Odhikar

Bangladeshi lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan announced winner of IBA Human Rights Award 2014

Adilur Rahman Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and founder and Secretary of Bangladeshi human rights organisationOdikhar, was today named winner of the 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award. Conferred with the title for his outstanding contribution to human rights, the award was presented to Mr Khan by the President of the IBA, Michael […]

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

Demonising dissenters: Dead or alive

New low in Bangladesh politics C R Abrar THIS week has marked an important watershed in Bangladesh’s fast eroding political culture. The universal norm of respecting the dead not only fell short, but sunk to a new low when a diatribe was orchestrated against a dead professor who held non-conformist views of society and politics, […]

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

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