Child protection and justice system discussed in human rights seminar

Tuesday 31 January 2017

A daylong seminar on Human Rights was organized by the National Human Rights Commission Bangladesh on 28 January, 2017 in Dhaka, where Child Protection and Justice System was discussed in a plenary session.

Advocate Anisul Huq, MP and Hon’ble Minister Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs was the Chief Guest in the inaugural session while Sri Justice H. Dattu, Chair of the National Human Rights Commission, India was present in the opening session, which was followed by ‘Child Protection and Justice System’ plenary discussion.

Kazi Reazul Hoque, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission Bangladesh chaired the plenary session where Hon Justice M Imman Ali, Justice at the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh was the chief guest and Laila Khondkar, Director- Child Protection, Save the Children in Bangladesh was the special guest. While addressing the plenary session, Laila Khondkar said, “Children are always vulnerable and they become victims of different forms of violence like physical and mental torture in Bangladesh on a regular basis. They are not even safe in the hands of their parents/caregivers and people around them. Culture of impunity is one of the root causes for this. As a society, we also tolerate violence against children. Each of us should perform our responsibilities to make violence unacceptable and make Bangladesh livable for children.’