As part of Odhikar’s campaign to stop partisan conflict and violence and concentrate on resolving issues between political parties in a peaceful manner through dialogue and respect for the rights of the citizens, Odhikar organised a National Advocacy Meeting on February 16, 2012 under the topic ‘Political Violence and Human Rights’. The meeting was presided over by Farhad Mazhar, advisor of Odhikar. The key note paper of Odhikar was presented by Odhikar’s Secretary, Adilur Rahman Khan. In the paper the history of politics and political violence in Bangladesh was described. He also mentioned about the instability and how that affect the educational institutions and also the other sectors of the country. The special guests in the meeting were Rashed Khan Menon, Member of Parliament, Chairman, Workers Party of Bangladesh and Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee of Education; Mr. Moudud Ahmed, Member of Parliament, Member Standing Committee, Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Former Law Minister of Bangladesh, Mr. Yusuf Hussain Humayun, Presidium Member, Bangladesh Awami League and H.E. Mr. Alphons J.A.J.M.G. Hennekens, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Netherlands.
Dhaka-National Advocacy-Meeting-report 16 Feb 2012 (full text in English, PDF)