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A Joint Statement by AHRC and Odhikar on BANGLADESH: Institutionalization of torture within law enforcement defeats the purpose of criminalization

23 June 2017 A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and Odhikar on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture BANGLADESH: Institutionalization of torture within law enforcement defeats the purpose of criminalization Bangladesh’s law enforcement agencies have institutionalized torture within their day-to-day operations. Policing, maintaining law and order, and conducting crime […]

June 30, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Joint written statement to the 35th session of the UN HRC by OMCT and Odhikar, BANGLADESH: Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association Are Under Serious Threat

The current human rights situation in Bangladesh is catastrophic due to an absence of democracy and a lack of functional institutions, which have been aggravated by an increasingly repressive political context. The rights to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and of association are constantly violated while human rights defenders (HRDs) are facing […]

June 12, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Annual Human Rights Report 2015 : Odhikar Report on Bangladesh

The human rights situation in Bangladesh has been of increasing concern over the past few years, as outlined by Odhikar’s annual Human Rights Report 2015. This informative report addresses human rights violations, particularly the state of rights of citizens after the highly controversial parliamentary elections of 2014 and in the face of alarming levels of […]

November 16, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : September 2015

The September 2015 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, specifically describing the following areas: Political situation and human rights violations Allegations of vote rigging at Dohar Upazila Extrajudicial killings The trend of shooting in legs after arrest Lack of accountability of law enforcement agencies Allegations of enforced disappearance Human […]

October 1, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

National Press Club Authorities abruptly cancel a programme organised by the families of the disappeared, AFAD, ALRC, FIDH and Odhikar

On 29 August 2015, the National Press Club authority has abruptly cancelled a programme, which was scheduled to be held on 30 August at the  National Press Club auditorium. At 5:20 pm on 29 August, Odhikar received a phone call from Selim Mia, an employee of the National Press Club that, as per the instructions of […]

August 30, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Annual Human Rights Report 2014 : Odhikar Report on Bangladesh

The human rights situation in Bangladesh has been of increasing concern over the past few years, as outlined by Odhikar’s annual Human Rights Report 2014. This informative report outlines the severe lack of accountability for human rights violations, particularly those committed by government actors, the government’s ongoing crackdown on civil society, and an alarming level […]

August 17, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed