Odhikar Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2015

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This year, the slogan for the day is ‘Prevention’. In 1981, November 25 was declared as the International Day to eliminate violence against women in a conference on violence against women held in Latin America. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations […]

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

Founding Anniversary of Odhikar: 21 Years of Human Rights Activism

10th October 2015 is the 21st anniversary of Odhikar. Odhikar is a persistent voice against human rights violations and impunity. It has been fighting for improving the criminal justice system in Bangladesh and for the establishment of rule of law. Odhikar’s ardent campaigns to stop torture, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances are now known internationally. […]

October 10, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

National Press Club Authorities abruptly cancel a programme organised by the families of the disappeared, AFAD, ALRC, FIDH and Odhikar

On 29 August 2015, the National Press Club authority has abruptly cancelled a programme, which was scheduled to be held on 30 August at the  National Press Club auditorium. At 5:20 pm on 29 August, Odhikar received a phone call from Selim Mia, an employee of the National Press Club that, as per the instructions of […]

August 30, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Allegations made by the Police Headquarters against Odhikar and statements of Odhikar and other organisations and the media in response to the allegations

On August 2, 2015 the Bangladesh Police Headquarters issued a press statement in Bangla titled “Police did not commit extrajudicial killings: statements of Odhikar and BAMAK are unlawful; only subversive campaigns”, and sent it to the media. In this, the Police Headquarters stated that the statements of the two Organisations, ‘Odhikar’ and ‘Bangladesh Human Rights […]

August 6, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : July 2015

The July 2015 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political violence continue with disregard to ordinary citizens Extrajudicial killings Torture in custody Allegations of enforced disappearance by law enforcement agencies Violations to freedoms of expression and assembly Violence against minority community citizens Human rights violations […]

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

Joint Statement for International Justice Day by Odhikar and FIDH

Paris, Dhaka; 17 July 2015 – International Justice Day, or International Criminal Justice Day, has been observed every year on July 17 since 1998, marking the day on which the international community adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Odhikar and FIDH have been commemorating International Justice Day for several years, both […]

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