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Joint written statement to the 35th session of the UN HRC by OMCT and Odhikar, BANGLADESH: Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association Are Under Serious Threat

The current human rights situation in Bangladesh is catastrophic due to an absence of democracy and a lack of functional institutions, which have been aggravated by an increasingly repressive political context. The rights to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association are constantly violated while human rights defenders (HRDs) are facing […]

June 12, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint NGO Alternative Report to the UN Human Rights Committee on Bangladesh (119th Session – 6-29 March 2017)

The human rights situation in Bangladesh is far from being satisfactory. From May 2013 to December 2016, Odhikar documented 727 cases of alleged extra-judicial killings by law enforcement agency; 232 persons were forcibly disappeared after having allegedly been picked up. Although Bangladesh enacted several laws to curb gender-based violence, however, in practice women continue to […]

February 6, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed