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Dhaka seminar urges human rights-based approach in climate change

  • Published at 11:58 pm June 27th, 2019
Law Minister Anisul Huq
File photo of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq Dhaka Tribune

Law minister emphasizes on the need to focus on the rights of vulnerable and marginalized people

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq urges all to advocate for the integration of human rights-based approach in climate change adaptation measures.

“As policies and programs are formulated, the main objective should be to recognize human rights. Principles and standards derived from international human rights law – especially the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the core universal human rights treaties, should guide all policies, and programs in each phase of the process,” he said.

The law minister said this at a seminar on SDGs: Climate Change and Human Rights at the Hotel Sonargaon on Thursday.

The event was organized by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), and supported by Human Rights Program (HRP), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The seminar was chaired by NHRC chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque. 

NHRC member Md Akhter Hussain presented the keynote speech at the function.

Md Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator (SDG Affairs), Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Dr Md Billal Hossain, Acting Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; also delivered speeches at the seminar.

Law Minister Anisul Huq emphasized on the need for focusing on the rights of the vulnerable and marginalized people due to poverty, and discrimination.

“A human rights-based approach to climate change could become a useful tool to align international efforts aimed at tackling the adverse effects of global warming,” he said.

Appropriately addressing climate change is one of today’s major challenges for the international community, since strategies to limit human-induced global warming, as well as, to adapt to the consequences of global climate change requires international cooperation.

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