Odhikar

Human rights monitoring report : August 2014

The August 2014 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence Extrajudicial killings Torture in custody Allegations of enforced disappearance Parliament’s power to impeach judges Situation of ready-made garment workers Barriers to meetings and assemblies Freedom of expression and the media Information and Communication […]

September 1, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Adilur Rahman Khan’s interviews on enforced disappearance with BBC Bangla

Odhikar’s Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan has given an interviews to BBC Bangla on enforced disappearance. Interview 01 can be heard Interview 02 can be heard

August 30, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar’s Declaration on the occasion of International Day of the Disappeared

30th August is observed as the International Day of the Disappeared to mark the day globally and show solidarity to the victims of enforced disappearance. In 2011, the United Nations decided to observe the day every year in order to raise voice against enforced disappearance around the world. Odhikar as an organisation of human rights […]

August 30, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

AFAD STATEMENT FOR THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE DISAPPEARED

END THE VICTIMIZATION OF ASIAN PEOPLES! STATES MUST SIGN AND RATIFY THE ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE CONVENTION NOW! Asian peoples are the most victimized by the practice of enforced disappearance over the past years. The practice is still continuing with 14 Asian states out of 21 asked to respond to 93 new cases lodged at the UN […]

August 30, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Out of Sight but not Out of Mind

August 30 is the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance. The crime of enforced disappearance may be considered a way to create terror in society, when victims are picked up and never seen again; and where victim families are left in a maelstrom of fear, uncertainty and, in many cases economic crises. The […]

August 30, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Are you a silent observer of dowry and related violence?

by Taskin Fahmina Every year many women in Bangladesh are killed and physically abused and many commit suicide because of the the vicious dowry practice and related violence. According to the rights organisation Odhikar, at least 2,800 women were killed, 1,833 were physically abused and 204 committed suicide because of dowry-related violence between 2001 and […]

August 22, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed