AFAD and FORUM-ASIA statement on Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances amidst political impasse must end

On February 10, 2015 the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) jointly released a statement on the current situation of Bangladesh. AFAD and FORUM-ASIA express deep concern over the extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances by the security forces of Bangladesh, centering on the current confrontations […]

February 12, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report: January 2015

The monthly human rights monitoring report for January 2015 describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Heightened political violence one year after ‘elections'; Deliberarte shooting after arrest and extrajudicial killings; Torture and degrading treatment in custody; Allegations of enforced disappearance; Mass arrests and the condition of prisons; Hindrance to freedom […]

February 12, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

A journey towards anarchy, political uncertainty and human rights violations: possibilities of dire consequences if there is no negotiated political settlement

The Awami League led Grand Alliance government amended the Constitution, ignoring protests from the main Opposition and other political parties; and criticism from various sectors of society. This Amendment was possible as the Alliance had the power of absolute majority in the Parliament before the elections, which were held on January 5, 2014 on the […]

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

ফিরে দেখা ৫ জানুয়ারি : ভয়ের পরিবেশ সৃষ্টি করা হয়েছে

৫ জানুয়ারি থেকে ৫ জানুয়ারি। কেমন গেল একটি বছর। কেমন গেল দেশের রাজনীতি ও মানবাধিকার পরিস্থিতি। চলমান রাজনৈতিক সংকট সমাধানের উপায় কী? এসব নিয়ে কথা বলেছেন মানবাধিকার সংগঠন অধিকার–এর সেক্রেটারি আদিলুর রহমান খান সাক্ষাৎকার নিয়েছেনl মশিউল আলম প্রথম আলো ২০১৪ সালের ৫ জানুয়ারির নির্বাচনের মাধ্যমে গঠিত সরকার এক বছর পূর্ণl করতে যাচ্ছে। এই এক বছরে […]

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


Enforced disappearance is a particularly heinous human rights violation, which is considered a crime against humanity as defined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The crime of enforced disappearance is deeply rooted in an exploitative and oppressive system that breeds poverty and violates basic human rights. It is an instrument of […]

December 24, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Statement of Odhikar : International Human Rights Day 2014

10th December is universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. International Human Rights Day is being observed worldwide at a time when incidents of human rights violations in Bangladesh have reached an alarming level. The Awami League resumed power through controversial Parliamentary Elections on January 5, 2014 that most major political parties boycotted; and a […]

December 9, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed