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Three-month Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh : April-June 2022

Odhikar, since its inception in 1994 as a human rights organisation, has always sought to raise public awareness of human rights violations committed by the state and to campaign, protest against and restrain the state from violating internationally recognized civil and political rights. Since 2013, Odhikar has been facing extreme state repression on its freedom […]

July 8, 2022 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: End torture and ensure justice for victims.

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, International Federation for Human Rights, Maayer Daak, Odhikar and the World Organisation Against Torture on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2022 Manila/Dhaka/Geneva/Paris, 25 June 2022: The government of Bangladesh must end torture as well as other rampant human rights […]

June 29, 2022 | Read full story | Comments are closed

[Statement] Bangladesh: Arbitrary Deregistration of human rights organisation, Odhikar is a clear act of reprisal

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 14 June 2022) — The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the arbitrary deregistration of Odhikar by the NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) of Bangladesh. Odhikar, a prominent human rights organisation in Bangladesh and a member of FORUM-ASIA, had applied for renewal[1] of its registration to the NGOAB in 2014, as mandated […]

June 16, 2022 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Arbitrary de-registration of prominent human rights group Odhikar another blow to civil society

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are extremely alarmed by the decision of the government to arbitrarily revoke the registration of Odhikar, a leading human rights organisation in Bangladesh. This move is another blow to civil society and human rights defenders who have been facing systematic repression by […]

June 16, 2022 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Press briefing notes on Bangladesh

Delivered by Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location Geneva We are concerned by the Government of Bangladesh’s decision not to approve the renewal of registration for Odhikar, a prominent and respected human rights organisation in the country. The decision follows repeated accusations by the authorities against Odhikar for “spreading […]

June 16, 2022 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Stop Punishing Human Rights Work

Deregistration of Bangladeshi organization Odhikar is part of pattern of curbs on rights groups June 9, 2022 Statement Bangladeshi authorities should immediately reverse their decision to deregister prominent human rights organization, Odhikar, eleven organizations said today. Human rights defenders should be allowed to conduct their work without fear of reprisals, intimidation, and harassment from the […]

June 16, 2022 | Read full story | Comments are closed