Odhikar’s Statement on Human Rights Day 2017; BANGLADESH: People’s participation is needed to uphold human rights

The 10th of December is universally recognised as International Human Rights Day. In 2017, the day is being observed at a time when the human rights situation in Bangladesh has become catastrophic. The current government resumed power through controversial Parliamentary Elections on January 5, 2014 where almost half of the Members of Parliament won seats without even a vote in their name; and due to this farcical election, the moral and legal foundation of this government has become controversial as well. The current political situation of the country is in a deep crisis due to the absence of an accountable government and a very weak parliamentary Opposition.

Statement on HR Day 2017 (full text in English, PDF)


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