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Bangladesh: End Enforced Disappearances Hold Law Enforcement Accountable

*Joint Statement by 12 human rights groups ahead of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, 2020 (Dhaka, August 28, 2020) – Bangladesh security forces and law-enforcement agencies continuously commit enforced disappearances with impunity, targeting journalists, activists, and government critics, 12 human rights groups said today ahead of the International Day of the […]

August 29, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

UN body petitioned over enforced disappearance of Rohingya in Rakhine State

A joint statement by FIDH, Odhikar and ALTSEAN-Burma Bangkok, Dhaka, Geneva, Paris, 27 August 2020: The Myanmar government must determine the fate or whereabouts of scores of Rohingya who remain missing nearly four years after the beginning of Myanmar government security forces’ “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine State, FIDH and its member organizations Odhikar and […]

August 29, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

New report calls for greater respect for the rights of women workers

(Dhaka, Paris) A new report released today by FIDH and Odhikar calls for greater respect for the rights of women workers in the ready-made garment (RMG) and construction sectors in Bangladesh. The report, titled “Women at work – Systematic violations of labor rights in the construction and garment sectors in Bangladesh,” explores the conditions of women […]

June 30, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

বাংলাদেশঃ নারী শ্রমিকদের অধিকারগুলোকে আরো মর্যাদা দেবার আহবান জানাচ্ছে এই নতুন প্রতিবেদন

(ঢাকা/প্যারিস) এফআইডিএইচ এবং অধিকার তৈরি পোশাক এবং নির্মাণ শিল্পে কর্মরত নারী শ্রমিকদের অধিকারগুলোকে আরো মর্যাদা দেবার জন্য নতুন এই প্রতিবেদনের মাধ্যমে আহবান জানাচ্ছে। “উইমেন অ্যাট ওয়ার্ক – সিস্টেমিক ভায়োলেশন অফ লেবার রাইটস ইন দি কন্সট্রাকশন অ্যান্ড গার্মেন্ট সেক্টরস ইন বাংলাদেশ” প্রতিবেদনটিতে তৈরি পোশাক এবং নির্মাণ শিল্পে কর্মরত নারী শ্রমিকদের অবস্থা,তাঁদের প্রতি বৈষম্যমূলক আচরণ এবং বর্তমান আইনের […]

June 30, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Government must end torture and fully implement recommendations made by the UN Committee against Torture

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June), the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Odhikar, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) remember and pay tribute to victims of […]

June 30, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed

BANGLADESH: Government must stop enforced disappearances and provide special care to families of the disappeared during COVID-19

In Bangladesh, enforced disappearances continue to take place even during the COVID-19 pandemic, targeting opposition political activists and individuals who are critical of the government’s response to the pandemic. According to information documented by Odhikar, 10 people disappeared from January to April 2020. Disappeared persons are often victims of torture and extrajudicial killings and many […]

May 25, 2020 | Read full story | Comments are closed