Welcome to NHRC
On behalf of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh, we welcome you to the NHRC website! Here you can learn more about the vision, mission and mandate of the NHRC in Bangladesh. Our website also offers up-to-date information on the latest news and activities of the NHRC, access to important documents, reports and publications, as well as links to other human rights organizations and resources.
The current NHRC began its journey in June 2010, with a seven-member Commission formally assuming its duties for a three-year term. The NHRC is envisioned as a preeminent organization of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, entrusted to promote and protect human rights throughout the country and for its citizens abroad. This commitment is consistent with the Constitution of Bangladesh, which provides the "preservation of human rights, development and guarantee" as the main mission of the State. The NHRC has been established in accordance with international conventions and the UN Paris Principles to ensure that it is a truly independent, neutral and people-oriented organization. The Commission has also adopted a "rights-based but duty oriented" approach. We believe that if every citizen properly imparts his or her duty to one another and to the State, the guarantee of his or her rights will naturally flow from the fulfilment of these duties. The NHRC is firmly dedicated to playing a key role in the establishment of such a society.
We invite you to visit our offices or contact us with any inquiries regarding complaints of human rights violations, information about the human rights situation in Bangladesh, or human rights issues in general. We are available to respond to your concerns and questions, and pledge to do our utmost to be the voice of the people in ensuring the establishment of a vibrant human rights culture in Bangladesh.
Composition and Profiles of the Commissioners
Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Chairman
Kazi Reazul Hoque, Full Time Member
Prof. Mahfuza Khanom, Honorary Member
Selina Hossain, Honorary Member
Fawzia Karim Firoze, Honorary Member
Aroma Dutta, Honorary Member
Nirupa Dewan, Honorary Member