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Due Process on trial in Bangladesh


Due Process on trial in Bangladesh as British courts expose hacking, forced confessions and torture being used in Dhaka's High Court.


The most important court case you never heard of, that could potentially impact the security of international investors, travellers, and expats across the globe; is currently playing out in the High Court in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


On the surface, the case seems obscure enough, and its significance minimal; but legal experts warn that the outcome will set a precedent that could affect the future of international law, human rights, and determine the fate of the concept of due process itself.


The investment assets of Swiss national Khater Massaad were frozen by a Bangladeshi court late last year on the basis of a judgment against Massaad in the UAE. Massaad is appealing that order, and it has been conditionally suspended while the appeal process is underway. This summary, however, conceals the true import of the case.