Tag Archives | Human rights defenders

Odhikar denounces the imprisonment of its Secretary and Director under the Information and Communication Technology Act

Dhaka, 14 September 2023: The Cyber Tribunal, Dhaka today has sentenced to two years imprisonment and Taka 10,000 fine each, to Odhikar’s Secretary Adilur Rahman Khan and Director ASM Nasiruddin Elan for allegedly breaching Section 57 of the repressive Information and Communication Technology Act 2006. They were charged for releasing a report on extrajudicial killings […]

September 14, 2023 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: The Government must amend the National Human Rights Commission Act 2009, with a view to broadening its mandate to protect and promote human rights

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 25 March 2022) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) urges the Government of Bangladesh to take immediate measures to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act 2009 (NHRC Act 2009) in compliance with relevant international human rights standards and Paris Principles. The National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh (NHRCB) […]

April 3, 2022 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Three-month Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh : April-June 2021

This report has been prepared on the human rights situation in Bangladesh from April to June 2021. The Awami League-led government, which came to power by depriving the people of their right to vote, has systematically turned various important state institutions into subservient ones through partisanship; and introduced an authoritarian regime. As a result, the […]

July 9, 2021 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Civil Society Joint Alternative Follow-up Report on Key Recommendations Submitted one year after the UN Committee against Torture’s Concluding Observations on the initial report of Bangladesh

This Alternative Report is submitted by the Advocates for Human Rights; Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN); Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD); Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC); International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH); Odhikar; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) to the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (CAT) one […]

September 8, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

সংগ্রামের ২৫ বছর:২৫তম প্রতিষ্ঠা বার্ষিকী উপলক্ষ্যে অধিকার এর বিবৃতি

১০ অক্টোবর ১৯৯৪ সালে অধিকার প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়। অধিকার তার ২৫তম প্রতিষ্ঠা বার্ষিকীতে বিশ্বব্যাপী মানবাধিকার লঙ্ঘনের শিকার ব্যক্তিদের শ্রদ্ধার সাঙ্গে স্মরণ করছে। গত ২৫ বছর ধরে অধিকার তার পাশে দাঁড়ানো সমস্ত মানবাধিকারকর্মী, আন্তর্জাতিক সংস্থা, স্থানীয় নেটওয়ার্ক, সমর্থক এবং শুভানুধ্যায়ীদের প্রতি আন্তরিক কৃতজ্ঞতা প্রকাশ করছে; যারা অধিকারের সাথে একাত্মতা প্রকাশ করার পাশাপাশি অধিকারের ওপর সরকারের নিপীড়নের বিরুদ্ধে […]

October 9, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

25 Years of Resilience: Statement from Odhikar on its 25th Anniversary

Odhikar was founded on 10 October 1994. Odhikar on its 25th founding anniversary pays tribute to the victims of human rights violations around the world. Odhikar would like to express heartfelt gratitude to all the human rights defenders, international organisations, local networks, supporters and well-wishers who have stood by the organisation for the last 25 […]

October 9, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed