On 10 August 2017, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention transmitted to the Government of Malaysia a communication concerning Adilur Rahman Khan. The Government has not replied to the communication. The Working Group notes that Mr. Khan was held during a period of approximately 14 hours at a holding facility at Kuala Lumpur international Airport. […]
A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances and Odhikar, on the Day of International Criminal Justice BANGLADESH: Affording justice to victims is not on the State’s agenda Hong Kong/Dhaka/Manila; 17 July 2017: One of the three main goals of Bangladesh’s War of Independence was ‘social justice’ coupled […]
Dear Friends This afternoon I received a letter from the Anti Corruption Commission which stated that the investigation regarding the money laundering allegations against Odhikar had yielded no proof and had thus been recorded as having been ‘resolved’. I have attached the original Bangla version and an English translation here. Once again, thank you so […]
According to information gathered by Odhikar, human rights situation in 2015 was found to be grave concern. Statistics on human rights violations in 2015 can be found here both in Bangla_2015 and English_2015.
The October 2012 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, and deals specifically with the following areas: Human rights violations by Indian BSF Political violence Odhikar and ALRC jointly submitted UPR report at the UN HRC Obstructions on political meetings and processions Extrajudicial killings Police (in) actions Verdict on the […]
There are 72 women in the current National Assembly and more prominent positions are being held now by women than ever before, including the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Federal Ministers and a number ofdeputy and provincial positions. None of these women wear hijab, suggesting progressiveness in the parties who have elected them. Certain […]