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Bangladesh: Politics and Government

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely (a) effectiveness and (b) impartiality of the Bangladesh Truth and Accountability Commission. (209510)

The caretaker government in Bangladesh is in the early stages of examining proposals for a Truth Commission. Full details of how such a Commission might operate have not yet been published. The UK believes that a Truth Commission must be transparent and serve the interests of justice. We support the fight against corruption and promote the need for transparency as a cornerstone of sustainable democracy across the world.