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Submission by Odhikar and the ALRC to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Bangladesh

The report covers the period from July 01, 2008 to September 30, 2012 that includes two governments; the caretaker government in power from July 1, 2008 to January 5, 2009, and the current 14-party Grand Alliance government, led by the Awami League that assumed power on January 6, 2009. During the first UPR session, 42 recommendations were made of which […]

October 1, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

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, […]

January 7, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Nine month’s human rights monitoring report : January-September 2011

This human rights monitoring report covers the nine-month period from January to September 2011. The main areas of issue within the report are as follows: India-Bangladesh border situation Political violence Attacks on religious minority communities Criminal cases withdrawn out of ‘political consideration’ Public lynching and police indifference Extrajudicial killings Torture in custody Disappearances Attacks on […]

October 1, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Bangladesh : criminal justice through the prism of capital punishment and the fight against terrorism

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) fact-finding mission’s mandate was to enquire on the death penalty and the administration of criminal justice in Bangladesh, with a focus on people convicted for so-called terrorist offences. The principal objective was to assess the respect of the fair trial guarantees, in particular the prohibition of torture, in capital cases. The mission […]

October 1, 2010 | Read full story | Comments are closed

State of emergency in Bangladesh : reviewing the situation after 18 months

The Caretaker Government was constituted under the provisions of the Constitution (Thirteenth Amendment) Act, proclaimed State of Emergency on 11 January 2007 purportedly under Article 141 A of the Constitution, in the absence of the Parliament and obviously without satisfying constitutional requirement ‘for its validity the prior counter signature of the Prime Minister. Odhikar has, […]

July 12, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

16 months of emergency in Bangladesh : fundamental rights in the Constitution must be restored

Odhikar monitors status of human rights situations according to the standard set by Constitution of Bangladesh as well as in various international instruments. For the last 16 months, since the State of Emergency proclaimed on January 11, 2007, Odhikar paid special attention to Emergency as such an extraordinary measure in itself constitute major challenge to […]

May 12, 2008 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }