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Bangladesh: Human rights groups urge government to implement recommendations on torture and other abuses after damning UN review

Global, 14 August 2019: – Following serious concerns expressed by the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) about torture in Bangladesh, seven human rights organizations call on the Bangladeshi government to recognize the magnitude of the problem and address and implement the nearly 90 recommendations made by the UN body. On 9 August 2019, the CAT, […]

August 17, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Civil Society Joint Alternative Report on Bangladesh Submitted to the Committee against Torture

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC); Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD); Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA); FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Odhikar; World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) jointly submitted an Alternative Report  to the Committee against Torture at its 67th session (22 July – […]

August 3, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Written statement by Odhikar submitted at the 37th session of the UN HRC – BANGLADESH: Freedoms of Opinion, Expression and Peaceful Assembly and Association Are Systematically Violated

Rights to freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association are essential elements of democracy. Regrettably such rights are being systematically violated by the incumbent government. The government imposed various repressive laws and policies targeted at dissenters and is harassing the opposition political parties’ activists and people belonging to alternative […]

February 19, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Written statement by Odhikar submitted at the 37th session of the UN HRC – BANGLADESH: Failing to Fulfil its Obligations under the UN Convention against Torture

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment perpetrated by the law enforcement agencies are widespread in Bangladesh. Apart from leaders-activists of the opposition political parties, people from all walks of life were tortured and became victims of inhuman or degrading treatment. The actual number of incidents of torture are probably much more than what […]

February 15, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Written statement by ODHIKAR submitted at the 37th session of the UN HRC- BANGLADESH: Human Rights Council should take initiative to make the Bangladesh Government accountable for enforced disappearances and accede to the Convention on Enforced Disappearance

The commission of enforced disappearances has dramatically increased in Bangladesh in recent years and government authorities have been unwillingness to investigate such cases. The families of the disappeared and witnesses have repeatedly claimed that members of law enforcement agencies, or men claiming to be from such agencies, arrested and took away the victims and the […]

February 15, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint written statement by the ALRC and Odhikar submitted at the 37th session of the UN HRC- MYANMAR: The UN should act effectively to stop State orchestrated genocidal violence against the Rohingya

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Odhikar draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council. It is concerned about the current situation of the Rohingya Community in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. We seek immediate and effective action from the international human rights community. There is a need to protect the Rohingya people […]

February 13, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed