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ANFREL’s AERC Launches Book on “Electoral Challenges in Asia Today”

ANFREL through its Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC) introduces its latest publication “Electoral Challenges in Asia Today.” The book is a compilation of researches conducted by electoral experts from across 13 countries in Asia. It presents what are deemed to be the most pressing challenges to advancing electoral democracy in Asia over the last decade. […]

November 1, 2016 | 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

The battle continues : aspects of violence against women in Bangladesh

From July 2011 to June 2012, Odhikar carried out a project to study the situation of some common instances of violence against women in four areas of Bangladesh. The acts of violence were dowry-related violence, acid violence and rape. The study areas were Satkhira, Sirajganj, Tangail and Munshiganj. The study was supported by the Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights, […]

December 1, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

“Trigger happy” : excessive use of force by Indian troops at the Bangladesh border

This report documents a pattern of grave abuses by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) against both Bangladeshi and Indian nationals in the border area along India’s 2,000 kilometer long international fontier with Bangladesh in West Bengal state. The abuses include cases of indiscriminate killing and torture. Most of the abuses documented in this report are […]

December 1, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh : criminal justice through the prism of capital punishment and the fight against terrorism

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) fact-finding mission’s mandate was to enquire on the death penalty and the administration of criminal justice in Bangladesh, with a focus on people convicted for so-called terrorist offences. The principal objective was to assess the respect of the fair trial guarantees, in particular the prohibition of torture, in capital cases. The mission […]

October 1, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Labour rights in the readymade garments industry in Bangladesh

Since May 2006, the RMG industry of Bangladesh has been experiencing various workers unrest which turned into violent incidents in 2008, causing violations of the prevalent emergency situation which even the major political parties did not dare to do. In this background, Odhikar, with support from OXFAM Great Britain, embarked on an initiative of advocacy […]

January 1, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }