Tag Archives | Human rights defenders

NGO Affairs Bureau’s rejection of Odhikar’s human rights project extension

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership-based regional human rights organisation, wrote a letter expressing their deep concerns over the NGO Affairs Bureau’s refusal to extend a human rights training and advocacy project proposed by Odhikar, a local human rights organization in Bangladesh. The project’s activities include advocacy on criminalizing torture, […]

March 2, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Human Rights Defenders Conference : Odhikar stressed for establishing a nationwide HR Defenders Network to effectively safeguard human rights

Odhikar, with the support of the May 18 Memorial Foundation, organised a two-day Human Rights Defenders Conference on February 19

February 20, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Odhikar’s anti-torture project cancelled again

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) issued an urgent alert to receive the information that the NGO Affairs Bureau of the Bangladesh government released its decision to cancel Odhikar’s anti-torture project for the second time. Odhikar project cancelled-Urgent appeal-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

February 20, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh : concern following the denial of extension of a project led by Odhikar

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), wishes to express its deepest concern regarding the recent decision of the Bangladeshi authorities to cancel, for the second consecutive time, a human rights project led by the […]

February 18, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Human rights monitoring report : January-September 2009

The human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the first nine months of 2009, specifically describing the following areas: Despite the Government’s declaration of zero tolerance, 97 have been killed extrajudicially in the past 9 nine months Torturing of BDR members in custody must stop Odhikar torture prevention programme has […]

October 1, 2009 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Open letter to Sheikh Hasina from ICJ on termination of Odhikar project

The ICJ expressed its deep concern through a letter to the prime minister Sheikh Hasina regarding the NGO Affairs Bureau’s decision on 17 August 2009 to terminate Odhikar’s project titled ‘Human Rights Defenders Training and Advocacy Programme in Bangladesh.’ As the project was approved by the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, and has […]

September 4, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }