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Intercepting/recording inter-personal communications : infringing on democratic liberties of the citizens

Article by Nurul Kabir, Acting Editor of New Age, Dhaka, who comments upon the Bangladesh Telecommunication (amendment) Act, 2006. The author concludes: “Under such undemocratic legal and political an environment the country’s media discharges its democratic responsibility, as much as possible, to keep the people informed. Now that a legal tool is there for the government […]

April 1, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed

The human rights scenario of Bangladesh of 2005 : 62 killed in bomb attacks and political killing 310 and 396 die in hands of law enforcement agencies

Incidents of bomb attacks by the religious militants were the much-talked issues of year 2005. Serious bomb attacks in 63 districts of the country on August 17, killing of two judges, and death of policemen and lawyers in bomb attacks on courts in Gazipur and Chittagong were also the major incidents. Sixty-two people were killed […]

February 15, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh Telecommunication Ordinance 2005 : national security or infringement on civil rights?

Article by Arafat Amin, Researcher, Odhikar. Tapping a telephone does not only infringe the privacy of the person who owns the telephone, the interception subject – it also affects anyone who calls or is called by that person. If communications relating to medical, religious, journalistic or legally privileged material are likely to be involved, the […]

January 1, 2006 | Read full story | Comments are closed

International Criminal Court : shield for victims and witnesses

In the struggle towards International Justice, participation of the victims in the criminal proceedings is a very innovative approach and it breaks the age-old tradition of judicial process. It makes justice more accessible and at the same time victims have a control over the whole process and, undoubtedly, participation of the victims strengthens the cases. ICC […]

June 25, 2005 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Rome Statute and summary of ICC mechanism

The international criminal court was conceived as a respond to the culture of impunity enjoyed by the powerful perpetrators of the offences of gravestnature. It was established through the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by 120 states on 17 July 1998.The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first ever permanent, […]

June 20, 2005 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Campaign for the International Criminal Court in Bangladesh: articles

Odhikar actively pursue writing articles on the Rome Statute and the Court with prominent legal and political commentators. In this respect, it identifies individuals, supply them with materials and information and, if necessary, answer all questions. It has attempted to publish at least one article a month in national newspapers. Several fact and information sheets […]

June 5, 2005 | Read full story | Comments are closed