Odhikar

PASLET – Participation in Action, Sharing, Learning and Evolving Together

PASLET – Participation in Action, Sharing, Learning and Evolving Together (2014) was produced during a project supported by the Youth in Action programme of the European Union. The publication shares good practices on youth participation in Finland, Bangladesh, Nepal and Slovenia. It has been produced in cooperation with the Bangladeshi human rights organisation Odhikar and […]

October 12, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

20 YEARS OF ODHIKAR: Keeping flames of human rights alight

by CR Abrar October 10, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of rights organisation Odhikar. Since its launch at the heyday of the military dictatorship of General Ershad, Odhikar has resolutely stood up for rights and dignity of ordinary people of Bangladesh. On the one hand, it championed civil and political rights and was at the […]

October 11, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

20 years of struggle: Odhikar continues to fight for human rights

Today, 10 October 2014, is the 20th anniversary of Odhikar. Odhikar was established by a group of young people who strongly believed in democracy, human rights and rule of law; who protested and fought against the autocratic regime of Lieutenant General Hussain Muhammad Ershad. Ershad was toppled by a mass movement in December 1990, mainly […]

October 10, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Adilur Rahman Khan Film Portrait – Martin Ennals Award Nominee 2014

This film contains the arrest and detention of the Odhikar Secretary Adilur Rahman Khna. He has been honoured Martin Ennals Award 2014. Adilur spoke on the human rights situation of Bangladesh. Adilur Rahman Khan Film Portrait – Martin Ennals Award Nominee 2014 Adilur Rahman Khan – Jury Quotes A Message from Adilur Rahman Khan

October 8, 2014 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : September 2014

The September 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 Situation of ready-made garment workers Barriers to meetings and assemblies Attacks on journalists Repressive Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 (Amended 2009 & 2013) […]

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

Statement Submitted to Mr. Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

Bangladesh: Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association in Jeopardy: Voices of vocal human rights defenders and organistions gagged Even though forty three years have passed since the liberation of Bangladesh, her people are still struggling to constitute a democratic state, based on equality, human dignity and social justice. The present government led by Awami League […]

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