huq, the law minister, previously met Gilbert F Foungbo, the ILO's director general, in Geneva.

When Anisul Huq met with the director general of the ILO, he discussed the various measures the Bangladeshi government has taken to protect labor rights. Monnujan Sufian, the state's minister of labor and employment, was also present, according to the news release.

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