Odhikar

National Consultation on the Implementation of the UN Convention Against Torture

Odhikar, in collaboration with the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and Bangladesh Alliance against Torture, organised a two-day National Consultation on the Implementation of the UN Convention Against Torture on January 25 and 26, 2017 at the CCDB-HOPE Foundation in Savar, Dhaka, to mobilise civil society and create a platform for supporting the anti-torture movement. Read […]

April 9, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনঃ মার্চ ২০১৭

মার্চ ২০১৭ এর মাসিক মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনে বাংলাদেশের মানবাধিকার অবস্থার নিন্মোক্ত বিষয়গুলো বর্ণনা করা হলোঃ বিচারবহির্ভূত হত্যাকাণ্ড নির্যাতন ও অমানবিক আচরণ গুম গণপিটুনীতে মানুষ হত্যা রাজনৈতিক সহিংসতা স্থানীয় সরকার নির্বাচন বিভিন্ন অনিয়মের মধ্যে দিয়ে অনুষ্ঠিত সভা-সমাবেশে বাধা মত প্রকাশ ও সংবাদ মাধ্যমের স্বাধীনতায় হস্তক্ষেপ শ্রমিকদের অধিকার চরমপন্থা ও মানবাধিকার বাংলাদেশ ও ভারত সর্ম্পক নারীর প্রতি সহিংসতা […]

April 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report: March 2017

The March 2017 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Extrajudicial killings Torture and inhuman treatment Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Local government elections held with irregularities Hindrance to freedom of assembly Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Situation of workers’ rights Issues […]

April 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

When marriage is for money

FIFTEEN-year-old child bride Babli Akter’s fate took a horrible turn when she was allegedly killed by her husband Rashedul and her in laws on January 27 this year as her family could not pay the Tk 3 lakh as dowry (Manabzamin, January 28, 2017). Dowry is nothing more than marital extortion. Dowry marriage mostly consists […]

March 9, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

AHRC TV: Sri Lankan police arrested for death in custody and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 161

This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, where five police officers have been arrested in connection with the custodial death of a suspect at the Peliyagoda Police station. The 42-year-old Chadik Shyaman Wickramarachchi was arrested on February 25, following information provided by another suspect. The next day, Chadik’s body was recovered by his family […]

March 4, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Burma: UN body urged to establish a Commission of Inquiry into recent atrocities in Rakhine State

On 3 March 2017 FIDH, its member organizations Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) and Odhikar urged the Human Rights Council to establish a United Nations (UN)-mandated Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate serious human rights violations in Burma, particularly the country’s northern Rakhine State.  “The statements by Rohingya refugees who recently […]

March 4, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed