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Myanmar: Joint open letter to UN Human Rights Council members on human rights violations in Rakhine State

On 3 March 2017 Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), Amnesty International, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Burma Campaign UK, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, Fortify Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Campaign for the Rohingya, International Commission of Jurists, Odhikar, Unitarian Universalist […]

March 4, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint Written Statement for the 34th session of the UN HRC on Bangladesh: An Increasingly Repressive Environment for Dissenting Voices

Since the controversial Parliamentary Election in January 2014 the human rights situation in Bangladesh has significantly worsened. Allegations of violations including torture, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by security forces against dissenting voices, including human rights defenders and political opponents have become widespread. Perpetrators enjoy almost complete impunity despite repeated demands to bring responsible […]

February 13, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Written Statement on Myanmar for the 34th session of the UN HRC: Stop Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingyas in Myanmar

Odhikar brings the situation of the Rohingya Muslim community of Myanmar’s Rakhine state to the notice of the United Nations Human Rights Council to seek immediate effective intervention from the international human rights community to protect the victims from ethnic cleansing. The Rohingya is a Muslim minority community in Myanmar living mostly in the country’s western Rakhine […]

February 13, 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