Tag Archives | International human rights law

Bangladesh : re-open shuttered newspaper; free editor – Investigate serious allegations of torture in detention

July 7, 2010 (New York) – The Bangladesh authorities’ forced closing of a daily newspaper linked to the political opposition and the detention of its editor appear to have violated both freedom of expression and due process, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately ensure that an impartial investigation is conducted into allegations by the […]

July 7, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Bangladesh ratification of the Rome Statute is befitting tribute to victims of 1971 : Bangladesh must deposit instrument of ratification before 1 April, 2010

March 22, 2010 Press Statement Odhikar congratulates the government for ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today. The Rome Statute was adopted by the international community on 17 July 1998 and Bangladesh signed it on 16 September 1999. The ICC acts on three major crimes genocide, war crimes and crimes against […]

March 22, 2010 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Open Letter to Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), wishes to express its deepest concern about the recent decision of the Bangladeshi authorities to cancel a human rights project led by Odhikar. Open letter Hasina-Urgent appeal-2009 (full […]

September 3, 2009 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Rome Statute and summary of ICC mechanism

The international criminal court was conceived as a respond to the culture of impunity enjoyed by the powerful perpetrators of the offences of gravestnature. It was established through the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by 120 states on 17 July 1998.The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first ever permanent, […]

June 20, 2005 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }

Campaign for the International Criminal Court in Bangladesh: articles

Odhikar actively pursue writing articles on the Rome Statute and the Court with prominent legal and political commentators. In this respect, it identifies individuals, supply them with materials and information and, if necessary, answer all questions. It has attempted to publish at least one article a month in national newspapers. Several fact and information sheets […]

June 5, 2005 | Read full story | Comments are closed

National interest analysis : questions, concerns and dilemmas to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court by Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government and members of civil societies took active interest in the process that led to the signing of a historic international treaty, the Statue of the International Criminal Court in Rome in July 1998. The Court will have jurisdiction over individuals who commit most serious crimes of universal concern; namely, genocide, crimes against humanity, […]

May 15, 2005 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }