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USCIRF Hearing -- Bangladesh: Protecting the Human Rights of Thought, Conscience, and Religion

City University of New York Law School at Queens College

April 30, 2004

Bangladesh Hearing Transcript

Opening Remarks - Felice Gaer, Commission Vice Chair

Opening Remarks

- Joseph Crowley, Congressman (D-NY/7th)

Panel One

  • Latifur Rahman, Chief Justice of Bangladesh (retired), former head of the non-party caretaker government at the time of October 2001 elections

  • U.A.B. Razia Akter Banu, Professor of Political Science, Dhaka University

  • Abbas Faiz, Researcher, International Secretariat of Amnesty International

  • Rosaline Costa, Dhaka-based human rights monitor and Coordinator of Hotline Bangladesh

  • Aroma Dutta, civil society activist, Executive Director, PRIP Trust