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Human rights monitoring report : January 2016

The January 2016 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence Extrajudicial killings Torture and degrading treatment Allegations of enforced disappearance A student killed in Brahmanbaria Media and freedom of expression Chief Justice comments on the Judiciary Eviction of slum dwellers Human rights violations […]

February 1, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Statistics on human rights violations in 2015

According to information gathered by Odhikar, human rights situation in 2015 was found to be grave concern. Statistics on human rights violations in 2015 can be found here both in Bangla_2015 and English_2015.

January 2, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

CIVIL LIBERTIES : Hopes for a fresh beginning

Families of missing victims waiting for answers. PHOTO: Star  C R Abrar The nation embraces 2016 with a degree of scepticism and anxiety. With the experiences of disenfranchisement and violations of fundamental rights including those of right to life and liberties experienced in 2015, people at large are eager for a new beginning. Their expectations […]

January 1, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar Statement on International Human Rights Day 2015

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December, universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the […]

December 9, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

“Fairness creams, skin colour-based discrimination and violence against women: time to stop!” by Taskin Fahmina*

Ruma (not her real name), a school teacher by profession and a mother of two, living in Dhaka, married Mainul eight years ago. Soon after, Mainul started harassing her, calling her an ‘ugly’ woman – because of her dark complexion.  Her mother-in-law and other members of her husband’s family used to verbally abuse her almost […]

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

Human rights monitoring report : November 2015

The November 2015 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence Extrajudicial killings Allegations of enforced disappearance Violence against religious minority communities Freedom of the media and expression under threat Human rights violations by BSF along the border Public lynching Violence against women Hindrance […]

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