Odhikar was established on 10 October 1994 on the initiative of a few human rights activists, lawyers and teachers who took part in the struggle against the military rule of Lieutenant General Hussein Muhammad Ershad. For the last 27 years, Odhikar has been consistently fighting for the protection of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of the people. Odhikar has always sought to raise public awareness of human rights violations committed by the state and campaign for internationally-recognised civil and political rights; and to protest against and restrain the state from violating human rights. Due to the existence of authoritarian rule in the country, human rights violations are taking place on a large scale. Odhikar has published this Annual Human Rights Report 2021 based on the monitoring of the human rights situation, reports sent by human rights defenders from different districts of the country and data published in various media.
Annual-HR-Report-2021 (full text in English, PDF)