Joint Statement for International Justice Day by Odhikar and FIDH

Paris, Dhaka; 17 July 2015 – International Justice Day, or International Criminal Justice Day, has been observed every year on July 17 since 1998, marking the day on which the international community adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Odhikar and FIDH have been commemorating International Justice Day for several years, both […]

July 17, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Rana Plaza Prosecution, Joint Statement by FIDH and Odhikar

The 8 July 2015 decision by a Bangladesh court ordering that the inspectors charged with involvement in the Rana Plaza disaster be prosecuted is a positive step, declared FIDH and its member organisation in Bangladesh, Odhikar, who call on the Bangladesh authorities to move ahead with this case and to ensure accountability for all violations […]

July 8, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Torture victims demand justice

A Joint Press Release by Odhikar and the Asian Legal Resource Centre BANGLADESH: Torture victims demand justice (Hong Kong / Dhaka, 3 July 2015) Torture victims of Bangladesh have demanded justice for the suffering inflicted against them by the country’s law-enforcement agencies. Dozens of victims of torture participated in discussions and street protests across the […]

July 4, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : January – June 2015

This human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the first six months of 2015, specifically describing the following areas: A violent political situation and related issues Approval of draft amendment law relating to mobile Courts Myanmar and Indian border issues Violence against religious minority communities Workers’ rights Human rights violations […]

July 1, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

JOINT PRESS RELEASE on Bangladesh: UN Day for Victims of Torture – an Urgent Call for Justice

Geneva–Dhaka, 26th of June 2015. On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) and its member organization in Bangladesh, Odhikar, demand justice for victims of torture and extra judicial killings. “Two years ago, Bangladesh passed the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act 2013;and committed […]

June 26, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint statement on Bangladesh: New proposed legislation to stifle the voice of rights defenders

Paris-Geneva-Dhaka, June 26, 2015 – Authorities in Bangladesh must reject the proposed Cyber Security Act 2015 and the Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Act 2014, as they both violate international human rights standards on freedom of expression and association, said the Observatory and Odhikar. Bangladesh authorities are aiming to tighten their control over free expression […]

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