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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

CIVIL SOCIETY JOINT ALTERNATIVE FOLLOW-UP REPORT: One year after the UN Committee against Torture’s Concluding Observations on the initial report of Bangladesh

This Joint Alternative Follow-up Report is prepared one year after the United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture (CAT) issued its Concluding Observations for its initial review of Bangladesh’s implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. At that time, the CAT asked Bangladesh to follow-up on several of […]

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

Bangladesh: Human rights groups urge government to implement recommendations on torture and other abuses after damning UN review

Global, 14 August 2019: – Following serious concerns expressed by the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) about torture in Bangladesh, seven human rights organizations call on the Bangladeshi government to recognize the magnitude of the problem and address and implement the nearly 90 recommendations made by the UN body. On 9 August 2019, the CAT, […]

August 17, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Civil Society Joint Alternative Report on Bangladesh Submitted to the Committee against Torture

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC); Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD); Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA); FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights; Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights; Odhikar; World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) jointly submitted an Alternative Report  to the Committee against Torture at its 67th session (22 July – […]

August 3, 2019 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Written statement by Odhikar submitted at the 37th session of the UN HRC – BANGLADESH: Freedoms of Opinion, Expression and Peaceful Assembly and Association Are Systematically Violated

Rights to freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and of association are essential elements of democracy. Regrettably such rights are being systematically violated by the incumbent government. The government imposed various repressive laws and policies targeted at dissenters and is harassing the opposition political parties’ activists and people belonging to alternative […]

February 19, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Written statement by Odhikar submitted at the 37th session of the UN HRC – BANGLADESH: Failing to Fulfil its Obligations under the UN Convention against Torture

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment perpetrated by the law enforcement agencies are widespread in Bangladesh. Apart from leaders-activists of the opposition political parties, people from all walks of life were tortured and became victims of inhuman or degrading treatment. The actual number of incidents of torture are probably much more than what […]

February 15, 2018 | Read full story | Comments are closed