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Ms Sara Hossain

Full Title: Ms Sara Hossain
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 9.7.2020
Call Date: 21.11.1989

Sara Hossain is a barrister who has been practicing at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh for over 25 years, and currently Deputy Head of Chambers at the law firm of Dr Kamal Hossain and Associates, focusing on the areas of constitutional law, public interest law, and family law. She serves pro bono as the Honorary Executive Director of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST). She has been involved in public interest and human rights case on torture, freedom of expression, women’s rights and forced evictions. She earlier worked on the South Asia Programmes of INTERIGHTS, supporting human rights litigation before national and international courts, and judicial dialogues on the domestic application of human rights. She has written on judicial independence, freedom of expression and honour crimes.  She served on the UN Group of Experts on Accountability in North Korea, and as a member of a UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 Protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and is currently on the Board of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.