1. LEGAL AID, COUNSELING & MEDIATION:
i. DIRECT LEGAL SUPPORT:
The direct law support to victims is one of the important visible and sustainable activities by releasing the victims from jail/custody, filing case against perpetrators. JusticeMakers Bangladesh is one organization in Bangladesh who provides direct legal aid to file case against Law Enforcing Agencies (LEA).
ii. PUBLIC INTERST LITIGATION:
JusticeMakers Bangladesh sues Public Interest Litigation (PIL). It’s target group the people who do not have access to justice due to their poor economic condition and lack of knowledge.
iii. LEGAL COUNSELING:
JusticeMakers Bangladesh provides legal counseling to the victim of violation by integrated legal awareness program among the victims coming to the centre. The legal expert provides information about existing legislation and rights given in our constitution and international human rights instrument regarding to make a victim empowered.
2. FACT FINDING & URGENT APPEAL:
i. . FACT FINDING INVESTIGATION
JusticeMakers Bangladesh observes the procedures to find the true torture victims and violation of human rights having verified through fact-finding process. Fact-finding helps to build a communication and an impartial report for the well being of the victims as well as to the justice as a document. Fact-finding is a process of verifying the allegations of torture and human rights violation whether the allegations are true or false. JusticeMakers Bangladesh prepares impartial report by conducting fact finding mission and disseminates it to concerned authority
ii. URGENT APPEAL:
Urgent Appeal Program is an important human rights tool and form the core of the advocacy program of JusticeMakers Bangladesh. It issues urgent appeal in national and international level by post fax and email on basis of fact finding report with the objective of disseminating timely and accurate information about individual incidents of human rights violation to as wide an audience as possible, thereby building international as well as local awareness and pressure towards their resolution
3. LOBBY, CAMPAIGN & ADVOCACY:
Lobby for the removal of reservation of some important article and paragraphs; ratification of the some international covenant and protocol as well as Implementation of some united Nation declaration is ongoing Challenge of JusticeMakers Bangladesh. The JusticeMakers Bangladesh takes opportunity to conduct lobbying with government high authorities and diplomatic mission and also exchange views with professionals on these issues all over the country. It also continues awareness program through observances of significant days by conducting signature campaign, organized human chain, rally, view exchange and roundtable meeting on different specific issues.
4. TRAINING, SEMINAR & WORKSHOP:
JusticeMakers Bangladesh always gives due importance of its staff capacity to cope with critical complains of the victims of human rights violation. Moreover for creating social resistance against human rights violations, JusticeMakers Bangladesh conducts training, seminar and workshop among different professionals, students, survivors and its staff on human rights, good governance, peace, democracy and legal empowerment.
5. RESEARCH & DOCUMENTATION:
One of the important and vital activities of JusticeMakers Bangladesh is research through constant monitoring of human rights situation in Bangladesh which JusticeMakers Bangladesh publish disseminate through publication the “State of Human Rights”. It also publishes the report on monthly, quarterly and half-yearly basis to motivate the Govt. authority to take necessary action against the perpetrators and to create public opinion against human rights violation.
JusticeMakers Bangladesh runs a documentation centre focusing on gathering data of human rights abuses from secondary sources, mainly local and national newspaper, and publishing the results of their findings in the human rights situation report of Bangladesh. At least 12 national newspapers, a number of local publications and news websites are screened daily for reports on human rights abusage and the article are clipped out and past into binders containing hundred of clippings. The information is transferred in to a computer database in the library of JusticeMakers Bangladesh. It’s also collect information from its direct source as like Network members, fact finding team and victims themselves.
There are several categories of documentation:
v Death, rape and torture by law enforcing agencies
v Violence against journalist and human rights defender
v Impunity of law enforcing agencies
v Violence against women and children
v Dowry related domestic violence
v Organized violence by political party
v Repression on ethnic and religious minority
v Abuse of National security laws
v Verdict and execution of death sentence
v Violence against law enforcing agencies
v Human Rights situation in CHT
v Border conflict v Acid violation
v Custodial death
JusticeMakers Bangladesh using newsletter as weapon against human rights violation and also for the dissemination of knowledge and sharing of experience relating to human rights violation among the readers. It publishes a monthly bangla news letter and the quarterly English language newsletter. It also publishes monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annually human rights situation report and its annual report regularly. In addition of these, it publishes leaflet, poster, sticker, handbill, research papers and books occasionally.
7. GOOD GOVERNANCE:
To ensure good governance is one of the most focuses of JusticeMakers Bangladesh. It believes that ensuring good governance is impossible with our protecting human rights and vice versa. JusticeMakers Bangladesh organizes seminars, symposiums, view exchanges, signature campaigns, and discussions to promote the issue of good governance in Bangladesh.
8. NETWORKING & INSTITUTION BUILDING:
JusticeMakers Bangladesh maintains a close relationship and cooperation with other human rights organizations, local foreign embassy, different professionals and individuals in national and international level for getting supports for the prevention of human rights violation. To maintain constant relation and cooperation, it meets local Lawyers association, Doctors association, NGO leaders, Journalists association and other professionals. It also works with other international organization, difference embassy and UN human rights boy etc.
II. INSTITUTION BUILDING:
Prevention should be invoked first before get it cures because ‘prevention is better than cure’. JusticeMakers Bangladesh organizes a unique process as preventive program against anti-human right activities specially torture by the law enforcing agencies.