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150 case studies of the atrocities by the Myanmar Military: Between January to November 2017 Odhikar carried out a fact finding mission in several places in Cox’s Bazaar where Rohingya refugees have been kept. These places include both registered and unregistered camps in areas such as Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Leda village, Palong Khali and […]

December 10, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh: Impunity reigns for human rights violations against Santal people

Odhikar, FIDH and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) published a joint report, entitled “Slap on the wrist: Impunity for human rights violations against Santal community members in Bangladesh”, based on a fact-finding mission conducted by Odhikar from 19 to 22 November 2016. The report documents a series of attacks against members of the Santal community […]

July 25, 2017 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Temples and residences of Hindu minority attacked in Rajganj of Begumganj Upazila in Noakhali district

On February 28, 2013 the International Crimes Tribunal-1 sentenced Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi with death penalty for crimes committed against humanity during the liberation war of 1971. In protest against the judgment, Jamaat-e-Islami called for hartal all over the country, which claimed five lives in brutal clashes between the police and the activists […]

July 10, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed


Since the 1980s, starting as a response to adjust the economy and resolve the balance of payment deficit; export oriented readymade garment industries have been growing fast. The processes of underdevelopment, coupled with the failure to constitute a democratic state, contributed to the rapid pauperization of the rural areas, releasing cheap labour and forcing people […]

June 19, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Assembly of Hefazate Islam Bangladesh and Human Rights Violations

Hefazate Islam Bangladesh, like any other non-political social and cultural organisation, claims to be a people’s platform to articulate the concerns of religious issues. According to the organisation, its aims are to take into consideration socio-economic, cultural, religious and political matters that affect values and practices of Islam. Moreover, protecting the rights of the Muslim […]

June 10, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Eight female workers killed and over 50 workers injured in a fire outbreak at Smart Export Garments

One of the primary sources of foreign remittance, Ready-Made Garments (RMG) is vital to Bangladesh’s economy. However, repeated instances of fire outbreak in garment factories have not only claimed lives of hundreds but also pointed out the concerned authority’s utter disregard towards moral responsibility. In recent times, the most horrific incident in the RMG sector […]

April 4, 2013 | Read full story | Comments are closed