Odhikar

Statement on the International Week of the Disappeared

Every year the last week of May, the associations of families of the disappeared, commemorates the International Week of the Disappeared (IWD). Accordingly Odhikar is observing the IWD from 25–29 May 2015 to pay tribute and solidarity to the victims of enforced disappearance and their families. Statement_25.05.15 (full text in English, PDF) Statement_25.05.15  (full text […]

May 25, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Freedom of press stifled, and democracy in the decline

May 3 is the World Press Freedom Day. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; to defend the media from attacks on their independence; and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of […]

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

Human rights monitoring report : April 2015

The April 2015 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Farcical City Corporation Elections 2015 Political violence Extrajudicial killings Freedom of expression and the media Situation of ready-made garment workers Human rights violations by BSF along the border Human rights violations against religious minority communities […]

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

Findings of Odhikar regarding Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporation elections

On April 28, 2015 Odhikar observed Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporation Elections through human rights defenders associated with Odhikar and monitoring media reports. Findings of Odhikar regarding three city corporation polls are attached herewith. City Corporation Elections Report_odhikar_28.04.15 (full text in Bangla, PDF)

April 29, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

FIDH-UNI Press Release: 2 years after the Rana Plaza disaster, victims still awaiting adequate compensation

Paris, 22 April 2015 – The Rana Plaza disaster on 24 April 2013 is a chilling example of the labour and human rights violations to which workers at the end of global supply chains are subjected. Two years after the Rana Plaza disaster, victims of this tragedy still await adequate compensation. The Accord on Fire […]

April 23, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar organises two-day Human Rights Defenders Conference

On April 17-18, 2015 Odhikar in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland organised a two-day long National Conference of Human Rights Defenders at the HOPE Foundation in Savar, Dhaka. The Conference was presided by Odhikar’s Executive Committee Member and women rights activist Farida Akhter and moderated by its Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan. The Deputy Head […]

April 20, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed