As part of Odhikar’s campaign against enforced disappearances, the Organisation organised a National Advocacy Meeting, in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD). The meeting is part of Odhikar’s campaign for the accession to the International Conventionfor the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and was held at Spectra Convention Centre, Dhaka on 10 December 2011. The goal of the programme was to initiate awareness and dialogue at local and national level for the ratification and implementation of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance by the Government. The inaugural of meeting was presided over by Odhikar President, DR. Cr Abrar where Justice M Imman Ali, Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court was the Chief Guest while former Law Minister, Abdul Matin Khashru, MP; Ambassador Dr. Urs Herren of Switzerland; AFAD Chairperson, Mugiyanto; and Head of the Asia Desk of FIDH, David Knaute were present as the Special Guests.
Dhaka-Meeting enforced disappearance-Meeting report-2012 (full text in English, PDF)