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ANFREL’s AERC Launches Book on “Electoral Challenges in Asia Today”

ANFREL through its Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC) introduces its latest publication “Electoral Challenges in Asia Today.” The book is a compilation of researches conducted by electoral experts from across 13 countries in Asia. It presents what are deemed to be the most pressing challenges to advancing electoral democracy in Asia over the last decade. […]

November 1, 2016 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights report 2012 : Odhikar report on Bangladesh

The Human rights movement does not merely revolve around activities to protect victims of human rights violations from the abuses of the State, but by its very gesture interrogates the nature of political power and the moral and cultural foundations of a society. In countries like Bangladesh, where democratic transformation is still a task to […]

January 12, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

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

Bangladesh : mid-term assessment and report on the Universal Periodic Review

Bangladesh has so far failed to implement the promises made before the international community in the Human Rights Council, on key human rights issues. The elected government of Bangladesh, within weeks of coming to office in first week of January 2009, sent a high profile delegation, headed by the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Dipu […]

February 10, 2011 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

22 months of emergency in Bangladesh : State of Emergency must entirely be revoked

A State of Emergency is inherently undemocratic and curtails fundamental rights and freedoms without which civilized society cannot operate. Odhikar monitors different aspects of human rights situation of Bangladesh relying on internationally recognised universal human rights instruments and campaigns for rule of law, democracy and justice.   Odhikar believes that the State of Emergency must be […]

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

19 months of emergency in Bangladesh : Election under state of emergency is violation of constitutional and human rights

Odhikar has been monitoring the State of Emergency since its imposition on 11 January 2007. The democratic and human rights concerns Odhikar has been raising since the political, constitutional and human rights crisis started to deepen in Bangladesh. This report covers: Democratic & human rights concern under ‘State of emergency’ Experience of election observers Neither truth nor […]

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