Human rights report 2011 : Odhikar report on Bangladesh

The year 2011 is full of regressive evidence of what we have been observing for long. The situation has drastically deteriorated this year, beyond the expectations of many who assumed that the mere installation of an elected government can address the fundamental malaise of the State. If the State is not constituted on democratic principles, the mere election of a government can not ensure democratic rights of the people. We have tried to cover the overall situation in this report, focusing on how civil and political rights are constantly violated; freedom of speech is repressed; the judiciary has been politicized, limiting the scope for fair trial and the right to life has been denied. Odhikar is pleased to bring out the Annual Human Rights Report for the year 2011. The present report follows same structure and approach of our previous Annual Reports. Some new areas relevant to Odhikar’s human rights concerns are included. We hope, like previous reports, the present publication will be useful to the human rights defenders around the world.

The report contains chapters dealing with:

  • Civil and political rights
  • Violence by political parties
  • The right to life
  • Torture & other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment
  • Livelihood rights
  • Migrant workers’ rights
  • Violence against women
  • Human rights and Constitutional debates
  • The International Crimes Tribunal
  • Bangladesh pledges to UN Human Rights Council

Annual Human Rights Report 2011 (full text in English, PDF)
Annual Human Rights Report 2011 (full text in Bangla, PDF)


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