Tag Archives | Human rights defenders

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

Joint Press Release on Indian authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez

Joint Press Release The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (The Observatory) The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Human Rights Defenders Alert – India (HRDA) FORUM-ASIA The International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) Odhikar  India: Authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez […]

October 27, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Odhikar:22 years of defending human rights – despite persecution

Statement from Odhikar Dhaka, October 10, 2016 – Odhikar was established on the 10th of October 1994 with the vision of a society based on the rights and responsibilities of State and citizen. Having rights and being able to freely enjoy them, as inscribed and protected by a democratic constitution, is an obvious expectation, but […]

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

Adilur Rahman Khan elected FIDH vice-president

Dimitris Christopoulos of Greece was elected president and Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of Odhikar of Bangladesh, was elected one of the vice presidents in the election of the international board of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). The election was held during the 39th FIDH Congress in Johannesburg where its 178 member organisations from 120 […]

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

Statement of the International Board of FIDH: Put an immediate end to enforced disappearances

29/08/2016     PRESS RELEASE     International Justice On this International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, FIDH and its member organisations call for an end to involuntary and enforced disappearances around the world, and for justice for victims and their families. The newly-elected International Board of FIDH called at its first session (which took place right […]

August 29, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Founding Anniversary of Odhikar: 21 Years of Human Rights Activism

10th October 2015 is the 21st anniversary of Odhikar. Odhikar is a persistent voice against human rights violations and impunity. It has been fighting for improving the criminal justice system in Bangladesh and for the establishment of rule of law. Odhikar’s ardent campaigns to stop torture, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances are now known internationally. […]

October 10, 2015 | Read full story | Comments are closed