National interest analysis : questions, concerns and dilemmas to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government and members of civil societies took active interest in the process that led to the signing of a historic international treaty, the Statue of the International Criminal Court in Rome in July 1998. The Court will have jurisdiction over individuals who commit most serious crimes of universal concern; namely, genocide, crimes against humanity, […]

May 15, 2005 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Odhikar report of the year 2004 on human rights violations in Bangladesh

The year 2004 witnessed an alarming escalation inhuman rights violations. From 01 January to 31 December 526 people were killed, 6235 injured 2918 arrested and 28 abducted in incidents concerning political violence. 240 people were killed in the hands of law enforcers. Of them, 149 were killed in ‘cross fire’. Last year, the figure was […]

February 17, 2005 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Annual activity report : 2005

Odhikar is a human rights organisation in Bangladesh that was founded in 1994 and registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau in March 1995. The principal objectives of the organization are to raise the awareness of human rights and its various abuses, on the one hand and to create a vibrant democratic system through election monitoring […]

February 1, 2005 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Report 2004 : investigation, research and publication of human right violation

This report, which is second of the series, is compilation of outputs of project activities and other related documents produced during the year 2004. Under this project Odhikar’s fact finding team investigated human rights abuses perpetrated by law enforcement agencies, including the abuse of specific laws, torture in remand and other forms of verbal and […]

January 1, 2005 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Annual activity report : 2003

Odhikar has attempted to highlight the human rights situation in Bangladesh with documentation, investigation, research and monitoring activities. This means especially highlighting the negative side of the balance. The situation in the police stations is still something to worry about; inmates are harassed, the system is corrupt due to various factors and innocent people get […]

February 1, 2004 | Read full story | Comments are closed

City corporation election : 2002

  On 25 April 2002, the City Corporation Elections were held. However, the major opposition party, Awami League, did not take part in it. They refused to recognize this election. Odhikar arranged a total of 11 mobile observation teams throughout Bangladesh. Among these teams, 7 worked in Dhaka and there were 2 teams in Khulna […]

April 26, 2002 | Read full story | Comments are closed