Odhikar

বার্ষিক মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদন ২০১৬

২০১৬ সালের প্রতি মাসে অধিকার এর প্রকাশিত প্রতিবেদনগুলোরই সংক্ষিপ্ত পর্যালোচনা এই বার্ষিক প্রতিবেদন। রাষ্ট্রের ক্রমাগত হয়রানি ও প্রতিবন্ধকতা সত্ত্বেও অধিকার ২০১৬ সালের মানবাধিকার প্রতিবেদনটি প্রকাশ করলো। অধিকার দেশী-বিদেশী সমস্ত মানবাধিকার কর্মী ও সহযোগী সংগঠনগুলোর প্রতি কৃতজ্ঞতা প্রকাশ করছে, যাঁরা মানবাধিকার কর্মকাণ্ড চালিয়ে যাওয়ার পেছনে সহযোগিতা করেছে এবং অধিকার এর সঙ্গে সংহতি প্রকাশ করেছেন। এই ধরনের […]

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

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE COUNCIL TO END THE HUMAN CRISIS OF ROHINGYAS IN MYANMAR

Dear President and Members of the Security Council, As you are aware, a human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is unfolding in Myanmar. Over the past two months, a military offensive by the Myanmar Army in Rakhine State has led to the killing of hundreds of Rohingya people. Over 30,000 people […]

December 31, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Recalling humanity

WHEN human rights abuses within a state persistently occur, the issue becomes public knowledge and repressive states will try their utmost to hide their actions, but to no avail. However, there are some actions and instances where establishing state responsibility becomes difficult while the abused continue to suffer. This is especially true if the state […]

December 21, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

No to ’special circumstances’ in Law, No to Child Marriage

Taskin Fahmina* Child marriage is a widespread epidemic in Bangladesh. According to the UNICEF, Bangladesh has the fourth highest rate of child marriage in the world; and the highest rate of marriage involving girls under 15. It is more prevalent in rural areas where 71% of girls are married before the age of 18, compared […]

December 12, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS: AMIDST THREATS

MANILA, 10 December 2016 – On this day, the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) pays tribute to all human rights defenders (HRDs) in the world. While disrespect for basic human rights continues to increase and victims in all parts of […]

December 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Stop Repression on Human Rights Defenders! Odhikar’s Statement on Human Rights Day

Today is 10 December, universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. The day is observed every year on 10 December worldwide after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights! Many of […]

December 10, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed