The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in her latest report did not express any particular concern over the human rights situation in Bangladesh and related issues, Law Minister Anisul Haque claimed today.
The minister said this to journalists after attending a programme at Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BISS) at the capital's Eskaton.
The UN rights chief was invited by the minister in March this year when they met at Geneva after she expressed her interest to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, he said.
Following the invitation, she visited Bangladesh and its Rohingya camps this month. During her visit Bechelet met with different human rights organisation and representatives of civil society.
“She made a statement after her visit, during which she met all kinds of representatives of different organisations specialising in different aspects of human rights, but nothing negative came out in her statement - which due to all her meetings must be taken as a deeply rooted and considered statement,” said Anisul Haque.
The law minister seems to think that since the ex-Chilean president is leaving her post at the end of August after 4 years, she can no longer exercise any authority. But her findings will of course be retained as part of her office and passed on to her successor.