Fact Finding

Odhikar fact-finding activities cover instances of extra judicial killing, enforced disappearance, torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment and abuse of some specific laws leading to human rights violations, repression against innocent people and application of unnecessary force by law enforcement agencies.

Odhikar identifies incidents of human rights violations, which are reported in the newspapers but need further enquiry and information to clearly establish the actual abuse faced by the victims, causes behind the abuse and the persons responsible. While the media focuses on human rights violations more from a journalistic perspective confined within reporting the incident only, Odhikar fact-finding goes deep into the incidents from socio-legal perspective. Odhikar also conducts fact-finding of incidents of human rights abuses, which are not reported in newspapers but are reported by Odhikar.