A Joint Statement on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances; BANGLADESH: Incumbent government should not be afraid of probing disappearances if its hands are clean

Bangladesh Government owes answers to the families of the victims of enforced disappearances regarding their whereabouts. Reports show that enforced disappearances, a ‘crime against humanity’ under international law, is being committed systematically since the incumbent government assumed office in 2009. However, the government denies the alleged incidents of enforced disappearances, contradicting the eyewitnesses and families […]

August 29, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

A Joint Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the ALRC and Odhikar; MYANMAR: International intervention required to stop ethnic cleansing against Rohingya people

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and ODHIKAR – Coalition for Human Rights wishes to bring the situation of the Rohingya community of Rakhine state of Myanmar to the notice of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The ALRC and Odhikar seek immediate, effective action from the international human rights community to protect the victims […]

August 18, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনঃ জুলাই ২০১৭

জুলাই ২০১৭ এর মাসিক মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনে বাংলাদেশের মানবাধিকার অবস্থার নিন্মোক্ত বিষয়গুলো বর্ণনা করা হলোঃ – বিচারবহির্ভূত হত্যাকাণ্ড – কারাগারে মৃত্যু – আইন প্রয়োগকারী সংস্থার নির্যাতন, মর্যাদাহানিকর আচরণ ও জবাবদিহিতার অভাব – গুম – গণপিটুনীতে মানুষ হত্যা – রাজনৈতিক সহিংসতা – নির্বাচন কমিশন ও ভবিষ্যৎ নির্বাচন – সভা-সমাবেশ ও মিছিলে বাধা – মত প্রকাশ ও সংবাদ […]

August 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report: July 2017

The July 2017 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: – Extrajudicial killings – Death in jail – Torture, inhuman treatment and lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies – Enforced disappearances – Public lynching – Political violence – Election Commission and future elections – […]

August 1, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Impunity reigns for human rights violations against Santal people

Odhikar, FIDH and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) published a joint report, entitled “Slap on the wrist: Impunity for human rights violations against Santal community members in Bangladesh”, based on a fact-finding mission conducted by Odhikar from 19 to 22 November 2016. The report documents a series of attacks against members of the Santal community […]

July 25, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan at KLIA, Malaysia

Detention of Adilur Rahman Khan at KLIA, Malaysia. Statement of Odhikar, 21 July 2017 At approximately 11:00 pm (Bangladesh time), on 19 July 2017, Adilur Rahman Khan Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Secretary of Odhikar, boarded a Malaysia Airlines flight, MH 113, to Kuala Lumpur to attend the Second General Assembly Meeting […]

July 21, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed