¿Por qué necesitamos la Convención Internacional para la Protección de las Personas contra las desaparicio-nes forzadas?
A. La importancia del Convenio para las familias de los desa-parecidos El papel que pueden desempeñar las organizaciones no gubernamentales y la sociedad civil en la promoción y aplicación de la Convención Inter-nacional para la Protección de las Personas contra las desapariciones forzadas
The human rights situation of Bangladesh in the first six months of 2016 was cause for grave concern. After the controversial and farcical Parliamentary elections, political intolerance, lack of effective institutions and wide-spread and varied human rights violations were the main obstacles to the exercise of democracy in Bangladesh. The Caretaker Government system was incorporated in the Constitution through the 13th Amendment, as a result of people’s movement led by the then Opposition Awami League and its alliance between 1994 and 1996.
Odhikar is deeply shocked and mourns the deaths at the Holey Artisan Bakery incident in Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 1, 2016. Odhikar extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims. As a human rights organization, Odhikar believes that preventive strategies that improve the moral, ethical and political culture of society is a must, if we want to avert such violent occurrences.
Manila, 27 June 2016 – This year marks the tenth year since the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearances was adopted by the Human Rights Council (UNHRC) during its first session on 27 June 2006. It was the first resolution of the UN Human Rights Council. This was a landmark victory in the history of the global struggle against enforced disappearances, which was officially offered by His Excellency Ambassador Bernard Kessedjian, head of the Working Group of the former UN Commission on Human Rights that drafted the Convention to Mrs. Marta Ocampo de Vasquez, then President of FEDEFAM and presently of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo-Linea Fundadora of Argentina.